Caldwell Hospice Welcomes New Ambassador Volunteers

LENOIR, NC (May 5, 2017)…Seven individuals completed Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care’s recent Ambassador Volunteer Training sessions. The new Ambassador Volunteers are: Sherry Summerlin with Hudson United Methodist Church, Larry Ferguson and Brenda Witherspoon, both with New Covenant United Methodist Church, Clara Powell with Dry Ponds Baptist Church, Kendal Bray with Crestview Baptist Church, Rachel Boston with Harvest Church, and Laura Pearson with King’s Creek Baptist Church.

Left to right, Clara Powell, Kendal Bray, Rachel Boston, CHPC’s Chaplain Delbert Minner, and Laura Pearson.

Ambassador volunteers, who must be 18-years-old and recommended by the pastor or spiritual leader, serve as a liaison between their individual faith community and Caldwell Hospice. The ambassador educates his/her congregation on Hospice services, publicizes support and volunteer opportunities, and helps coordinate any specialized needs/ministries the congregation can help to meet.


(Individual Photos: Sherry Summerlin, Larry Ferguson, Brenda Witherspoon.)

Caldwell Hospice currently has 62 Ambassador Volunteers representing 58 faith communities.

The next Ambassador Volunteer Training session will be July 12, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Caldwell Hospice’s Wilson Meeting Room at 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir.

For nearly 35 years, Caldwell Hospice has provided quality, respectful end-of-life care to our community. For more information about the Ambassador Volunteer Program, contact Chaplain Delbert Minner at 828.754.0101 or