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Sara Lytle


I am originally from Northern California and I am currently a Chaplain at Addenbrooke's hospital.
Sara Lytle. She has long brown hair and is wearing a black top.

My current role

In my current role, I support patients, family, and staff across the hospital and from all backgrounds.

I am passionate about supporting others in connecting with their own wisdom and resilience, and collaborating with them to find meaning using their own language and traditions.

I approach chaplaincy from an integrated mind-body perspective and I am also available to provide Buddhist specific support.

I am a member of the LGBT+ network at CUH and a Speak Up Listener.

Previous history

Originally from Northern California, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Religion and Psychology as an undergraduate at Harvard University and began training as a hospital chaplain in 2013.

I completed a Master of Divinity degree and Master of Social Work degree at the University of Chicago, for which I focused on Buddhist philosophy, spiritual care, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

I have a wide range of experience both as a chaplain and as a clinical social worker in community-based and hospital settings.

Membership and accreditations

I am an endorsed member of the UK Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Trust.

Personal interests

Outside of work, I enjoy going for walks and watching wildlife, baking bread, and spending time with my partner and cat.