Hello, I am Jason Hotchkiss, a board-certified chaplain at VITAS Healthcare, and wellness researcher and adjunct faculty at Cornerstone University, facilitating joint healthcare research between VITAS Healthcare and Cornerstone.  I received my doctorate in wellness psychology at Argosy University in 2014 after my seminary education in pastoral ministry and counseling in 2006 while serving at 3crosses church in Castro Valley, California.  My areas of expertise and research interests include well-being, compassion satisfaction, spiritual care, mindfulness, self-care, and optimal functioning among healthcare professionals.


Following a period of poor self-care and the need for major back surgery, I started embracing and researching mindful self-care and applying my expertise in psycho-spiritual wellness.  My favorite self-care strategies are: daily devotionals, morning smoothies, swimming, drumming, connecting with my faith community, coaching basketball with the Junior Golden State Warriors and most importantly, spending evenings and weekends with my lovely, smoothie-master wife and two growing sons.

As an ordained pastor serving Sundays at Bay Area churches, I am also available to you for preaching, teaching and other speaking engagements.  Here are a few of my sermons and teaching in audio format to inspire and encourage you.

Rev. Dr. Jason Hotchkiss

Pastor and Board-Certified Chaplain

Faculty and Research Psychologist