New Police Chaplain (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:35 (215 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – On February 22nd, the Abilene City Council approved the addition of a Police Chaplain for the Police Department. Chaplain Beth Reeves began her full-time employment on March 19th, after having served as a part-time chaplain for the last five years. Beth served as the Congregational Care Minister at Highland Church of Christ from July 2005 to March 2018.
Chaplain Beth earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Rochester College, Michigan, in April 2017 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She raised five boys, all of whom are Eagle Scouts and live throughout Texas. She has one daughter-in-law and a second expected in July 2018.
Chaplain Beth will continue to serve the citizens of Abilene through all imaginable crises, while also enjoying life’s celebrations including weddings and childbirths. Chaplain Beth will serve as the Police Department’s Victim Assistance Liaison and ensure crime victims have access to information concerning their rights, services and protective orders. She will work alongside Noah Project, Regional Victim Crisis Center, Stop the Violence and others to bring comfort and relief to crime victims.

Chaplain Beth offered: “I am excited about joining the City and Police Department in offering care to all, during times of celebration and crisis.” - Chief Stan Standridge

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