Meet Our Team

Divine Hospice Team PhotoOur hospice team is here to fully support not only the patient, but also the patient’s primary caregiver, family and friends. Each team member brings expertise in their respected fields so that we are able to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care. The hospice team includes:

  • Your Doctor
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Hospice Social Worker
  • Hospice Aide
  • Hospice Medical Director
  • Hospice Chaplain
  • Volunteers

The team meets regularly and communicates effectively to ensure the patient’s needs are being met to the absolute best of our ability.

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Stephanie Swanson, Hospice Director

Stephanie has worked for Divine Home Care as a nurse for many years off and on and at Rice Hospital in Willmar for the last 10 years. She’s worked in many areas of the hospital with the last five years focused in Labor and Delivery. “Being involved in the birth of a baby is such a happy, blissful time for families, but I have also experienced tragic situations where the baby didn’t survive. Working with these families feeling so much heartache has left a lasting impression and has led me to Hospice nursing. Being a Hospice nurse can be emotionally challenging but having the opportunity to help patients and families at the end of life can be rewarding and fulfilling. Whether it’s at the beginning or the end of someone’s life I feel privileged to be a part of these moments,” said Stephanie.

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Pastor Paul McCullough, Chaplin

Pastor Paul McCullough has 40 years of experience, with over twenty of those years right here in west-central Minnesota, as a pastoral care minister and as an ordained chaplain of several community organizations. “Being a member of the hospice team, I do my very best to exhibit character, integrity, commitment and grace. My hope is to bring pastoral support, spiritual comfort and a very supporting presence in difficult times to all patients as well as their families,” said Pastor Paul.

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Angie Rudningen, Social Worker, LSW

Angie graduated from the University of New England with her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in May of 2013. Since then, she’s been providing therapy as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in many different clinical settings. She’s also worked with people recovering from addictions, children, adults, and the elderly. “I find joy in being able to provide therapy and comfort for a variety of people in the many different stages and struggles of their lives,” said Angie.