Calandra Awarded Director of Chaplaincy Position

He hasn’t sprouted wings, but JAFC Chaplain The Reverend Joseph Calandra is a Guardian Angel for seniors..




JAFC Community Chaplain to serve seniors in the Minnesota area

JAFC Chaplain The Reverend Joseph Calandra has accepted the position of Director of Chaplaincy at Guardian Angels Senior Services in Elk River, MN.  Guardian Angels is a non-profit organization deeply grounded in faith and commitment to share Christ’s love with the people they serve, in addition to providing exceptional health care, housing, and support services for seniors and their families since 1965.

Today, 600 dedicated staff members serve over 3,000 people per year and as a front runner in new technology, Guardian Angels offers Healthsense Emergency Call and Wellness Monitoring– a technology that can actually predict health by motion. These innovative platforms carefully monitor an individual’s patterns (sleep, food, elimination, etc.) using motion sensors so seniors are given added care without sacrificing dignity and privacy.

Chaplain Calandra is a U.S. Air Force veteran and graduate of Nashotah House with a BA in Religious Studies and an M.A. in American Government. He currently attending and assisting the clergy at Redeemer Anglican Church in St. Paul, MN.

Upon his selection to this ministry, Andrea Swayne VP/COO of Guardian Angels commented, “Our vision was to invite a chaplain that was willing to grow roots and flourish with Guardian Angels and our greater community. We firmly believe that Chaplain Joe Calandra was the answer to our prayers.”


Pictured: Andrea Swayne, COO, Chaplain Calandra, Dan Dixon, CEO of Guardian Angels

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