Fred and Pat Stieglitz
Married 24 years, both retired in 2017, Pat from 10 years as a nurse at Mercy Home Health and several other years at EMSI doing insurance physicals, drug screens and 3 different government programs. Fred was 13 years at the government Medicare call center.
Pat was dropping of a donation here at the clinic when the Volunteer Coordinator at the time encouraged her to come and volunteer once retired, and she did in May 2017. Fred had felt a call into ministry and served as overnight Chaplain at Mercy and Family Promise. At one time was actively seeking his Masters in Divinity. Seminary didn’t work out, but God then reminded him he didn’t need to be ordained to serve. Fred says he drove past His Hands “a thousand times”, but that Pat was a catalyst to his joining the ministry, which he did in July 2017
Pat not only volunteers at His Hands as a nurse but also at Mercy in the Wound Center and Pain Clinic, as well as their church during the coffee hour, SEMP (Saturday Evening Meals Program) for the homeless and Family Promise making meals and providing overnight supervision along with her husband. Fred not only volunteers at His Hands in Prayer Support but also at Hospice at the front desk greeting and directing people, the CRPD where he helps fingerprint children, make abandoned bike pick-ups and staffs the medication drop off sites. He is also involved in their church in the Stephens Program which he has been a part of for the last 5 years. He also spends time at the landfill looking for bikes for children without them. Fred shared that once a patient he spoke with and prayed for, became tearful and said: “Never thought anyone cared that much.” That statement says volumes about the Stieglitzs and His Hands.
Fred and Pat are the story of 2 who never retired, but retired!
His Hands is blessed to have both as part of our ministry!