Spiritual Care

As a Lutheran Pastor, Chaplain Breed provides a variety of care.

  • Listening
  • Comforting
  • Praying
  • Reading Scripture
  • Reconciling
  • Empathizing
  • Consoling
  • Celebrating
  • Baptizing
  • Communing
  • Anointing
  • Blessing
  • Commending the Dying
  • Leading Worship
  • Conducting Weddings and Funerals

Having an ELCA chaplain at UIHC gives Lutheran patients, as well as patients from other faiths or no faith in God at all, a trained and certified chaplain who provides spiritual and practical support.

Support Funds Needed

NO money is received from the hospital nor any Synods.  LCO is funded solely by gifts from congregations, individuals, and other organizations.

  • Individuals
  • Congregations through regular budget support or special offerings
  • Memorial gifts
  • Sustainer support
  • Thrivent Financial CHOICE gifts
  • Women of the ELCA
  • Men’s groups
  • Church fundraisers
  • Bequests and other deferred gifts
  • Workplace matching gifts

Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach is a 501c.3 organization whose goal is to ensure the continued and long-term presence of an ELCA chaplain at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics



Partner in Ministry

Matthew 25:36 says “…I was sick, and you visited Me…”

You are invited to join in this response to the call of Jesus to visit the sick, to be a silent partner with the chaplain who brings the presence of Jesus to those hospitalized with critical heath needs along with their families.

To make a donation now, click the donate button below to use the contribution form and mail LCO a contribution at the address indicated on the form.

You will receive a confirmation letter of your donation for your records We thank you very much for your contribution.


Here’s How to Donate


Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach

Donate Here


Lutheran Chaplaincy Outreach

123 E. Market St.

Iowa City, IA  52245




How you can help

We are grateful to those of you who partner with us to provide this service at UIHC, a hospital that receives many of the most critically ill patients from Iowa, Illinois, and beyond. The need for more contributors has become critical.  If you have not made LCO an annual item in your church budget, please consider doing so.  If you people who may be interested in working with LCO or making a tax deductible contribution to this vital Christian ministry, please send us their name.  If at all possible, please send a contribution and urge others to do so as well.