covid update

COVID-19 Update

Our Chaplains are committed to providing the best and safest care possible during the COVID-19 crisis. We were made to serve and respond in “such as time as this.”

8-19 COVID-19

Video message: Encouragement from Chaplain Kathy Burden.

7-3 COVID-19

Hello, Due to I.F.O.C.’s strong commitment to the safety of our students and instructors, as well as the recent travel restrictions and quarantine requirements which the New Mexico governor has just set in place, I.F.O.C. has cancelled all training dates that were still posted in the month of July.  All registered students have been contacted […]

6-24 Virtual Conference Announcement

Hello, I.F.O.C. will be hosting a free video conference in place of the in-person conference in Temple, TX that had to be postponed until next year.  The virtual conference will be held on September 12th, 2020 11am – 3pm Central Time.  It will include: I.F.O.C.’s President Wayne Williams and the I.F.O.C. staff on recent information […]

6-10 COVID-19

Hello, Due to continued safety concerns and travel advisories, I.F.O.C. has made the decision to move all 2020 in-person training to 2021 with very few exceptions, including the I.F.O.C. Conference. Chaplain training classes in 2020 will be immediately removed from the website and will be reposted with new dates in 2021 as soon as those […]

6-4-2020 I.F.O.C. Response to Current Events

Video message from IFOC Leadership to IFOC Chaplains regarding current events. Includes direction for wearing the IFOC uniform at protest events and insights during this time.

5-8 COVID-19

Hello, I.F.O.C. has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and how it may affect future trainings as well as the 2020 Conference.  The title of the conference is “Connections, Fellowship, & Training.”  The vision is to have the I.F.O.C. Chaplain family come together for the event to build relationships with each other at the conference.  That […]

4-28 COVID-19

This morning, Americans are waking up to some of the states beginning to contemplate reopening for business.  Most of the states that have released plans to reopen are planning to do so in phases with reduced occupancy requirements for buildings and business activities.  In order to give enough time for states to implement their plans, […]

4-23 COVID-19

Due to the increasing uncertainty of what the future will hold for in-person gatherings and travel & lodging issues, I.F.O.C. will not be scheduling any new in-person training classes in 2020. Currently scheduled classes will be evaluated each month to determine if they can be held as scheduled, or will need to be rescheduled in […]

4-22 COVID-19

The attached document includes Self-Care tips as well as Community Engagement ideas for Chaplains during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Put together by Chaplains Kathy Burden and Blythe Fowler

4-21 COVID-19

Video message from Chaplain Kathy Burden