The Good Samaritan Society-Pastoral Care Visitor Training2019-02-08T12:58:07+00:00

The following training is being offered through The Good Samaritan Society

Pastoral Care Volunteer – Visitor Training Workshop

When: February 22 & 23, 2019

Time: Friday 6:30 – 9:00 | Saturday, 8:30 – 4:00

Where: Southgate Care Center, 4225 – 107 St, Edmonton

Fee: $20.00   (Includes Materials, & coffee breaks & Lunch on Saturday)   

For more information and registration, contact:

Orlow Lund, Chaplain

Phone: 780-431-3603



Prema Samuel, Chaplain

Phone: 780-431-3850


Kindly register before February 18th to be prepared for the right number of people. Thank you


Rev. Prema Samuel

Prema, an ordained Lutheran pastor lives with her beautifully chaotic family in the small quaint village of Millet, Alberta while she serves as the Chaplain at Southgate Care Centre (Edm) and Good Shepherd (Wetaskiwin). Prema is a Certified Palliative Care Chaplain and is a strong advocate for End of Life and Palliative care in our community. In Prema’s past time, she enjoys knitting, a gift taught to her by a resident.

Rev. Gretchen Johnson

Gretchen, a licensed minister with the Mennonite Brethren Church of Canada has a passion and calling for Pastoral Care Ministry serving for over thirty years in congregational, hospital, and residential care settings. She has a passion for helping others discover the faithfulness of God in all circumstances. Gretchen serves as chaplains at Stony Plain Care Centre, George Hennig Place, Spruce Grove Centre, and Pembina Village in Evansburg.

Rev. Orlow Lund

Orlow, an ordained Lutheran pastor, was chaplain of Lutheran Institutional Ministry of Edmonton (LIME) where he recruited and trained visitation volunteers for seven years. He has been a chaplain at the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre and Millwoods Care Centre (Edm) since 1996. Orlow’s special interests in chaplaincy are in assessment, end of life, and spirituality.

Rev. Laird Borst

Laird, an ordained Lutheran pastor is returning to GSS after working in the parish at Hope Lutheran, Edmonton, and Redeemer Lutheran, Hanna. Laird now serves as the Chaplain for the CHOICE program and at Wedman House and Village. In Laird’s spare time, he enjoys playing the bagpipes with two different Pipe bands in Edmonton, riding his motorcycle, and building model train layouts.