Since February 2021, Rev. Marilyn Hedgpeth has offered unwavering hospitality with warmth and generosity by providing homemade meals and serving as a dinner host. She has also broken new ground.
In 2022, Marilyn worked with Lindley Curtis, the Family House’s Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager, to develop a new volunteer opportunity at the Family House, the Spiritual Care Volunteer. Marilyn, a recently retired Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, offered her expertise and gathered important information. Marilyn interviewed professional chaplains in hospitals and hospices, and she researched models and best practices to offer spiritual care and support through volunteers. Lindley reflects, “Thanks to Marilyn’s many hours of research and her wealth of connections and expertise, this new volunteer role is one more way that the Family House is caring for the whole person—body, mind, and spirit.”
Recognizing the significance of Marilyn’s contribution and the potential impact of this new volunteer role, the Family House nominated her for a Forsyth County Volunteer Service Award, and we are thrilled that Marilyn won in the category of Faith-Based Volunteer for her service in 2022.
Are you interested in learning more about the Spiritual Care Volunteer opportunity? Contact Lindley.Curtis@familyhousews.org or call 336-569-8339 for more information.