Dr. Ed Hatcher
The Rev Dr Edgar Hatcher is a retired Air Force chaplain with 38 years of pastoral experience. He is an approved instructor for more than 15 different International Critical Incident Stress Foundation courses and holds all ICISF Certificates of Specialized Training. A lifetime member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, he also teaches courses in Psychological First Aid, Theodicy and Trauma, and Clergy Sexual Assault Response. Chaplain Ed Hatcher is the Associate Director of the Midwest Region of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and Secretary/Treasurer of the Missouri Fire Chaplain Corps. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Ed holds a Doctor of Education in Community Pastoral Counseling from Argosy University, specializing in trauma, EMDR, and play therapies. He serves as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Missouri, and is active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s outreach to veterans and their families.
This workshop provides information regarding the benefits and issues surrounding fire department chaplains. Topics to be discussed include the different roles for fire chaplain programs, issues to be aware of in selecting public safety chaplains, and standards of conduct. There will also be a review of the various resources available to assist in training and equipping fire chaplains for effective service.