Reverend Jim Durnil, M.Div
Chaplain Jim Durnil, M.Div. is one of Froedtert’s clinically and professionally trained staff chaplains. Jim received his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is an ordained Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America, having served two congregations for a total of eight years. In 2002 Chaplain Durnil completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education, a requirement for chaplaincy. He has been a Staff Chaplain at Froedtert Hospital since 2002 and presently assigned to the following units: Palliative Care Team, Neurological Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Spinal Cord Injury Center, and the ALS Clinic.
Jim has been involved with the ALS clinic since the clinic was certified. He has attended and presented at several ALS symposiums, as well as attended the national ALS conference the last two years. He feels truly blessed to be part of an incredible team and is inspired by the many patients and families he has met in the ALS clinic.
If you attend the Evening of Hope you may see Jim in his formal kilt. Jim is active in the Scottish group, Wisconsin Scottish and serves as chaplain for the Wisconsin Highland Games each year on Labor Day weekend. When he is not at the hospital or gallivanting around town in his kilt, Jim enjoys spending time with his family. Jim has been married to Kathy for 19 years. They have two boys, Jake and Tommy.