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The International Conference of Police Chaplains is a non-profit professional services organization for police chaplains.  ICPC Region 2 is comprised of six States: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.  Welcome to Region Two!
 
 
 I'd like to welcome you to the ICPC Region 2 website.  We're very privileged to have a number of highly qualified and effective chaplains in our Region.  If you're looking for a Professional organization within chaplaincy, you've found it!
 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about ICPC Region 2 or chaplaincy.
 
Chaplain Mike Ryan
ICPC Region 2 Regional Director

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News from the Regional Director


 
Feb. 15, 2016
 
RTS A Success
 
Last week, just over  90 chaplains and spouses came together at Canon Beach Christain Conference Center for a week of training and relationship building.

The week started off with the tragic news that Sgt. Jason Gooding, of  the nearby Seaside Police Department,  had been shot and killed in the process of arresting a suspect.  SPD Chaplain Jerry Gaidos, our Regional Treasurer/Secretary, was lost to the conference in order to give care to Sgt. Goodding’s family and peers with SPD.  A number of our chaplains joined him in ministering  to his officers and other staff and first responders; many were part of Oregon’s CIRT and helped facilitate CISDs.  On Friday, Feb. 12, many of us joined the community in celebrating Sgt. Goodding’s life at a memorial service held in Seaside.   It goes without saying the Goodding family, SPD and Chaplain Gaidos remain in our prayers.

Our week began with the Regional Board of Directors gathering for the Super Bowl, followed up by our annual Regional Board meeting.  We approved our budget for 2016, confirmed our ballot for the regional business meeting and began planning our 2017 RTS.  
Retired Chief Jon Zeliff did a great job  presenting issues and challenges related to officer ethics and values.  He noted that for every officer killed in the line of duty, 200 loose their jobs for lapses in integrity.  His presentation was a good reminder to us all about keeping good boundaries, remaining accountable and how to better coach our officer.

On our awards night, we presented Distiguished Service Awards to Chaplain Jim Fields, outgoing RD, Chaplain Jim Crowley, and our outgoing treasurer/secretary, Chaplain Jerry Gaidos.  (Because of Jerry’s situation with Seaside Police, we’ll be making his presentation at a later time).  The capstone of the night was the presentation of our Ed Stelle Award for outstanding service in chaplaincy to Chaplain Ken Gaydos of Everett, Washington.   Russ Guppy, a previous winner,  did his homework in writing the citation, rehearsing Ken’s life and career in ministry.   The icing on the cake was the surprise presence of Ken’s wife, son and daughter-in-law.   It was an exciting night that ended with an ice cream social.
 
*Elected to serve you this next year:

*Regional Director: Chaplain Mike Ryan (Bellevue PD); mryan@bellevuewa.gov; 425.985.4619

*Regional Treasurer: Chaplain Tom Jonez (WA. St. Patrol); tom.jonez@wsp.wa.gov; 253.571.9704

Alaska Area Rep: Chaplain Sam Dalin, (Juneau PD); revsamd@aol.com; 907.723.8336

Idaho Area Rep: Chuck Hagemeir (Nampa PD), chagemeir@nampaccn.com; 208.602.0769

Montana Area Rep: Warren Hiebert (Bozman PD), chaplain650@gmail.com; 406.580.7558

*E.Wa Area Rep: Chaplain Ron McMurray (Watcomb COSD), ron.mcmurray@yahoo.com

*W.Wa. Area Rep: Chaplain Mike Neil (WA St. Patrol), mike.neil@wsp.wa.gov; 253.281.2112

Oregon Area Rep: Chaplain Fred Saada (Grants Pass PD), fsaada@grantspassoregon.gov, 541.350.6683

Wyoming Area Rep: Chaplain Gordon Harper (Campbel COSD), gordonharper@vcn.com, 307.680.6286
 
This regional team is available to support you and your ministry any way we can.  Please feel free to reach out to any of us for whatever assistance you might need.
 
We’ll be in touch and, Lord willing, be dropping by for a visit through the year.  Have a great time “serving those who serve.” 
 
Stay safe; God bless.
 
Mike Ryan
RD, ICPC Region 2
425.985.4619

 

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