Joel Gilbertson, MDiv, BCC

Interfaith Staff Chaplain


Provide spiritual and emotional support for patients, families, and staff on MICU and Palliative Care


• Education: Bachelor’s of Mathematics, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis
• Masters of Divinity, Starr King School for the Ministry
• Certifications/Licensure: Board Certified Chaplain
• Professional Memberships: Spiritual Care Association

Special Interests and Activities:

Social justice, yoga, gardening, cooking, bicycling, songwriting


Pager: #5479
Phone: 319.353.7564
Office Address: C505 GH

When asked, “What inspires you?”:

“Deep conversations in which people can authentically know and be known; people devoted to a livelihood in which they can passionately support loved ones and neighbors near and far; and humanity’s unfolding understanding of life on this spherical garden and the surrounding universe.”