Dan Squezello

Grace Baptist Church of Champion Ohio, Ohio
Institutional Chaplaincy
Youngstown Ohio
Grace Baptist Church of Champion Ohio
February 20

About My Family

My wife, Tabbethia, and I have been married since 2006 and have two beautiful daughters. Cameron is 10, and Cadence is 7.

I served in a pastoral role at three different Southern Baptist churches from 2009 to 2019 until God called me to chaplaincy. I play the guitar and am on the worship team at my church.

I was born and raised in Connecticut but have also lived in New Mexico on the Navajo Indian Reservation, in Japan while my wife was in the military and California where I was a church pastor. I am also a diehard Boston Red Sox fan and enjoy outdoor activities.

About My Ministry

I currently serve as a hospital chaplain at Saint Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital which is in the Bon Secours Mercy Health system. St. Elizabeth’s is a level one trauma center and has a capacity of around 350 beds.

My department is made up of three area hospitals, and I have the privilege of serving as the team lead for the six chaplains/priests who serve at St. Elizabeth's.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


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