I am a Staff Chaplain at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor through Healing Touch International. In 1996, I attended the Pecos Benedictine Monastery's Spiritual Director's School. When I first arrived in Pecos, my neck and back were in painful knots. A nurse there did Healing Touch with me. This balances the human energy system (Chi), and functions much like laying‐on‐of‐hands healing. I felt much better, so that I was comfortable during the four‐week School. I began a VA Staff Chaplain job after returning from the School and began learning Healing Touch. Endorsement through the UMC and a supportive VA Chaplain supervisor have allowed me to follow God's leading to pursue Healing Touch as a form of ministry. I do Healing Touch as complementary treatment, integrated into the medical system, with patients who have chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other issues. In 2005, I received a Best Practice Award from the Center for Excellence in VA Chaplaincy for a Complementary Medicine Pain Clinic I ran at the Amarillo, Texas VA Medical Center. In 2012, I received a VA Innovation grant from a national competition to do Healing Touch and guided imagery with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with PTSD. This combination of techniques can help lower PTSD symptoms and depression. I currently am doing this Innovation project with veterans in Oklahoma, in addition to teaching Level 1 Healing Touch classes at our VA and doing hospital visitation.