Chaplaincy Services


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BCM’s Chaplaincy Services provides professional spiritual care and consultation to individuals, groups, and institutions in the five-parish Greater New Orleans area. Chaplains minister to individuals in need, regardless of their religious affiliation, 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.



Healthcare Chaplaincy Pamphlet

Senior Staff Chaplain Allen Mitchell, serving since 2001

Chaplain Debra Guidroz, serving since 2013

Chaplain Tina Balentine, serving since 2015
Tulane Medical Center & Tulane Lakeside Hospital

Chaplain Philip Peavey, serving since 2015
Bridge House / Grace House

Chaplain Phineas Marr, serving since 2020
Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Chaplain Keith Hanks, serving since 2022


Police Chaplaincy Pamphlet

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

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

Chaplain Ken DeSoto, serving since 2018
New Orleans Police Dept., District 4 & District 8

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

Chaplain Stephanie Friend, serving since 2022
New Orleans Police Dept., District 3 & District 7

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