Skip to Content
Learn what the PACT Act means for your VA benefits

Chaplain services

VA Lebanon's chaplains are trained specialists in spiritual and religious care, available to patients and their families throughout their hospital stays. Daily Mass is at 12 Noon Monday-Thursday. On Federal Holidays, there is not a Mass. On Sundays, the Protestant Service begins at 8:45 a.m. and Mass is held at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions or concerns, you may call the Chief of Chaplains, Dean Luther at 717-272-6621, extension 6021 or Chaplain Secretary, Vincent Zvorsky, extension 5085.

Chaplain services

Chaplains are available for walk-ins Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The hospital operator must be called to reach a chaplain evening to early morning hours, between :
Monday through Friday; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday; anytime.


The Chapel is open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., seven days a week.
For general questions, more information, or assistance please call

Chaplain Secretary:

Administrative Officer

Chief of Chaplains

Staff Chaplains

  • Chaplain Christopher Lehr   (Protestant)   M. Div., BCC.   ext. 4881
  • Chaplain Shellie Sterner  (Protestant)  M. Div., BCC.  ext. 5435
  • Chaplain David Spooner (Protestant) M.Div.  ext. 4576
  • Chaplain Paul Schenck   (Catholic) MS, M.Div, EdD, BCC-MH, BCPC  ext. 5087
  • Chaplain James Franklin (Protestant) M.Div (HBPC)
  • Rebecca Sanders   Social Worker   LCSW, CADC  (EAP)  ext. 3437