Vincent Lachina

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Rev. Vincent Lachina has served as Planned Parenthood Regional Chaplain for the last 13 years, providing support to patients and community members in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Hawaii. Additionally, Lachina works to create an active network of progressive congregations in the Northwest who support reproductive justice for women. He is an adjunct member of Planned Parenthood's Clergy Advocacy Board, which provides guidance and advocacy on reproductive health and justice issues nationwide, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

The ministry of presence

I read a story recently about an automobile accident in which a woman was trapped in her overturned vehicle along a seldom travelled road. A passerby stopped, saw the wrecked vehicle and called 911 for help.

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