The Mansfield Safety Forces
Chaplain Corps is entering its eighth year of ministry since our restructuring
in 2002. We currently have four in the corps including Chaplain Rich Rader who
serves as Chaplain Coordinator along with Chaplain John Jorden, Chaplain Mark
Dittmer, Chaplain Link Briggs, and Chaplain Donald Barrows.
The Chaplain Corps
responded to more than a dozen calls, as well as volunteering close to 500 hours
of personal contact time with the divisions such as roll calls, riding with
personnel from MPD and MFD, as well as general visits to the divisions. Chaplain
Rader provides ongoing Chaplain training to make police and fire chaplains
throughout Richland County as effective as possible.
With the ongoing work of
our departments we look forward to the growth of our opportunities to serve the
personnel and families from the Divisions
and Fire, as well as the
citizens of the city of Mansfield.