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Chaplaincy Training slated Jan. 23 in Hackensack

The eighth annual Chaplaincy Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the UCC Church in Hackensack.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch encourages interested clergy members and law enforcement personnel to attend this annual training that is hosted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Initiative.

The presenter will be the Rev. Stephen D. Carlson, director of Midwest Region of Emergency Ministries, who will speak on water emergencies, “Are We In Over Our Heads?” chaplain/crisis response to water emergencies; “When Answers Aren’t Enough!” managing grief in crisis settings; and “Taking Care of #1 — Do Unto Yourself Before You Do Unto Others!” self-care, compassion, fatigue, burnout prevention and mitigation.

A $10 registration fee can be paid the day of the event. Lunch will be provided. Five POST credits are available for law enforcement.

To find out more about this training or to sign up, contact Pauline Fahey at 218-547-7308 or

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Initiative began in 2006 with a core group of dedicated clergy members and law enforcement personnel from all areas of Cass County. The purpose of the Chaplaincy Initiative is to provide networking and collaboration between law enforcement and clergy members in identifying needs and providing advocacy, support and assistance to members of the community and staff, as needed.

The chaplains serve community members in times of crisis situations. They are not intended, nor do they wish, to replace an individual’s clergy person. All chaplains serve at the discretion of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office to provide guidance, counseling and comfort in times of crisis to the people of Cass County.

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