Chaplaincy Services


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BCM’s Chaplaincy Services division provides spiritual care and consultation to individuals, groups and institutions, regardless of their religious affiliation. Chaplains minister to those in need by helping them utilize their own spiritual resources when dealing with a crisis or experiencing trauma. They contribute to a holistic style of care that honors the individual while attending to the needs of the body, mind and spirit during the healing process.

BCM chaplains are theologically educated, clinically trained and nationally board-certified by either the Association of Professional Chaplains or the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. This exceptional group is comprised of chaplains from a variety of Christian traditions who are professionally trained in providing emotional and spiritual support to those in need. Their ministerial skills are influenced by a theological background which stresses the ministry of presence and acceptance.



Senior Staff Chaplain Allen Mitchell, serving since 2001

Chaplain Debra Guidroz, serving since 2013

Chaplain Tina Balentine, serving since 2015

Chaplain Philip Peavey, serving since 2015

Chaplain Rhonda Feurtado, serving since 2018

Chaplain Phineas Marr, serving since 2020


Senior Staff Chaplain Joe Cull, serving since 2004
New Orleans Police Dept

Chaplain Faith Berthey, serving since 2010
New Orleans Police Dept, District 7 & District 8

Chaplain Karen Haserot, serving since 2017New Orleans Police Dept, District 2 & District 6

Chaplain Ken DeSoto, serving since 2018
New Orleans Police Dept, District 3 & District 4

Chaplain Douglas Daspit, serving since 2020
New Orleans Police Dept, District 1 & District 5

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