Notes From The Chaplaincy

From the COPC Board of Directors

One thing we know for sure about the business of public safety, is you never know what our business will bring each day. This is so true as we navigate what is our new and constantly moving normal is and will be.

Your Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Board of Directors has continued to meet. We have been fortunate like many others to find a connection with Zoom meetings. All of your COPC board members are Zoom savvy and have felt like we are able to manage COPC business but very much looking forward to meeting in-person.

We are actively planning for Executive Chaplain Mike Dismore’s August retirement. We are excited for Mike but know that he will be greatly missed. We so much appreciate his service. Often, we do not realize the impact and work a person does until they are gone, this will be true when Mike retires.

As we work through plans to fill Mike’s position we will keep everyone in the loop as we transition. Not only do we need to fill his chaplain position but are working on creating a part-time administrative/financial person to take on that work load. Mike has carried that work load but our hope is to not have that job be part of the executive chaplain or assistant chaplain role in the future.

I know the current public health situation has created a situation where chaplain visits to the region’s public safety facilities has been limited. I see the opportunity for station visits to come back soon. I want to thank all of our chaplains for the continued care, prayers, and responses as needed. The board recognizes this challenge and no doubt the organizations understand why our chaplain’s presence has been limited. I for one have been very thankful for the text check-ins and phone calls from our chaplains and look forward to normal visits for the health and wellness of our members.

One of our concerns has been assuring our chaplains have had the necessary PPE to respond safely. Thank you for all of the agencies support, our chaplains have had the PPE they need.

As we move through the new phases of our communities opening up, I encourage everyone to remain vigilant to personal hygiene and safety. To all of our chaplains, thank you very much for your support! Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of your board members if we can help in any way. Take care, remain positive and we look forward to continued safe navigation of our public health situation.
 
Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Board of Directors:
Dave Pickhardt - Terry Webb - Deron McMaster - Brent Landels
Hadley Hawkins - Jim Adkins - Kevin Dieker

From the COPC Board of Directors

Your Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting June 11, 2020.

The decision was made to make Chaplain Joel Stutzman the Executive Chaplain for Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy as of June 11, 2020.

Congratulations to Chaplain Joel Stutzman!

The board continues to work on filling the Assistant Chaplain position and creating a part-time administrative/financial position.


 
Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Board of Directors:
Dave Pickhardt - Terry Webb - Deron McMaster - Brent Landels
Hadley Hawkins - Jim Adkins - Kevin Dieker

Events

2020 COPC Golf Tournament

Aug 7, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Sep 29, 8:00 am – Sep 30, 5:00 pm

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Oct 8, 8:00 am – Oct 9, 5:00 pm

Christmas Eve Service

Dec 26, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

2021 ICPC Region 2 Regional Training Seminar

Feb 8, 3:00 pm – Feb 11, 12:00 pm

Oregon Chaplains Academy

Link To Our National Anthem

COPC exists to serve and support our First Responders, Law Enforcement, Fire, Medics, and Dispatch. 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. We walk in the trench with our First Responders. Thank you to our First Responders.

Many of our First Responders are also Veterans. Thank you for your service.

Below is a link to the background information about our National Anthem. Listen to the story.

Pray for our First Responders and our Veterans.

Thank you to our First Responders. Thank you to our Veterans. Thank you to our Chaplains.

Link to the story of our National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA

Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation


Contact Us

Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy

PO Box 1898
Redmond, OR   97756
mjdismore@gmail.com

COPC Web Master

mjdismore@gmail.com

The Officer Down Memorial Page



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