Christine Wagner-Hecht, MDiv

Pediatric Chaplain


Providing for the spiritual care needs of patients and their families at the Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


  • B.A. in religious studies and psychology from the University of Iowa
  • M.Div. with emphasis in theology, philosophy, and ethics from Boston
    University School of Theology
  • Clinical Pastoral Education units from New England Deaconess and
    Fairview-Southdale Hospitals

Special Interests and Activities:

I love to read, especially poetry and mysteries. I am active in church and community activities in
Cedar Rapids as well as spending time with my family.


Pager: 4023
Phone: 319-678-7701

When asked, “What inspires you?”:

I am inspired by so many young people right now who are passionately working to change the world for the better. In my work as a chaplain, I am inspired by those who, in the midst of dealing with crisis and illness, are able to surround their children with such love and care.