Dickinson Memorial Hospital Welcomes New Chaplain
Chaplain Ellyn Becker began her role as Hospital Chaplain at Dickinson Memorial Hospital on February first of this year. She and her husband, Herb, relocated to Iron Mountain from Sheboygan, Wisconsin about a year and a half ago when he accepted the position of Chief Chaplain at the VA Medical Center. They reside in their home on the Menominee River, which they have been remodeling, and enjoy their Golden Doodle puppy; Bella is the newest member of their family.
“I gave myself a little break after relocating to the area so we could get settled into our new home,” commented Ellyn. “When I was ready to find a job again, the Chaplain’s position at Dickinson Memorial Hospital had become available. Everyone has made me feel very welcome. I love the area and the hospital; there are so many friendly people it has been easy to feel comfortable.”
Ellyn has a strong background in ministry. She had worked in a hospice and hospital chaplaincy for fourteen years prior to accepting the position at Dickinson Memorial Hospital. Ellyn completed a Master of Divinity program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Chaplain Ellyn’s office is located on the hospital’s second floor where she is most accessible to the patients. She will assist hospital staff, patients and visitors as follows:
“I greatly appreciate all of the help I have been given,” commented Chaplain Ellyn. “It is a wonderful opportunity and a privilege to work here.”