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Office of Education and Endorsements   
Chaplain Endorsing Agent -

Rev. Jon Petoskey

Rev. Jon Petoskey is the endorsing agent for Occupational Chaplains Association 

Occupational Chaplains Association is an endorsed project of the United Pentecostal Church Int. under the Office of Education and Endorsements 

Director of Operations

John D Putnam

Director Emeritus

William N Dillon

The following are the main areas encompass the scope of our present endeavors

1. Occupational Chaplaincy (Steve Miller, TX, Director)

2. Fire/Police Chaplaincy (Mark Hattabaugh, FL, Director, Assistant Director John Putnam)

3. Health/Medical Chaplaincy (Merle Dixon, MS, Director)

4. Director of Education Dr. Sidney Poe

Our Purpose
To train an army of leaders equipped to bring calm and spiritual leadership in times of crisis. To provide the endorsement of trained chaplains thereby opening doors of ministry to the vast numbers of men and women seeking to fulfill their calling to serve. To provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of people in this way living out the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

The Ministry
A chaplain attends to spiritual and emotion needs of people through conducting religious services, pastoral discussion, encouraging individuals in understanding themselves, interpreting theological/moral issues and ethical questions, visiting the sick and those in crises. A chaplain is prepared and ready to help is disaster situations bridging the gap between suffering people and a merciful God

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Director of Occupational Chaplains:  John D Putnam
Director Emeritus:  William Dillon

Administrative Asst.:

Brandi Hood -

Phone: (800) 755-8492

Mail to:

Occupational Chaplains Assoc.

PO Box 1532

Saltillo, MS 38866

OCA is an endorsed project of the UPCI in the Office of Education and Endorsements 

36 Research Park Court, Weldon, Spring MO 63304