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.

Events

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

I’m FINE

One of the questions COPC Chaplains ask First Responders is “How are you?” or “How are you today?” or “How are you after ____________ (fill in the blank)?” And the answer we often receive is “I’m fine.”

Over the years Jim Crowley and I have used a few acronyms for the word FINE such as Frustrated Insecure Neurotic and Emotional or Feelings Inside Not Expressed. We’ve heard some other acronyms for FINE, but some of those include words chaplains don’t typically use.

This level of FINE is where we say “I’m fine.” But really means “Help me.” We’ve all been there at one time or another. Here is a link to a GIF (one of those formats where the picture moves):
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Then there are times we really are FINE. Life or circumstances may not be the best, or easy or fair, but we are processing well and resilience is happening. Everything will be okay, just give it some time and use the healthy resources available.

But what if just as FINE can mean something less than fine it could mean something more than fine? Here are a few examples. (Thanks Kris from RPD)
Fulfilled Impassioned Noble Encouraged
Fantastic Inspired Nonjudgmental Exceptional
Free Independent Natural Enthusiastic
Fabulous Interested Needed Engaged
Fortunate Intune Necessary Excited
Focused Important Nice Eager

This level of FINE is where we thrive, grow, learn, and develop. Abundant life is a term used in John 10:10. James 1:2-4 says we can be joyful when facing trials because the tests faced produce perseverance which helps us be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

How are you today? We really do care. Thanks for who you are and what you do.

Chaplain Mike


Contact Us

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PO Box 1898
Redmond, OR   97756
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