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Keith Metcalfe named Director of Mission and Spiritual Care Community of Practice

St. Joseph’s Health System is pleased to welcome Keith Metcalfe as Director of Mission and Spiritual Care Community of Practice, effective April 22, 2024.

“I’m pleased to continue to grow the mission and impact of the Spiritual Care community of practice in St. Joseph’s Health System,” said Keith. “Together with healthcare worker teams across the System, we will continue to serve patients and clients while celebrating our mission, values and legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph.”

Keith is a certified spiritual care practitioner with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in sociology and philosophy from King’s College at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and a Master of Divinity from St. Peter’s Seminary (also of King’s/UWO).

Keith has served as Interim Director of Spiritual Care at St. Joseph’s Health System since April 2023. In this role, Keith has collaborated with spiritual care professionals across the System’s member organizations to ensure patients and clients receive support and education while encouraging research. He’s also contributed to a number of mission-building and equity, diversity and inclusion activities, including St. Joe’s Day campaigns, Pride Month celebrations and Truth and Reconciliation events.

Keith joined St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in June 2020 as a Chaplain and was named Professional Practice Lead in 2021. Prior to joining St. Joe’s, Keith worked at University Health Network, focused in the cardiac intensive care units and inpatient wards at Toronto General Hospital.

The Director of Mission and Spiritual Care Community of Practice role at St. Joseph’s Health System has an expanded mandate. It now formally incorporates the mission — Living the Legacy. Compassionate Care. Faith. Discovery — in recognition of the integral role that the mission, values, and heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Diocese of Hamilton play in the System’s unique culture.

In this role, Keith will lead the Spiritual Care Community of Practice. In partnership with the more than 20 spiritual care professionals across six-member organizations, Keith will develop programs and activities related to mission, core values, Catholic identity, and spiritual care, ensuring that the System’s mission is communicated effectively and integrated into all aspects of the organization. This role embraces interfaith principles, enabling the System to express its mission with commitment, integrity and compassion.