Spiritual/Pastoral Care Dialogues

Care for the Transgender Soul: An Introduction to Spiritual Care for Trans Persons and their Families

June 8, 2023
1 to 2:15 p.m. ET

About this Event

While discussions about the political and clinical aspects of health care for transgender individuals are common, little attention is given to their spiritual lives, even though many have strong religious beliefs. To address this gap, CHA is hosting a webinar aimed at exploring how spiritual care can be tailored to meet the unique needs of transgender persons and their families.

The webinar will feature experts with extensive experience serving the transgender community within the Catholic health ministry. Our speakers will address the unique needs of transgender individuals and their families, offering chaplains practical strategies to provide effective pastoral and spiritual care. The session will also provide ample time for participants to engage in dialogue, ask questions and share comments. Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP, senior director of theology at CHA, will moderate the discussion.


June 8, 2023
1 to 2:15 p.m. ET

Members – Free
Non-Members - $100



Erica Cohen Moore

Erica Cohen Moore, M.Div., BCC 
Executive Director
National Association of Catholic Chaplains


Jamez Terry, M.Div., BCC
Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center

Sr Luisa Derouen

Sister Luisa Derouen, O.P.
Sister Luisa Derouen is a Dominican Sister of Peace and has been ministering nationally among the transgender community since 1999. She is retired and lives in central Kentucky.

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

Don't worry if you cannot attend the live event. CHA will record the webinar and share the recording with all who are registered — so please register today for this webinar.


For more information, contact CHA Service Center or Jill Fisk, Director, Mission Services, Catholic Health Association.