Mathew Winters came to Hands of Mercy Hospice four years ago, bringing over twenty years of ministry experience
to support patients and their families. A native of Portsmouth, Va., Mathew earned a BS in Religion from Liberty
University . He also holds an MA in Religion, and a Masters in Divinity.
‘When I came to Hands of Mercy, I expected that I would be dealing with the pain associated with dying, but now I realize
It’s more about fulfillment, both for myself and the families involved.” Mathew’s calm and understanding demeanor are
a perfect fit for an organization that prides itself on understanding the needs of its patients. He goes the extra mile to
get families what they need in order to have a more meaningful experience at a tender time in life.
Mathew serves the roles of Chaplin, Bereavement Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator for Hands of Mercy, and provides
Interfaith support at the discretion of families based on their faith needs. As a gifted musician, Mathew often incorporates
music into his time with patients and families, both with piano and voice. “I remember a patient recently joining me in singing
his request ‘The Old Rugged Cross’”. Interesting how music can bring peace.
Mathew’s wife Jennifer is expecting their fifth child in May. His skill as a parent is reflected in his ability to understand
and support all those whose path he crosses. Hands of Mercy is so thankful to have skilled professional like Mathew
to make a difference in people’s lives!