Meet Our Director and Staff
Chaplain Lynn Crager joined the Department of Spiritual Care in September 2011. Prior to becoming director of spiritual care and the Goldstone Caregiver Center, Lynn served as oncology chaplain at the Whittingham Cancer Center, nurse chaplain for staff members (both at Norwalk Hospital), and staff chaplain at Danbury Hospital. Her first career was as a registered nurse and she holds both BSN and MSN degrees.
In addition to completing four units of clinical pastoral education, Lynn is trained in critical incident stress management and psychological first aid at the Yale Center for Disaster Preparedness. She is certified in Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery: Heal Faster and Resolve Through Sharing (perinatal bereavement support) programs and as a Legacy Navigator.
NOELLE D’AGOSTINO, MA
Noelle D’Agostino is a chaplain for the Spiritual Care Department at Danbury and New Milford Hospitals. Before coming to Danbury Hospital she served as a chaplain at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and as an oncology chaplain at Norwalk Hospital for the Whittingham Cancer Center.
Noelle has a master of arts in pastoral ministry and a certificate in spiritual direction from Boston College. She completed her clinical pastoral education at Bridgeport Hospital and currently serves as a chaplain in their emergency department. Noelle has nearly fifteen years of ministry experience in pastoral care, young adult ministry, and retreat and prayer facilitation.
BERYL KNUDSEN, BA, BSN, M.DIV
Beryl is currently a member of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Bethel. Having graduated from both Barnard College with a BA Degree and Cornell University – New York Hospital School of Nursing with a BSN, Beryl started her work in healthcare as a registered nurse. She received a master of divinity from St. Vladimir’s Seminary and trained in chaplaincy at St. John’s Riverside in Yonkers and at Danbury Hospital. Beryl is a facilitator of a bereavement support group at Danbury Hospital.