2017 Chaplains

This group of clergy people serve the community by assisting the department with death notifications and other sensitive situations. They are also available for City employees and the community at large.

Desired Qualities

  • Compassionate towards others
  • Good listener
  • Respect for law enforcement
  • Remain calm in the midst of a crisis
  • A desire to serve your community


  • Ordained with five years experience or receive a waiver from the Coordinator
  • Approved by their ecclesiastical body or direct supervisor
  • Pass an application process, including a criminal history check and department interview


  • Upon request by department personnel, provide pastoral care as needed to any designated citizen or department member without proselytizing
  • Be on-call as schedule to handle emergency situations
  • Attend monthly Chaplain meetings and trainings -- a minimum of 70 percent attendance is required yearly

Current Chaplains

Our current chaplains are Kurt Kalland, Mount Olivet Church; Rich Phenow, Christ Presbyterian Church; Steve Wheeler, Crossview Lutheran Church; and Dan Christopulos, International Orthodox Christian Charities.

More Information

For more information, contact Sergeant Nate Mendel at 952-826-0467.