PO Box 290641, Columbia, SC 29229               
Chris Wade - Phone: 803-900-5817

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Annual Meeting & Fall Training Seminar



Tuesday, December 3

State Fire Academy

Columbia, SC

Topic: Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Resiliency for First Responders and Their Chaplains

     Dr Michael Langston, PhD

     Dr Brian Bohlman, D.Min


9:00 - 10:00am: Annual Meeting

10:00am - Noon: Seminar, Part 1

Noon - 1:00pm: Lunch on your own @ SFA Cafeteria

1:00 - 3:00pm: Seminar,, Part 2


Seminar is free to anyone attending.


Completion certificate for 4 hours will be awarded


2nd Annual SCPSCA Training School

Tuesday Evening, December 3 -

Thursday, December 5

State Fire Academy

Columbia, SC


ICPC 12 Basic Courses

Cost $100 including lodging & meals @ SFA



FFC Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy Course

Cost $100 plus lodging & meals @ SFA  

Select Course #2210

SCSCA Training Scholarships


We want to share and be part of your journey...

Let us hear from you! Click here to visit our Spiritual Care & Prayer Requests Link under the "Get Involved Tab" 


Click here to forward your Prayer and Spiritual Care Requests to:  

Gina Hovis, SCPSCA Spiritual Care Director.

Her team stands ready to serve, pray and offer practical help. 


Summer Board Meeting with MCA a Success


SCPSCA members met with the Military Chaplains Association at their annual meeting in Columbia on August 20 @ the Embassy Suites.  

Members of both associations met together in the morning to attend two seminars on Veterans affairs:

"Mental Health and Chaplaincy in the VA: Opportunities for Integration and Education"

“The Efficacy of Veterans Courts in the Community"   













That afternoon, President Dave presented a class, "Spiritual Faith, Public Safety Officers and Critical Incident Trauma"  to SCPSCA members. 

SCPSCA President Dave Elected MCA President







At their annual business meeting on August 21, the Military Chaplains Association of the USA elected Dave DeDonato as their National President. Dave succeeds another SCPSCA member, Michael Langston, in this position.

Get Involved...

Join one of our committees 

Click HERE... to complete the survey section of the updated application if you have not already done so, and email dave.scpsca@gmail.com


SC Public Safety Association Chaplain Response Team (CST)

The SCPSCA Executive Board revised the criteria for CST membership. There will now be two levels of membership:

CST Team Leader

  • Full SCPSCA member

  • CISM Individual & Group Training

  • IS-100, 200, 505 & 700 online courses

CST Team Member

  • Full SCPSCA member

  • CISM Individual  or FAST Training

  • IS-100, 200, & 505  online courses

We Need You:  

CST- Chaplain Support Team

Click HERE for Application with Background Check Release. Learn more about the Code of Ethics and Deployment Guidelines on our

Get Involved Page

Public Safety Chaplain

Positions Available