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Chaplain Service

Chaplain Service provides a variety of services to Veterans, visiting family members and staff:

  • Ministry of presence
  • Worship services
  • Connections to variety of community of faiths
  • Facilitate religious needs – Provide prayer, sacred literature, inspirational literature, devotional material, religious rites (i.e., wedding and funerals), and religious counsel
  • Crisis intervention
  • Bereavement care
  • Spiritual care – (i.e., education, pastoral care, advocacy, decision making support, etc.)
  • Contribute to Interdisciplinary Care Plans – (Ethics Consultation, Palliative Care, Substance Abuse Treatment and are available to provide consultative support throughout the hospital).
  • Ceremonial Functions – Memorial Services, Blessing of the Hands and provide invocations/benedictions for a variety of community and hospital functions

Services Available to Outpatients 
Chaplains are available by appointment and may be arranged by:

  • Patient request
  • Consults from staff
  • Nurse/doctor


Worship Services - Grand Island

Catholic Masses
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Sundays at 9 a.m.

Grand Island Chaplains:

Chief of Chaplains/Protestant Chaplain, Lonnie Logan, ext. 2246
Catholic Chaplain, Fr. Sidney Bruggeman, ext. 2246


Worship Services - Omaha

The Chapel is located in the northeast corner of Main Building on the First floor in Omaha. Chaplain offices are located inside the Chapel.

Catholic Masses
Every day at 6:55 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Sundays at 9 a.m.

Omaha Chaplains:

Available 7 days a week–24 hours a day
Lead/Protestant Chaplain, Shane Van Dorin, ext. 5779
Protestant Chaplain, Cliff Short, ext. 3128
Catholic Chaplain, Fr. Anthony Ike, ext. 3127
-or- call an operator and ask for the chaplain


Lincoln Services

Chaplain Service is available on an as-needed basis in Lincoln.
To request service in Lincoln, contact Lead/Protestant Chaplain, Shane Van Dorin, ext. 5779 in Omaha.

Contact Info


  • Omaha VAMC
    Lincoln CBOC
    Grand Island CBOC and CLC

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-451-5796

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Or as requested