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Rev. Charles Tigard is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Born in San Diego and raised in Riverside County, Charles is proud to be part of the Stanford Health Care community. Charles received his training in professional chaplaincy at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, providing care to patients and families on the Neuroscience and Adult Psychiatric units. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Claremont School of Theology in Southern California. Prior to serving as chaplain, Charles pastored congregations in Pennsylvania and Florida. Most recently, Charles served as a chaplain at Mercy Medical Center, Dignity Health, in Redding, California. He brings a personal commitment to interfaith spiritual care and working with diverse patient populations.