Adventist Health Tillamook welcomes Pam Strachan, DMin, MDiv, as Senior Chaplain who will now provide spiritual care for the medical center, medical offices and home care services. Pam replaces long-time Adventist Health Tillamook chaplain Danny Parada, who took a similar position at Adventist
As a board-certified chaplain and a bereavement specialist, Pam has extensive experience in supporting people experiencing the loss of a loved one through education, support groups and counseling. Previously, Pam was the Senior Chaplain at Adventist Health Portland, where she worked for 14 years.
Pam says, “I feel called to be here in Tillamook. From the moment the Lord called me to the ministry, he has directed me where to go. From New York City to Portland and now to Tillamook, I obediently go where God leads me, which has allowed me to use my skills to bless others.”
Pam is looking forward to getting involved and connecting with the Tillamook community. She says, “I want to work with staff, patients and families. Every pain we go through in life involves grief and loss. The spiritual care department is a place where you can find safety, counseling and support as you walk through life’s challenges.”
Pam holds a Doctor of Ministry with special emphasis in Complicated Grief and Resilience from George Fox University, Portland Seminary. Also, Pam is a graduate of Andrews University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and a Master of Divinity from the Andrews Theological Seminary.
Adventist Health Tillamook is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than
80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health
provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural
and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied
health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and
hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person
focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.