Testimonials

I work with Lydia on the Disability Visions Committee, and I have found her to be an excellent leader. Her organizational skills, her ability to see the big picture, and her passion for inclusion of people with disabilities is an inspiration. Lydia can always be counted on to get the job done timely, with wisdom and grace.  She is able to build consensus and achieve outcomes with a committee that meets mostly by phone, come from unique perspectives, and have an overwhelming amount of work to do - this is one talented lady! I would recommend her for any job she is asked to do.

Diana H., Disability Visions – Ability Matters

I recommend Lydia wholeheartedly… I found her to be a very compassionate caregiver/chaplain. She has excellent pastoral presence and an intuitive sense of how to care for each person. Lydia is also attentive to detail and learns quickly. She is responsible and conscientious, and has a strong work ethic. I also appreciated her willingness to help her colleagues in any way she could.

Brooks B., St. Anthony Hospital

Working with Lydia in the hectic flow of a Level I trauma hospital, I have experienced her multiple skills and interpersonal ability. She is able to manage the physical and emotional crises that people face with care, compassion and competence. Lydia has an internal sense of how to be present without intrusion which allows her to be an excellent pastoral/spiritual caregiver. Her patient care ability is mirrored by her attention to the details of being part of a care team. She played a part in the ongoing development of how a team could manage patient care in effective ways. She developed written referral sources that were used by all other chaplains. Her creativity in thinking, presenting, and being with people comes from her artistic background. It was always a pleasure to work with Lydia, knowing that patients were receiving the best care from a person who knows the true art of pastoral/spiritual care.

Roger C., St. Anthony Hospital

It is my pleasure to recommend Rev. Lydia Buttner as a Chaplain. I worked closely with Lydia, who received an award at St. Anthony Hospital for service to patients above and beyond the call of duty. She is an excellent chaplain and a very detail oriented professional, and would accordingly be a great asset to a healthcare institution.

Chris L., St. Anthony Hospital

Lydia is a very compassionate, caring and intuitive chaplain with the ability to assess the needs of her patients. She has the ability to be centered, focused and carries great spiritual presence which can be calming and peaceful. Her connection and communication with patients and their families are exceptional. She is truly a blessing.

Defne W, Social Worker, LUH

Thank you for your ministry here at St. Anthony Hospital. You have been a real gift to our department and to the patients and staff at SAH. I have very much appreciated your organizational skills, your reliability, and your ability to minister to people in very meaningful ways during very stressful and busy house shifts. I never worried about the hospital when you were on house!

Jenny L., St. Anthony Hospital

Lydia is professional, spiritual and a great administrative support to our team. Her leadership and commitment are helpful in our team that serves the greater whole. Her qualities of generosity and grace make her an enjoyable person to work with. I highly recommend her.

Emily H., Residence in Ministry

Lydia was a tremendous asset to the spiritual lives of Shalom Cares residents. Not only did she lead wonderful Christian services, Lydia also had great rapport with all the lives she touched on campus. Lydia is compassionate, intuitive and always timely!

Jody N., Shalom Cares

Bio

Chaplain Lydia Buttner, MDiv, BCC is an ordained Deacon and Ecclesiastically Endorsed in the United Methodist Church. Her work is in the world in word, service, justice and compassion. Lydia has a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology, and did her ACPE Chaplain Residency at University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz...

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Testimonials

I work with Lydia on the Disability Visions Committee, and I have found her to be an excellent leader. Her organizational skills, her ability to see the big picture, and her passion for inclusion of people with disabilities is an inspiration....

Diana H., Disability Visions – Ability Matters

I recommend Lydia wholeheartedly… I found her to be a very compassionate caregiver/chaplain. She has excellent pastoral presence and an intuitive sense of how to care for each person. Lydia is also attentive to detail and learns quickly. She is...

Brooks B., St. Anthony Hospital

Working with Lydia in the hectic flow of a Level I trauma hospital, I have experienced her multiple skills and interpersonal ability. She is able to manage the physical and emotional crises that people face with care, compassion and competence....

Roger C., St. Anthony Hospital

It is my pleasure to recommend Rev. Lydia Buttner as a Chaplain. I worked closely with Lydia, who received an award at St. Anthony Hospital for service to patients above and beyond the call of duty. She is an excellent chaplain and a very detail...

Chris L., St. Anthony Hospital

Lydia is a very compassionate, caring and intuitive chaplain with the ability to assess the needs of her patients. She has the ability to be centered, focused and carries great spiritual presence which can be calming and peaceful. Her connection...

Defne W, Social Worker, LUH

Thank you for your ministry here at St. Anthony Hospital. You have been a real gift to our department and to the patients and staff at SAH. I have very much appreciated your organizational skills, your reliability, and your ability to minister to...

Jenny L., St. Anthony Hospital

Lydia is professional, spiritual and a great administrative support to our team. Her leadership and commitment are helpful in our team that serves the greater whole. Her qualities of generosity and grace make her an enjoyable person to work with...

Emily H., Residence in Ministry

Lydia was a tremendous asset to the spiritual lives of Shalom Cares residents. Not only did she lead wonderful Christian services, Lydia also had great rapport with all the lives she touched on campus. Lydia is compassionate, intuitive and always...

Jody N., Shalom Cares

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