A Ministry of
Purpose, Presence,
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National Center Chaplain Development provides organizational development, training, and practical response to individuals and organizations in crisis. Trained chaplains working within a triad of care consisting of mental health, peer support and chaplains, provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual support following a critical incident.


I have known Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker, M.Div. for a decade. He is an Approved Instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (a United Nations affiliated organization I co-founded 22 years ago) and Resiliency Science Institutes. I have known his work through both affiliations. Sr. Chaplain Schlenker is bright and energetic. One conversation with him and a review of his accomplishments reveal him to be a true visionary. His pioneering efforts and his dedication to excellence have led to seminal initiatives in the areas of crisis intervention and human resilience. He is an excellent trainer with an ability to effectively teach to persons at many different academic and experience levels.


George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP

Professor of Psychology, Loyola University
Maryland Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


I must say I am glad I took the classes and the opportunity to use what I was taught. Immediately following class I had a very close friend whose son completed suicide. What made it even more difficult was that it was his second child to have done the same thing. I was able to help them as a result of the things I learned in your classes. I didn't say any of the stupid stuff people normally would say and was able to provide a lot of very practical support. I know what you taught us made me a better person who is now more willing and wanting to help others than I ever have before, so thank you.


Gil Rouzer


I’ve known Ken for many years and have witnessed his mastery of developing and presenting cutting edge, student-centered training experiences using the principles of Instructional System Design. His passion and expertise in the area of crisis intervention strategies and suicide prevention are simply outstanding and their applications into the military, law enforcement and first responder communities provides a priceless service. Ken is always seeking to raise his bar of instructional knowledge and application which allows him to consistently deliver training at the highest levels. Ken is the finest example of instructional system design and deliver.


Rodger Ruge

Santa Rosa PD Detective Ret. IDI Master Instructor Level 3&4 Facilitator

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