Chaplain Crowley Has Retired!
Chaplain Jim Crowley retired 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 has joined 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 has appointed 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.

May 5th, 2019 was the retirement celebration for Chaplain Jim Crowley at the Christian Life Center, 21720 E. Highway 20 Bend, OR. Thank you to the Christian Life Center!

The Mexican Fiesta Dinner was catered by Cody's Catering, 900 SE Wilson Avenue, Unit B, Bend, Oregon; Phone: 541-383-5014; Email: The meal and the arrangements were excellent! Thank you Cody and staff!

The Emcee for the evening was COPC Board Chairman Dave Pickhardt.

Board Member Pastor Terry Webb opened the evening in prayer

Presentations were made to Jim Crowley from the following:
International Conference of Police Chaplains – Past President Cindy Thomas
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office – Supervising Deputy Greg Davis & Field Deputy State Fire Marshal Dave Fields
Deschutes Cpunty Sheriff's Office – Captain Deron McMaster & Sheriff Shane Nelson
Bend Police Department – Deputy Chief Paul Kansky & Police Chief Jim Porter
Oregon State Police – Major Joel Lujan
COPC Board – Jim Adkins, Kevin Dieker, Hadley Hawkins, Brent Landels, Deron McMaster, Dave Pickhardt, Terry Webb

Chaplain Jim Crowley then addressed the people there to honor him.

Chaplain Mike Dismore shared a few more remarks about Chaplain Jim Crowley.

Retired Chief Jim Soules gave the keynote and closing speech.

Chaplain Joel Stutzman closed the evening with prayer.


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 Chaplaincy

“Welcome Chaplain David Green”
I have been a resident in Central Oregon since 1999 when my family decided to make the move up north from Southern California. I met my wife, Thanittha, in high school and never turned back. We have been married going on 11 years now and have been together for almost 16 years. Through trust and faith in God we have a wonderful marriage. In 2014, we had our first child, Micah, and then soon after in 2016 we had Silas. My Old Testament and New Testament sons. They are truly a gift from God, and it has been through fatherhood that maybe I have glimpse at experiencing just how much the Lord loves His children.

I want to say that I am so thankful to the Lord for the opportunity of being involved in a wonderful ministry such as the COPSC. What a blessing it is to know that God knows our future and has a plan for every one of us. Eight years ago, I felt God calling me to pursue involvement in ministry. With timidity I followed His calling. I became an elder of our church in 2012 (Sisters Church of the Nazarene) and have also been the sound technician since that time.

After a few years I knew that the Lord had more planned for me. I enrolled in an online school in 2016 with the mentorship of the former pastor of our church. Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to preach Gods word on Sundays and still do on occasion. In 2018 I received a degree in Ministry but was still unsure where I was being led.

Then came in Chaplain Jim Crowley as our interim pastor in March of this year. What a wonderful man that God has used to further His Kingdom. Crowley had preached some about his involvement with the COPSC, what the ministry was about, including some very heartbreaking stories over the years he has experienced from being a Chaplain. I felt the Holy Spirit tugging me to ask more about the COPSC, which I then pursued in May.

Amazing how the Lords works, not a year ago did I think this would be where He would lead me. A prayer of mine over the years has always been, “Your will, not mine”. What a wonder ministry and a great group of people I have met in such a short time.

Isaiah 64:8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.

Chaplain David Green

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