Chaplain for CORE Center

Bishop Anderson House warmly welcomes Chaplain Jim Croegaert, as part-time chaplain to patients of Project Connect at the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center of Cook County.

When Jim took Clinical Pastoral Education in the late 90’s, he found it to be a “real fit,” and soon began his career as a professional chaplain. He spent the past 20 years serving as a hospital chaplain, serving for 16 years as head of the Spiritual Services Department at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.

Jim also uses his spiritual care gifts in Disaster Spiritual Care with the American Red Cross, and has served at sites such as Hurricane Ike; the Alabama spring tornadoes of 2011; the Oklahoma tornadoes of 2013. A song-writer, he wrote “Was it a Morning Like This,” which was the title song on a Grammy Award-winning album by Sandi Patti. We welcome Jim on board and are pleased to expand our presence two-fold at the CORE Center due to his efforts.