Frank Bennett is the founder and program leader of Living Well/ Dying Well, and is a senior teaching fellow at the Center For Spirituality & Healing after years of working with individuals and their families who were living with serious and life-threatening illness. As a minister, facilitator, teacher and chaplain, he provides support, education and care for the unique emotional, mental and spiritual challenges and opportunities at the end of life. Frank’s passion is to empower individuals, their providers and care partners to live well until they die well. He draws on his experience and expertise in teaching, curriculum development, writing, organizational leadership and development to support his work.
As a non-denominational spiritual care professional, Frank is committed to providing humane care for each person, regardless of their culture or beliefs. Since 2006 Frank has been a community eldercare chaplain. Since 2010 Frank has been an advanced healthcare directive facilitator. In 2009 Frank was a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) intern in Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Spiritual Care Dept. Frank earned his Masters of Divinity in 2010 with an emphasis on pastoral care and community-based chaplaincy. After graduation from United Theological Seminary in 2010 Frank returned to Abbott to complete his CPE chaplain residency. In 2012 Frank was ordained as a UCC minister and called as Minister At Large for pastoral care at Wayzata Community Church. Frank’s work as a spiritual care professional has included acute, palliative and hospice spiritual care in a variety of settings. Frank also has a special focus on spiritual care and support for those living memory loss from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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