FaithCare, Inc was established in 1994 as a non-profit organization to bridge the gap between faith and medicine. The American Association of Medical Colleges challenged medical educators to be role models by teaching medical students and residents how to incorporate spirituality into the practice of medicine. Aware of this and recognizing the need to keep faith alive in the lives of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, Dr. Peter Schnatz and several other founding members joined for meetings as FaithCare began. The vision was to bring together medical and non-medical individuals who desire to bring health, hope and healing “to and through” the healthcare community.
Since 1994, FaithCare volunteers have freely given patients lifesaving access to affordable, holistic and quality health care services through its Wellness Centers, Health Fairs, Visitations, International Missions, Education, and Counseling. Our outreach and medical services extend to needy patients across the nation. We serve as a critical, medical safety net for needy patients, bridging the gap between faith and medicine. Our programs empower people to live longer, healthier lives! Markedly unique, the FaithCare Model allows our global volunteer team to uplift spiritual counseling as an important component of healing.
FaithCare, Inc envisions the development of FaithCare chapters throughout the country,
each promoting and furthering the integration of faith and healthcare, with a link between our international communities and to our headquarters in Reading, PA.
We envision faith-based wellness centers and mobile units throughout the United States,
faith-based hospitals and orphanages overseas, and a faith-based physician training program to unite these components.
Integrating Individual Faith: We have a deep conviction that faith, practiced daily, can help prevent stress, burnout, and depression.
Treating the Whole Person through Community Outreach: We unite our faith to provide hope, healing, and spiritual wellness to a needy world. Outreach consists of free, respectful, quality, and dignifying healthcare services, globally.
Engaging in International Missions: We are Restoring Health for Today and Building Hope for Tomorrow by acquiring land and establishing FaithCare hospitals and surgery centers in developing countries to bring quality health services to thousands of needy patients.
Krystl is the Executive Director of FaithCare, Inc. Prior to joining the FaithCare, Inc team, she served as the Executive Director of a limited medical clinic in Delaware County, PA and then a human services agency in Philadelphia, PA. Initial career assignments were with a wellness center and an insurance & financial services company.
Krystl spent her early years in Chester, Pennsylvania and Swedesboro, New Jersey. Her parents, Anita and Inocencio Amaro, Sr., directed her Christian upbringing at St. Daniel’s United Methodist Church, where she was introduced and accepted Christ as Lord and Savior at a young age. She is a Rutgers University (B.A.) and Cairn University (M.S.) graduate, and a Doctor of Theology candidate at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA.
Krystl resides in Upper Darby, PA, with her husband. Her favorite Bible verses are Luke 19:5, 9-10. Her favorite color is purple. When she is not studying, she enjoys painting, cooking, writing, and date nights with her husband.
Dr. Schnatz is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FaithCare, Incorporated. He is also the Associate Chairman and the Residency Program Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he is an attending physician in the Departments of ObGyn and Internal Medicine. Peter grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. until he was 15, when he moved to Hartford, CT. Peter went to Drew University for his undergraduate education and post-baccalaureate training at Columbia University. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, School of osteopathic medicine (UMDNJ). Dr. Schnatz completed his Internal Medicine and ObGyn residencies at The University of Connecticut, in Farmington, Connecticut. He is certified by both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Schnatz is also a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. He is past President of the North American Menopause Society & the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society. Peter has been on many medical outreaches, including to Nigeria, Haiti, and Siberia. He helped found 2 free healthcare clinics through FaithCare in Hartford, CT and in Reading, PA. Peter enjoys tennis, photography, camping, sports, and spending time with family. Peter lives in Wyomissing, PA with his beautiful Wife Melanie and his four wonderful children. Rebekah, Abigail, Sarah, and David.