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: cody@codyscatering.com. 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: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA

Notes from the Chaplaincy

LaPine/Sunriver Chaplain Chaplain Don Manning

Chaplain Don Manning served with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office from 1990 until 2014. He started as a patrol deputy including several years in the traffic unit working from a motorcycle. He spent 4 years as a detective in traffic collision reconstruction, and his last 5 years as a patrol sergeant. He is married to his bride of 31 years, Gaylene. They have 3 adult children; Sarah, Luke and Hannah plus 2 dogs, Heidi and Flash.
 
Rest

Do you find yourself working every overtime shift? Are you frequently called in on your off time? If so, you might be chronically tired, maybe even burning out. I’ve been there before, even to the point of unusual health issues such as shingles at the age of 30! As a deputy in Spokane County, I fell into a trap of work, work and more work. What I did not consider until after retirement was the need for frequent rest from the grind of being a first responder. I retired and moved to La Pine in June of 2014 to pastor a church here. I still did not perceive my need for solitary rest until this year. I took a solo tour this June, hitting many remote parts of Oregon. That trek mentally rested and spiritually refreshed me more than any other. There is Biblical evidence to show that Jesus recharged his batteries by being alone. Mark 6 is full of activity and tragedy. Amid all this, Jesus encourages his disciples in verse 31 to “come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.” After their rest is interrupted by the feeding of the 5000, Jesus again sends his disciples away, and himself goes alone to a mountain to pray. Real rest from serving others is important to our overall health, and Jesus knows this. If He can take time away from the demands of being the Messiah, I can take time away from ministry demands and you can from public service. You won’t regret it.

Chaplain Don Manning


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Redmond, OR   97756
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