Episode Description

Today, I welcome Jared Altic to the podcast, and he joins me from his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas.

Jared is a husband, father of five, Bible teacher, Police Chaplain, and podcaster. He has 25 years of experience serving and counseling military and law enforcement families. In addition, he works as a minister and volunteers his time as a police chaplain at the local police department. He is a man of God, and he has dedicated his life so selflessly to stand in service of others. He is an inspiration to so many.

In this episode, I ask the question, “what is a police chaplain?”  First, Jared explains that a chaplain is a priest or a pastor attached to an organization such as a hospital or the police department.  Then, Jared provides the listeners with a front-row seat to a day in the life of a police chaplain. He explains that a chaplain gets called out to unattended deaths, which means homicides, suicides, accidents, and natural deaths without doctor or hospice care.  A chaplain also makes death notifications, and a chaplain builds relationships with the officers by being present as they serve their community.

Jared is authoritative yet kind, focused, compassionate, grounded, helpful, and easy to talk to. It was a pleasure to have him join me on the podcast. This episode was insightful and opened a whole new world of knowledge for me. So get ready because this episode is a must-listen.

Enjoy, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening.

About The Author

Marlene McConnell

Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.