Chaplain Jose was founded by the Rev. Jose Valenzuela in 2020. He brings 25 years of wide ranging experience in spiritual counseling.
His holistic approach to spiritual care springs from working as a youth pastor in Brooklyn during and after the 9/11 attacks, as a family pastor in Phoenix through the housing crisis and Great Recession, and as a frontline pastor though the COVID-19 pandemic.
When you work with Chaplain Jose, you can be assured that your personal spiritual well being and spiritual journey will be the primary focus. With a solid theological background enhanced by his studies of spirituality and religion across the globe, Chaplain Jose is able to connect with people and bring about calm in times of crisis.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at El Paso and continued his theological studies at the Lutheran Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and his clinical pastoral education at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix.
Though trained as a Lutheran cleric, Chaplain Jose has studied the many traditions and spiritual practices around the world. He has traveled to India multiple times on personal spiritual pilgrimages, studies under a guru in Varanasi, India, and leads healing retreats to India.
I am Chaplain Jose, an ordained minister who:
As an active listener creating a non-judgmental and supportive space, I help YOU create a spiritual pathway that works for YOU at this point in YOUR life.