Numerous Grace Brethren pastors serve their communities as a chaplain for an area police department. One of those is Pastor Dan White of the York, Pa., Grace Brethren Church, pictured above at left.
He was quoted in a recent article which was distributed by the Medill News Service:
While Gonzalez and others mitigate conflicts, the Rev. Dan White works mostly with the police officers. “If we can minister to them, we can diffuse emotions,” White said.
Lorrain, head of the chaplains organization, said the chaplains provide “a confidential ear that’s non-judgmental,” so officers can vent.
Rev. White said it’s also been his impression that a small share of the community views the police with negativity. “Our job is to put oil in troubled waters,” he said of the chaplains’ role as mediators. “’Blessed are the peacemakers.’”
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