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CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION for PUBLIC SAFETY - THURSTON COUNTY (CAPS-TC)

builds and maintains an association of Chaplains who have the desire, ability and availability to serve our community. 

 

At CAPS-TC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to Thurston County, WA First Responders, as well as on-scene support/emergency assistance for members of the community.  At the direction of First Responders, a cadre of specially trained Chaplains provide critical incident stress management support, as well as crisis response and presence, emotional support, spiritual encouragement, and faith reinforcement as requested and appropriate. 

 

WHO WE ARE

CAPS-TC Chaplains serve Police and Fire Departments throughout Thurston County, WA.

Public Safety Chaplains

Jonathan Clemens, S Bay FD
Jonathan Clemens, S Bay FD

FD8

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Steve L Bradley, TCSO
Steve L Bradley, TCSO

Law Enforcement

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Bill Terhune, OFD
Bill Terhune, OFD

OFD

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Jim Brewer, TCSO
Jim Brewer, TCSO

TCSO

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Steve Pace, OPD
Steve Pace, OPD

OPD

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Steve Bradley, OFD
Steve Bradley, OFD

OFD

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Rob Warner, Tumwater FD
Rob Warner, Tumwater FD

Tumwater PD

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Jeremy Kochrian, W Thurston Rural FA
Jeremy Kochrian, W Thurston Rural FA

WTRFA

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Ed Densmore, Tenino FD
Ed Densmore, Tenino FD

FD12

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Bruce Sanders, TCSO
Bruce Sanders, TCSO

TCSO

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Connie Densmore, Tenino FD
Connie Densmore, Tenino FD

FD12

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Dane Bauersfeld, Lacey FD
Dane Bauersfeld, Lacey FD

Lacey FD

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Chris Gorman, Lacey FD
Chris Gorman, Lacey FD

FD3

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Art Mize, S. Bay FD
Art Mize, S. Bay FD

South Bay FD

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Rob Bradley, OFD
Rob Bradley, OFD

Olympia FD

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Jordyn Richardson, Lacey FD
Jordyn Richardson, Lacey FD

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Board of Directors

Dave Pearsall, Chair
Dave Pearsall, Chair

A CAPS founding Board Member, Dave is a 36-year law enforcement veteran retiring from the Thurston County Sheriff's Office as a Chief Deputy. He and his wife Deana have 2 sons and several grandkids. Dave also serves as an elected Fire Commissiner for the Griffin Fire Department.

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Greg Cuoio, Vice Chair
Greg Cuoio, Vice Chair

A founding Board Member, Greg served as the City Manager of Lacey, WA for 24 years, and retired in 2011 following 40 years of local government service.

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Dan Weiss, Secretary/Treasurer
Dan Weiss, Secretary/Treasurer

A CAPS founding Board Member, Dan served in both public and private organizations in executive positions focused on finance and organizational development. In retirement, Dan and his wife Mary volunteer for a number of local charitable organizations.

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Wendy Hill, Member
Wendy Hill, Member

Wendy joined the CAPS-TC board in November, 2020. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and currently serves as the Executive Director for Thurston 911 Communications. She and her husband Jeff have two sons and a daughter.

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Bill Terhune, Lead Chaplain
Bill Terhune, Lead Chaplain

A CAPS founding Board Member, Bill & his family are long-time Thurston County residents & have volunteered with schools & churches for over 40 years. He served 28 years as a county firefighter, EMT, & officer, & a county chaplain since 2004.

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Greg Wright, Retired Fire Chief
Greg Wright, Retired Fire Chief

A CAPS founding Board Member, Greg retired after 35 years in fire service. Retired Fire Chief Wright played a significant role in the Olympia Fire Department Chaplains program.

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Bruce Sanders, Advisor
Bruce Sanders, Advisor

A CAPS founding Board Member, Bruce has lived & served in thurston County since 1989. He leads a local non-demoninational Christain Church. Having a huge heart for first responders, he began serving as a TCSO Chaplain in 1990. Bruce & his wife Lyndia have 3 adult children & 5 grandchildren.

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Bob Zych, Member
Bob Zych, Member

Since moving to Thurston County from Chicago in 1988, Bob had a professional career building, managing, and administering computer systems for private & state organizations. He volunteers for local several non-profit Boards.

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Jonathan Sprouffske, Member
Jonathan Sprouffske, Member
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ARE YOU CALLED TO THE FIELD OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY?

Contact CAPS-TC to find out more about how you can

get involved and support this vital work in our community.

Office Email

contact@caps-tc.org

Office Phone

360-870-2246

OUR MISSION

At CAPS-TC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to First Responders, as well as the individuals directly impacted by incident calls. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, our Public Safety Chaplains respond to thousands of service calls each year, directly providing service to First Responders and to the nearly 290,000 residents of Thurston County.

After successful completion of our training program, our Chaplains are equipped to serve in the following ways:

  • On-Scene Support: emergency assistance for first responders & members of the community

  • Crisis Intervention: suicide prevention, mental health first aid & other crisis mediation services

  • Death Notifications: contact, notify & support next of kin after the loss of a loved one

  • Peer Team & Critical Incident Stress Management Support: facilitate and participate in activities to aid in healthy recovery & reactivation

  • Career Support: provide support that aids in keeping personnel on-center and in-service

  • Family Support: provide support to family members & participate in Family Association events

  • Line of Duty Death Support: provide support to the families and peers of fallen first responders

  • Community Outreach: participate in events that strengthen relationships with the community

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What we do...

Thurston County TCOMM tracks our CAPS-TC incident calls. The 911 call outs represent less than half of the Chaplain activity. Our group of volunteer Chaplains are committed 24/7 to supporting a healthy fire and law enforcement workforce and their families.

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

CAPS-TC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We receive no government or public funding. Our support comes entirely from individual supporters, community partners, and voluntary contributions from First Responders. Please consider supporting our mission today! Every donation makes an impact. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly donation. Just click the link below or contact us for next steps.

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THANK YOU TO OUR FAITHFUL SUPPORTERS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS!

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  Contact CAPS-TC    

 

Our Mailing Address:

1910 4th Ave. PMB 199, Olympia WA 98506-4632

Email us at:

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or call us at

360-870-2246

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