Rev. Dr. Don Stouder

City: Palm Desert

State: CA

Languages: English

Personalized Affiliation: Interfaith

Spiritual Spheres: Eco/Nature-based, Interfaith, Quaker, Spiritual but Not Religious, Unitarian Universalist, Wicca/Neopaganism

Category: Spiritual Director, Chaplain

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 619-602-5151


Focus Area: Codependency, Corporate/Workplace, Couples/Families, Creative Arts, Dreamworker, Dying/Sick/Hospice, Ecospirituality/Nature-based, Elderly/Mature, Group Spiritual Direction, Health Care, LGBTQIA+, Mindfulness/Meditation

Social Media: Buy Me A Coffee, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Profile: Welcome! Rev. Dr. Don Stouder is a career hospital and hospice chaplain and medical ethicist and has served the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in various capacities since moving to the Palm Springs desert in the summer of 2017 with his husband Tim. He currently serves as our Affiliated Community Minister, a common designation for UU ministers called to serve in roles beyond the congregation. As chaplain and grief counselor, Rev. Don served in hospital trauma centers in the San Diego area as well as working with organ donor families. While in San Diego, he served as Affiliate Community Minister at Summit UU Fellowship since 1996. Here in the valley, his focus has turned to hospice patients and their families. Before being ordained in 1993, Rev. Don was an EMT-Paramedic in his home state of New Jersey as well as California after moving here in 1985. Rev. Don is the author of four books and several research articles, and loves photography, aviation, sailing, good wine, road trips, and holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Rev. Dr. Don Stouder maintains a very small, selective Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction practice, specializing in grief issues and personal spiritual growth, primarily within the LGBTQ community. He is excited to walk with people along these paths and welcomes questions and inquiries.


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