A commissioning service for Carol Turk, an active member of the community and a professional chaplain serving in hospitals in Denver and Loveland, Colorado was held in January at the Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church. The ceremony was conducted by Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries officials from the General Conference, fellow chaplains, leaders and ministers from the Rocky Mountain Conference, family and friends.

After the commissioning prayer offered by Eric Nelson, RMC secretary, a charge was given by Dr. Mario Caballos, director of ACM, who in its conclusion stated, “Be it known that the Seventh-day Adventist Church hereby recognizes Carol Turk as a commissioned minister of the gospel. As such she has the authority to preach, teach, administer the rites of the church, and share the gospel to all as she serves God’s people.”

Chaplain Turk says that her passion is her work as hospital chaplain. A licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado, and a national certified counselor, she is also a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains and is currently pursuing ACP board certification.