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


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 well-being.  My favorite self-care strategies are: daily devotionals, morning smoothies, swimming, drumming, massage, connecting with my faith community, playing basketball (as my back allows), cheering on my beloved 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. Hotchkiss, EdD, MDiv

Pastor and Board-Certified Chaplain

Faculty and Research Psychologist