Pastoral Care Department 

The Pastoral Care department seeks to provide compassionate, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families and visitors. The Chaplain makes daily rounds and is available 24-hours per day to offer spiritual and emotional support. With your permission, the Chaplain can call your family Pastor, Priest, Rabbi or other religious leader. The Chaplain is also available to provide comfort and information on end of life issues.

Patients and their loved ones are invited to use the Meditation Room for prayer and meditation. The Meditation Room is located near the elevators of the main hospital.

When Spiritual Support is needed, please call the Pastoral Care department at 661.200.1125. If it is an emergency, please call the Operator who will then notify the appropriate available person.

Meet Our Team

Reverend Sandra Weinberg, MDiv

Supervisor, Chaplaincy Dept.

Rev. Sandra Weinberg oversees the chaplaincy department, including a staff of five chaplains and all aspects of spiritual care at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Sandra (Sandy) is a licensed and ordained minister with more than 10 years of chaplaincy experience in hospice, palliative and hospital healthcare settings. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from The King’s University and is in the final stage of the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in Healthcare Chaplaincy and Leadership. Sandy authored Hospice Is a Gift, Stories That Finish Well. She and her husband, Seth, have been married for almost 23 years. Someday they plan to open a hospice home for patients without family so that others might experience life with loved ones before leaving this earth. 

Chaplain Ben, DMin

Ben is the full time Palliative Care Chaplain at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. He is an ordained pastor with the Assemblies of God, and is a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Ben completed his CPE residency at UCLA. He holds an MA and a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, respectfully. Prior to joining Henry Mayo, he worked as a lead chaplain with Dignity Health for several years. Ben and his wife are long-time residents of Santa Clarita Valley and have three adult children. In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking, gardening and doing house repairs.

Assistant Chaplain Dwayne Pine, MA

Dwayne has been on staff at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for nearly four years. Additionally, he is a Pastor at Higher Vision Church in Valencia and a volunteer Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Dwayne earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Leadership at The King’s University. Currently, Dwayne is in the process of completing a second Master’s degree in Apologetics from Liberty University. Dwayne resides in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife Christine and daughter Lindsey. As a family they enjoy traveling and doing outreach ministry. 

Assistant Chaplain Eleazar Bermudez, MDiv

Eleazar (Eli) served in the United States Army Reserve as a Chaplain assigned to various units for 16 years. He received his commission in 2006 as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy Corps. Eli is ordained and endorsed by the Chaplaincy of the Full Gospel Churches. He earned his BA in Christian Counseling from American Christian College and Seminary, as well as his MDiv from Faith Lutheran Evangelical Seminary. Eli and his wife have two adult daughters and a son.

Assistant Chaplain Kyle Charters, MA

Kyle has served Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital patients and families in providing spiritual and emotional support since 2019. Kyle is passionate about offering empathetic pastoral care for people during life’s difficult times of grief, pain, and loss. Since receiving his Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling - Marriage and Family from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2019, Kyle has also served patients and their families as a compassionate and caring hospice chaplain. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, bird watching, riding motorcycles, and kayaking.

Assistant Chaplain Ronnie Tejada, ThD

Ronnie has been a part of the chaplaincy team at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital since 2019. He holds a Doctor of Theology and Master of Theology from Endtime Ministries International Bible University, Ministerial Diploma in Biblical Studies from Angelus Bible Institute, a Certificate of Chaplaincy from Promise Christian University and Certificate of Biblical Studies from California Bible Institute. Ronnie is pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at Bethesda University of California. He is also an ordained minister. He and his wife Arlene have four children and one grandson. They enjoy outdoor activities together as a family.

Reviewed by Patrick Moody on April 21, 2022

Contact Us

  • 661.200.2000

23845 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355