Littauer introduces Rev. Brian Dykema, as on-call chaplain
– Littauer’s new On-Call Chaplain, the Rev. Brian Dykema
Littauer announces the addition of the Reverend Brian Dykema to their Pastoral Care Department. He is Littauer’s new On-Call Chaplain, now assisting the Rev. Bonnie Orth with Littauer’s Pastoral Care. He began working with Littauer in December 2017.
“I have to say, I really enjoy the people here at Littauer,” said Dykema . “I am greatly impressed with the true kindness and compassion I see exhibited here daily.”
Rev. Dykema grew up in Michigan with a legacy of family involved in ministry. It wasn’t until he was a young adult that he knew this calling was his as well. He completed his college and seminary training in Michigan. He then completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Rev. Dykema moved to this community originally as the pastor of the Calvary Reformed Church in Hagaman, New York. He then served as the pastor of the Johnstown Reformed Church for 10 years. He then joined Littauer and is pleased with the opportunity.
He is married to his wife Sarah and living in Johnstown. They have a 15 year-old chocolate-lab mixed dog appropriately named Coco. Rev. Dykema, who likes to be called simply Brian, can be reached through Littauer Pastoral Care at (518) 773-5655. The Pastoral Care office is located on the second floor of the hospital.