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  • Bob Mueller

  • CFRE, STM
  • Development

Bob leads fundraising efforts and fosters philanthropy in all Hosparus Health communities to ensure all who want and need our services receive those services regardless of ability to pay. His team’s efforts also fund innovative research and program development to advance the hospice care model. A former Roman Catholic priest, Bob originally joined Hosparus, Inc. as a chaplain in 1989. During his early years with our organization, Bob offered counsel and ministry to Glade House, a facility for men with HIV/AIDS.

During his 28 year tenure with our organization, Bob has provided valuable counsel to patients, families, staff and volunteers. His commitment to our organization is based on his unwavering passion for patient care and ensuring that we will always be able to care for all patients who seek our services.
A leader in his field, Bob is a certified fundraising professional and is a past recipient of the Fundraiser of the Year award from the Louisville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He is past president of the AFP chapter and current president of the a Kentuckiana Charitable Gift Planners.

Bob is a regular contributing author to several local publications. His three books Look Forward Hopefully, The Gentle Art of Caring, and Create a Better World are available on Amazon. Currently serving as priest and bishop in the United Catholic Church, Bob brings a rich understanding of the spiritual and emotional dimensions of life.

Bob and his wife, Kathy, enjoy travel, movies, dining out and spending time with their two dogs, Sadie and Stella.

Articles by Bob

    • Savor Life’s Sweet Moments

    The ability to savor life’s victories and sweet moments is a sign of a healthy, high-functioning and happy person. People…
    • At Hosparus Health, every life is important.

    As we approach the holidays and the end of a challenging year, I think you’d agree that 2020 has not…
    • Give Me Patience, But Please Hurry

    Not a day goes by, and usually not even an hour, when we don’t face the considerable challenge of waiting…
    • Take Time to Record Your Life Stories

    My mother, her brother and her sister all lived with Alzheimer’s disease. In a family prone to Alzheimer’s, I have…
    • The Missing Piece

    One of human nature’s most effective ways of sabotaging happiness is to look at a beautiful scene and fixate on…
    • The Time Is Now

    We are all constantly stressed about time. You have a major deadline for a project at work, and the stress…
    • We Don’t Have to Know Everything

    It’s OK not to know everything. Instead of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, we as leaders have to…
    • How Do You Talk to Yourself?

    What we say to other people is important, but what we say to ourselves is far more important. It is…
    • Finding Serenity

    Villains get punished and heroes triumph in well-made plays and books. In life it’s not easy to say who’s who.…
    • Measure Your Motives

    Sometimes it is great for our souls to stop and examine our motives. After all, why are we living? Many…
    • The Power of Love

    As you get older, life brings new uncertainties and changes. Luck becomes a much more visible companion of your life,…
    • Why Cultural Sensitivity Matters

    Facing conditions we would like to change, letting go of people we wish were different, takes growth, patience, tolerance. We’re…
    • The Happy Caregiver

    I saw a happy woman today – someone who was vibrant with life. She was on television. She was so…
    • The World Needs You

    The world needs you. We all need you. To get a handle on your fears, embrace then. Look them in…
    • This Day Will Never Come Again

    One insight that completely changed the quality of my life came from the writings of Trappist monk Thomas Merton from…
    • Practice and Persistence

    In seminary, we had speech class to prepare us for the pulpit and for the countless times we would be…
    • Greet Each Day With Joy

    To me, the ultimate compliment I can give a person is to say, “That person makes me happy, always makes…
    • A Basic Need to Connect

    Connecting is what our ancestors were doing thousands of years ago when they gathered around the fire to eat woolly…
    • One Red Tulip

    For the last 15 years, the landscaping of a major corporation has been exactly the same. Every fall, dozens of…
    • The Power of Stories

    I am forever searching for ideas to illustrate a point, to spark passion, or to provoke reflection. If old truths…
    • Life’s Not Fair

    Life’s not fair. Just ask anyone who gets seriously ill or injured through no fault of their own. Or those…
    • To My 12-Year-Old Self

    Dear 12-year-old Bob, So, you are still at St. Barnabas grade school and not quite a teenager. While you are…
    • Use Your Imagination

    “Imagine” is my favorite John Lennon ballad. He asks us to see a world where people live in peace and…
    • Be A Little More Humble

    Can you imagine if everyone were a little more humble? It would certainly be a nicer world if we were…
    • Overcoming Negativity

    There is so much negativity in our world. Our society is so fragmented and our politics so polarized that negative…
    • A Code of Compassion

    I am daily moved by the compassion of donors to hospice. One woman wanted to assure that her children learned…
    • Life Can Be An Exciting Game

    I love sports and spend extra time reading the sports page in the paper every day. I believe that life…
    • What I Know Now

    What’s your background? I’m home-grown, from Louisville. I went into the seminary at an early age, here in Louisville at…
    • The Mystery of Death

    In my work with hospice over the years, I have learned that the mystery of death is always there in…
    • You Are More Than You Think

    In high school, we were always writing essays. It was part of English composition class. For one essay, we were…

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