Meet Charles Sidoti!

Meet Charles Sidoti!
Author, Charles W. Sidoti, is well known as a leader in the Cleveland medical and spiritual community. Sidoti is a clinically trained, board certified, Chaplain and Coordinator of Pastoral Care at South Pointe Hospital, part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Sidoti completed his training in Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E) through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and his theological studies at Borromeo Seminary in the Diocese of Cleveland. He was granted Board Certification by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains in 2000. As a spiritual writer Charles brings:

+ Clinical experience: 15 years bedside ministry - As a full time chaplain Sidoti offers spiritual counseling, advises with difficult ethical decisions, offers community education, works with Alcoholic Anonymous groups, and helps to work within different hospital committees, including the Bioethics Committee. Since starting in 1996, Sidoti has developed and implemented an exemplary inter-faith Hospital Ministry consisting of 43 trained lay people and professional clergy at South Pointe Hospital.

+ A rich contemplative spirituality: influenced by 30 years of association with the Abbey of the Genesee, a Trappist Monastery located in New York’s Genesee Valley. The Trappists are an international Catholic contemplative order of monks also known as Cistercians.

+ An exceptional writing style: Sidoti has the ability to make abstract spiritual teaching and principals’ concrete, entertaining, and personal.

+ National speaking experience: In 2005 he was a presenter at Streams in the Desert, the national conference of the Association of Professional Chaplains held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sidoti regularly presents original lectures for the medical students and other hospital staff within the Cleveland Clinic Health System, local churches and senior centers in the Cleveland area. He has had articles published in recent issues of “Vision” a national professional chaplaincy publication.

Charles can be reached through his e-mail address: