Sunday , 22 April 2018

Chaplaincy in McKinney

Chaplain Rickey Hargrave, the Public Safety Chaplain for McKinney has been re-elected as Secretary of the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) holding their 38th Annual Training Seminar this week in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The ICPC claims 2559 Chaplains world wide representing over 18 countries. The Nation of Jamaica has 62 Chaplains, most of whom have been Chaplains for 2 years or less.

This organization has been served for the last nine years by Chaplain Rickey Hargrave, Senior Chaplain for McKinney Public Safety. On Thursday he will be elected for a 5th term as Secretary for the organization.

After his first election in 2003 in Spokane, Washington, Chaplain Hargrave has either started or trained International Chaplains in San Paulo, Brazil; the Amsterdam area, Holland; Budapest, Hungary; Wellington, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. He has taught Chaplaincy not only in Collin County Texas but 22 other departments in Texas, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

On Thursday night he will be installed as Secretary by the Vice Commissioner of the Jamaican Police Bishop Gary L. Welsh OD, JP; the Chairman of the Host Committee in Montego Bay. We hope to publish pictures of that installation tomorrow.

In addition to McKinney Public Safety, Chaplain Hargrave serves as Trauma Chaplain for Medical Center of McKinney; Constable’s Office Chaplain for Precinct 1, Paul Elkins and Precinct 3 Chuck Presley, Sr.; and serves on the Critical Incident Response Team for the Department of Public Safety out of McKinney.

Chaplain Hargrave is married to Julie and will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in September of this year. He has two grown children, Stephen Hargrave and Christy Cooper who is married to Matt Cooper from Van Alstyne. He is very proud of his two PRECIOUS Twin Granddaughters, Mallory and Marlo Cooper.

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