How is your Spiritual Health?
Do you find meaning and purpose in what your do? Ask yourself this and other questions in the Spiritual Health Assessment below to see where you are on the spiritual continuum.
Prayer requests are read and prayed for on a weekly basis by our mission staff and chaplains. Have a burden, worry, or thanksgiving you would like to share?
We are here to for you
Chaplains are here to listen, serve, and care for people no matter their spiritual perspective.
HASELWOOD FAMILY YMCA
Kevin Scruggs: Kevin is an ordained local pastor serving at GracePoint Church. Kevin has almost 30 years of vocational ministry working with youth, families, and adults.
Sigi Heleson: Sigi has over 30 years of pastoral experience and has served in many capacities as a chaplain, counselor, and pastor of a local church. Sigi, who is also a triathlete, hopes to encourage wellness of mind, body, and spirit among those she meets.
GORDON FAMILY YMCA
Chris is an ordained local pastor with over 35 years of ministry experience. Whether it be a financial, health, or marriage crisis, Chris is passionate about coming alongside people in need and showing them God's abundant promises for their life.
LAKEWOOD FAMILY YMCA
Samar Stewart: Samar was born in Harlem, NY and raised in the South Bronx. Shortly after graduating high school, Samar joined the US Army and was deployed to Iraq. After receiving an injury overseas, he returned to the States and left the army to study theology and become a youth pastor.
Steve Johnson: Steve Johnson is founder and former director of Strategic People Development, an organization that helps people design strategies for personal and professional development, as well as an author. He is passionate about helping people find and fulfill their God-given passion, mission, and vision for life.
Trudy Read has many titles: mother, grandmother, wife, veteran (Army), pastor, sister, chaplain. Trudy and her husband Jeff moved from California to Washington to be near her grandchildren. Trudy has worked with the homeless and those suffering from addiction for the last 13 years. She has a Masters of Divinity and loves to listen and share wisdom.
TACOMA CENTER YMCA
Micheal Burch: As a young man, Michael found himself alone, homeless, and addicted. Needing hope and a fresh start, he dedicated his life to Christ, serving others, and sharing his story.
TOM TAYLOR FAMILY YMCA
Gig Harbor, WA
Mark Willson: Mark is known for his passion, drive, and caring spirit. He calls himself a recovering legalist, meaning, “learning to live in light of God's love and grace."
Ellis White: Originally from the UK, Ellis is an Assistant Pastor at Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor. You can usually find him doing Boot Camp early in the morning at the Tom Taylor YMCA.
James Floyd: James is the Lead Pastor of Intrepid Christian Church. James did not grow up in a Christian family, so he knows what it's like to feel nervous about going to a church. He has used his experience in various ministries over the years to help teens and adults discover that they are loved by God.
Sheila Capman: After retiring from The Boeing Company, Sheila completed her M.A. in Pastoral Studies and become an ordained pastor. Sheila has three daughters and a son, 12 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
YMCA support groups offer hope and provide a place for genuine relationships. Our groups, workshops, and seminars are based on research and rooted in Christian principles. Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life.
- There is an area of your life that you wish you could change.
- You are struggling with a relationship.
- You are having a hard time finding meaning in your life.
- You are in a challenging situation.
- Your life isn’t where you want it to be.
Journey to Freedom small groups provide a healing community and lay the foundation for successful change in your life. Participants address challenges related to loneliness, food and body image issues, grief, anxiety, destructive habits and much more. Most groups meet for eight weeks.
The YMCA of Piece of Kitsap Counties has served over 1,500 participants in these small groups since 2009 and seen many lives transformed through the process.
Our chapel is a space to be used for fellowship, meditation, and prayer. We invite you to use this space for reflection on and growth of your spiritual health. Whether you want to mediate, pray, or just a peaceful moment of quiet—this is a place for you.
Visit the chapel space at your local Y today.
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The YMCA is founded upon Christian principles and a desire to strengthen communities through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our programs are based on Christian principles and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. People of diverse faiths or no faiths are welcome and assured spiritual respect. Together we work to ensure everyone—regardless of gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background—has the opportunity to pursue holistic health and to live life to its fullest.
Each branch of the YMCA in Pierce and Kitsap County has a Mission Department, Life University class offerings, and programs dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of spiritual engagement and conversations within the Y experience.