Hannibal Regional Chaplaincy Corps names Jauss as Chaplain of the Year

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From left, Wendy Harrington, president and CEO of Hannibal Regional Foundation; Greg Javaux, manager of Pastoral Care; Rev. Mark Jauss; and JD Dodd, director of guest and volunteer services. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Regional

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Regional’s Chaplaincy Corps recognized Rev. Mark Jauss as the Volunteer Chaplain of the Year for 2023 during the annual Chaplains Service Awards Banquet on March 21.

The Hannibal Regional Chaplaincy Corps was formed in 1993 to help patients, families and visitors in a time of need. With more than 25 members, volunteer chaplains donate more than 7,000 hours of service annually.

Jauss has distinguished himself among the Hannibal Regional clinical team for his care and focus. According to daily reports, Jauss visited with 261 Hannibal Regional team members during a six-month period in 2023. Team members have expressed appreciation for Jauss’ willingness to stop, visit and pray with them. Jauss has been known to participate in team events on days he is not scheduled to serve. Jauss dedicated more than 615 volunteer hours in 2023, typically serving two to four days per month.

Other recognitions during the banquet included years of service awards:

  • Mark Jauss – 5 years;
  • Eric Anderson – 10 years;
  • Chris Fountain – 10 years;
  • John Paul Tomko – 10 years;
  • Terry Dees – 15 years;
  • Tom Day – 25 years.

To learn more about joining Hannibal Regional’s Chaplaincy Corps and contributing to this service organization, visit hannibalregional.org or call 573-248-5272.

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