The spiritual care team at Renown Health includes spiritual caregivers, chaplains, and other volunteer clergy professionals who are available to counsel people of all faiths, as well as those who do not have a spiritual practice.
Our Spiritual Care team at Renown Regional Medical Center is regularly available weekdays from 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM. We are also available around the clock in case of an urgent need. If you would like to speak to a Spiritual Care team member after hours, please ask your nurse or social worker to page the spiritual caregiver or chaplain on call.
There are no on-site spiritual caregivers or chaplains at Renown South Meadows Medical center or Rehabilitation Hospital, but one may be requested.
If you already have a connection to a local religious institution, your clergy member is welcome to visit you. If you do not, we are happy to recommend one and connect with an institution or faith group of your choice.
Brent Hoy-Bianchi, Chaplain
Brent is an ordained Lutheran minister who has served as a chaplain at renown since January 2014. He began his ministry as a hospital chaplain with stops in Sacramento and Phoenix in the 1980s after receiving his chaplaincy training at U.C. Davis Medical Center, Banner University Medical Center and Sutter Memorial Hospital. He served churches and worked in mental health in California for 30 years prior to coming to Renown.
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Bob Stover, Chaplain ad vitam
Bob has been a Presbyterian minister for over 60 years, while spending more than 20 years as a chaplain at Renown. He served as an Ensign in the United States Navy during World War II and was given a special assignment to enter Hiroshima, Japan, two months after the atomic bomb destroyed the city. After the war ended, he received his Master of Theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and received his Doctor of Theology degree from International Seminary. He is the author of "Becoming Well Again," which is printed by Amazon. All royalties go to medical research.
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Greg Kuehn, Chaplain
Greg’s objective is to help those who are hurting physically and spiritually, and to support those facing heartbreak. Prior to joining Renown, Greg served as the senior pastor of Sierra Bible Church in Reno for more than 25 years.