Our Chaplaincy Program

LHP’s Chaplaincy Program offers faith-friendly, non-denominational spiritual guidance to employees in times of need. The Chaplain provides a listening and concerned ear to those facing personal, financial or work-related problems as well as comfort and support to individuals grieving the loss of a loved one.

The Chaplain is available to meet privately or by phone and there is no charge for the service. The wellbeing of our employees is very important to LHP and through the Chaplaincy Program, support is available at all times.

Meet Our Chaplain

The LHP Chaplaincy Program is led by Dr. Walter Ghosten. Walter is a retired engineer, veteran of the Vietnam War, and ordained licensed minister. After a successful career working as an engineer for government installations including Y-12 and K-25 in Oak Ridge, Walter was called to the ministry. He attended the Tennessee Baptist Theological Seminary extension school and in 1992 became the pastor at First Baptist Church in Knoxville where he served 23 years. In 2015, Walter joined LHP to start and lead its new Chaplaincy Program. While working at LHP, Walter has continued his lifelong love of learning and in 2022, he was awarded a Doctorate degree in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.

dr walter ghosten - leader of lhp's chaplaincy program

Dr. Walter Ghosten leads LHP’s chaplaincy program which provides employees faith-friendly spiritual, emotional and grief support.

Read Words from Walter

Each week Chaplain Walter shares an inspirational message in “The Chaplain’s Corner,” a regular feature published on LHP’s employee website. His essays speak to a variety of issues, offering insight and inspirational thought that contribute to the spiritual wellness of everyone. You can find his latest essay here.

move forward with wisdom learned from the past
Move Forward With Wisdom Learned From the Past