A Day in the Life of a Police Chaplain

In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer engages in a fascinating discussion with Rev. William Engfehr III, who has served as a chaplain with Illinois State Police for 27 years. He serves through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM). Engfehr, in his role as a chaplain, provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for troopers. “The secondary purpose,” he says, “is to assist the troopers as they interact with the public, which usually means victims of trauma, violence or crime. It’s ‘both and’ but the first goal is to help keep troopers healthy.”

In the audio version, hear the debut of a new vlog, “Mission Works: Thanks to Donors” with Meyer as host. The vlog, which is available on the Seminary’s YouTube channel, shows how God’s mission is at work through stories of real-time campus activities and highlights the important role of the Seminary’s generous donors.

You can download the episode in video (mp4) or audio (mp3) format at the Word and Work Scholar page: scholar.csl.edu/wordandwork/80/.

Word and Work: An Intersection is a video and audio program providing a behind-the-scenes look at ministry where everyday life and God’s Word meet. It is broadcast on KFUO Radio every Thursday at 2:00 pm CT.