Michael Porter

Greetings All,

I just realized I needed to post my introduction here.

My name is Mike and I am the Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Services for Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso IN.  I am ordained in the Lutheran Church.  The first nine years of my ministry were as a parish Pastor.  I have been a hospital Chaplain for twenty four years.  I am board certified in APC.  I am married (38 years).  We have one daughter living in Vermont with her husband and our two grandsons.  Our son is living his dream as a freelance lighting designer in NYC.

I am interested in this course because of the changes in health care and now working in a for profit organization.  I believe my job is secure, but need some brush up and growing in the corporate structure.

I look forward to being part of this group and the sharing we will do.