Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"It is an honor to work in an environment so dedicated to supporting patients in every way possible."
- Richard Cogan
- Bachelor of Arts, Christian Education - Reformed Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI
- Master's Degree, Professional Studies - Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY
- Licensed Ordained Minister – Christian Missionary Alliance
Practicing Since: 1985
Richard Cogan first felt a calling toward ministry as a young man growing up in Maryland. “I knew from my late teens that I wanted to dedicate my life to full-time vocational ministry,” says Cogan, Chaplain at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa.
Cogan began his religious training at Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, completing his bachelor’s degree in Christian education. He became a licensed ordained minister with the Christian Missionary Alliance. He served a church in Iowa as an assistant pastor, and then continued his education at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York, where he completed a master’s degree in professional studies.
After graduating, Cogan dedicated himself to service in a church in Michigan and a church plant in Las Vegas. He also held non-ministry jobs, including working as a driver and then shift supervisor for a taxi company in Las Vegas.
Cogan relocated to Tulsa in 1999. He served as a hospice chaplain for over six years. He joined CTCA® in 2012.
At CTCA, Cogan provides spiritual support and pastoral care to patients, their families and staff members. He offers both group and individual counseling sessions. “It’s an honor and privilege to be able to minister to patients and family members in such a difficult time,” he says. “I let them know we are here to come alongside them and that they are not going through this thing alone.”
Outside of CTCA, Cogan’s life revolves around his wife of more than 30 years and their four children.