We spent the past 10 years talking with police chaplains.

We started small.

The idea was to tell the story of police chaplaincy one chaplain at a time.

We got a video recorder and invited police chaplains come by.

They talked, we listened.

Word soon spread and chaplains from across the country traveled to Austin, Texas to tell their story.


10 years and 120 police chaplains later…


…ChaplainUSA.org is the proud host of the Police Chaplain Project, the first digital archive of police chaplaincy.

Featuring some of the most revered police chaplains of the past 50 years, the archive tells a story of you’ve never heard, about a group of people who have always been there.

We encourage you explore this ever-expanding digital resource and share the wisdom and inspiration of America’s police chaplains.

Dear Crisis Responders:
You are a part of this epic story...

For the crisis responder, the Police Chaplain Project not only provides rare insights into how to navigate a crises, it will also enrich your understanding of the epic story of which you are a part.

Let’s get started!


5 Things You Can Do at ChaplainUSA.

Visitors to ChaplainUSA.org can feel overwhelmed by all the content, so we created this list of 5 things you can do here.

1. Share with your friends one of the best kept secrets in America – police chaplaincy.

After every tragedy, mass shooting, natural disaster and line of duty death – it is a police chaplain who steps into the void and heals broken lives.

Yet, few citizens have even heard of a police chaplain. Together, we can change all that.

Share this website with like-minded friends. Help us build a bold, new awareness of just how vital chaplains are to the community.

2. Introduce yourself to a police chaplain and thank them for their service.

Have you ever ridden in an elevator full of police chaplains? It’s a whirlwind of goodwill.

That same feeling of support can be found on our Facebook page and groups. Our growing online community is inspiring people to roll up their sleeves and better engage real world solutions.

And while you’re there, say “thank you for your service”. It means the world to a chaplain know the community supports their hard work.

3. Put a chaplain in your pocket.

ChaplainUSA is doing something that is way overdue – we’re giving America’s police chaplains a voice. The program is called the Police Chaplain Project, a nationwide effort to digitally capture the words and wisdom of America's police chaplains.

Featuring some of the most accomplished chaplains of the past 50 years, the Police Chaplain Project collects the wisdom and know-how of America's police chaplains and transforms it into ready to use information for crisis responders.

Visit the online video archive and help us build a circle of support and gratitude for law enforcement officers and the chaplains who serve them.

4. Get inspired.

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ChaplainUSA features writing of Robert Kenneth Jones. Read it and be inspired.

In a career spanning over four decades, Bob’s work helping people recover from childhood abuse and addiction have earned him the respect of his peers.

His bi-weekly Journal is the culmination of a lifetime of experience and wisdom that never fails to reveal to his readers God’s hand, sometimes hidden in plain sight.

Join us each Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon and walk in gratitude.

5. Fill the silence that surrounds grief with words of hope.


Survivor Network is a special program of the Police Chaplain Project where police survivors can find words of hope from chaplains and kindred spirits from within the faith community.

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Leveraging the internet's unique ability to connect people to content, the Survivor Network reaches those who might not otherwise seek help. The online resource fills the silence that often surrounds grief with words of hope and healing from police chaplains and other members of the survivor community.

For those in grief, simply listening to a police chaplain offers a path forward.


We hope you will discover something here that inspires you and provides a better understanding of the role of police chaplains. Thank you!


How to Participate in the Police Chaplain Project


Police chaplains are urged to add their story to the project.

We kept it simple. We schedule you to join us at the taping location – sometimes in your area, more often in Austin, Texas.

The program’s executive director, Phillip LeConte, will guide you through an informal, on-camera conversation about chaplaincy. 

2019 Video Production Dates:

August - Throughout Texas

Keep Calm & Take Charge.

The digital content we collect acts as a springboard for educational initiatives ranging from e-books to seminars. Please explore this website for educational content you can plug into your own local chaplaincy training.


Crisis Resources

Crisis workers make split-second decisions every day that affect the well-being of individuals, families, schools and entire communities.


Join Our Growing Online Community

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Today an entire community has built up around the Police Chaplain Project. People from all walks of life who share a comment to supporting chaplaincy.

Through ChaplainUSA's Facebook page and group (Police Chaplain Coffee Shop), chaplains now have a platform to step up and speak out about the issues confronting police officers. The Police Chaplain Project has inspired a loyal following on Facebook and other social media platforms. 

Join our thriving FACEBOOK community.

Other social sites.

We believe that the wisdom a police chaplain accumulates over the course of their lifetime is meant to be shared. That’s why we publish content to many social platforms. Explore and share!

Robert Kenneth Jones


Thank you.

Established in 2008, by veteran police chaplain David Fair and media producer Phillip LeConte, the Police Chaplain Project has conducted over 100 interviews with police chaplains across the country.

The project has been an opportunity for both Fair and LeConte to reveal an aspect of America rarely seen or heard.

“Police chaplains are essential to the spiritual survival of police officers and their families,” said co-founder Chaplain David Fair, ”yet few citizens are familiar with the vital role they play. The Police Chaplain Project is changing all that.”

Co-founder and videographer for the project, Phillip LeConte, hopes the content’s civility connects with viewers. “Chaplains invest language with a grace that is immediately distinguishable from most of what we hear through the media,” said LeConte. “It’s been my great honor to add their compelling voice to the national conversation and to our digital legacy.”


Police Chaplain Project would not be possible without the support of chaplains and community leaders across the country.

Below is a partial, certainly not complete list of these extraordinary men and women.

Chaplain Andrew Toopes

Chaplain Terry Morgan
Chaplain David Fair

Robert Kenneth Jones

Rabbi Mari Betcher

Rabbi Cary Freidman
John Cooley

Chaplain Ken Ashlock
Chaplain Mindi Russell

Chaplain Jeffrey Wolfe

Chaplain William Henry King III
Chaplain Tim Klerekoper
Chaplain Craig Hungler
Chaplain John Harth

Chaplain Wesley McDuffie
Chaplain Jack Poe
Chaplain Terry Morgan
Chaplain Larry Todd
Chaplain Scott Johnson
Chaplain Steve Rekedal
Chaplain Jim McNabb

Special thanks also to
Kelly LeConte
June Mellon
Tom Clemons
Suzanne D’Ambrose
David Dierks
John Schneiter

Police Chaplain Project Staff
Phillip LeConte, Director
Chaplain David Fair, President 


Robert Kenneth Jones

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