Chaplain Crowley is Retiring!
Chaplain Jim Crowley is retiring May 1, 2019 after serving as the Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy (COPC) Executive Chaplain full-time for the past 16 years and over 30 years in ministry. Chaplain Crowley is ready to join his wife Brenda in retirement. The Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Board of Directors is excited for Chaplain Crowley. Thanks to Chaplain Crowley’s leadership COPC is well positioned for the transition and set up to continue serving the first responders throughout Central Oregon. The COPC Board of Directors will appoint Associate Chaplain Mike Dismore to the COPC Executive Chaplain position and Joel Stutzman will continue his role as COPC Associate Chaplain. Chaplain Dismore and Stutzman are supported by 17 dedicated and exceptional volunteer chaplains.

More information will be coming about a retirement celebration for Chaplain Crowley.

Chaplain Crowley is the Executive Chaplain for COPC (Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy) having served COPC full time for the past 16 years supporting over 2200 personnel. He is a Credentialed Diplomat Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplaincy. He is a Vietnam Veteran. He received a Master of Ministry Degree from Northwest Nazarene University. He is an Approved Instructor with the ICISF – International Critical Incident and Stress Foundation and the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Chaplain Crowley was a member of the Central Oregon CISM Team – Critical Incident Stress Management – team. He has served OSP – Oregon State Police – CIRT – Critical Incident and Response Team and the State Fire Marshalls Response Team. He began his chaplaincy 26 year ago by serving the needs of Bend PD as a Volunteer Chaplain by responding to Law Enforcement, Fire, and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Central Oregon. He has pastored in the Church of the Nazarene for 30 plus years with his wife Brenda. Chaplain Crowley has been married for 46 years, has 3 children who reside in Central Oregon and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys Bow Hunting, Fly-fishing, and Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Biking, Golfing, Shooting, Camping and Outdoor recreation. He loves serving First Responders and keeping them healthy.

Chaplain Jim Crowley Is Retiring!

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Christian Life Center
21720 E Highway 20, Bend, Oregon

Come celebrate with Chaplain Jim Crowley and his wife Brenda.
We will be having a Mexican Food Dinner!



Reserve Captain Don Swift (Ret.) Memorial

Apr 26, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention Course

Apr 29, 8:00 am – Apr 30, 5:00 pm

Chaplain Jim Crowley Retirement Celebration

May 5, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oregon Chaplains Academy

Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation

The Officer Down Memorial Page

Link To Our National Anthem

COPC is a not for profit ministry that exists for the soul purpose of serving and supporting our First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire, Medics, Dispatch - any calling that runs into what everyone else runs from! We serve our men and women with the focus to assist them and while we are doing that our chaplains serve and support the communities of Central Oregon gladly. We walk in the trench with our First Responders.

I am a Veteran and have served my country in a war that some reduced to a conflict.

It seems to me that it becomes real easy for folks to forget the price that is paid when our First Responders and Veterans try and do the right thing and stand in the gap for a member of the community who they don't even know.

I was sent a link to the background info for our National Anthem. I invite you to listen to the story and you won't ever listen to our National Anthem the same again. Pray for our First Responders and our Vets as they deserve this moment of prayer. It's the least we can do today!

Thank You for your Service and Support. First Responders we love you.

Thank You Vets and First Responders for your willingness to make things right and stand in the gap for the community.

Just A Chaplain

Link to our National Anthem:

Notes from the Chaplains


Just a brief note to say a huge Thank You to my Bride (Brenda), Family and all our First Responders and Supporters who have helped us accomplish Chaplaincy for First Responders. It has been an honor to serve with our great chaplains in Central Oregon and around the Northwest. Huge honor and privilege to serve our First Responders – Law Enforcement, Fire, Dispatch, Medics, Forest Service and our community members.

I will be recovering from some overdue ankle joint and knee joint replacement over the next several months and some time to rest. Down the road evaluating my continued activities and responsibilities.

Beginning May 1st, I will officially experience retirement at some level through the end of the year. I’m anticipating relaxing and recreating with Brenda and our family. I want to thank our COPC Board for supporting me to make this decision – I’m excited for the future.

Please continue to support and pray for Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy and their new leadership and chaplains as they serve and support the hearts and minds of Central Oregon First Responders and the community.

Blessings - Padre (Chaplain Jim Crowley)

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Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy

PO Box 1898
Redmond, OR   97756

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