B.A. Psychology, Conocrdia University 1991
Master Of Divinity, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 1995
Certified Fire Chaplain, Federation Of Fire Chaplains
Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management Team
Salvation Army Disaster Response Chaplain
National Red Cross Spiritual Care Team (SRT)
Topics you provide training for:
Holistic Care in Emergency Services, Critical Incident Stress, Stress Management, Emergency Responder Resiliency, Establishing Chaplain Programs in the Fire Service, MABAS Chaplain Program, Family Disaster Preparedness
Jennie Swanson is Senior Chaplain of Hanover Park (IL) FD, Lead Chaplain for the Illinois MABAS Chaplain Program Leadership Team and President of the Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc. Jennie Swanson coordinates fire chaplains for 24 departments in MABAS Division XII and has recently established a training headquarters in Carol Stream, IL for local, state and national chaplaincy program development. Monthly trainings are provided at this location for chaplains, chiefs and adjunct agencies. A resource library and coaching are offered to assist chaplains and enable fire departments to develop their own programs.
Jennie has served as an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1996, and is currently serving as Pastor of Living Christ Lutheran Church in Hanover Park, IL. She is a member of the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management Team, the National Red Cross Spiritual Care Response Team (SRT), the SMART Search and Rescue Team and a Salvation Army Disaster Response Team Chaplain. . Reverend Swanson holds a B.A. in Psychology, a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She is a Certified Fire Chaplain, Illinois State Director and has served as Great Lakes Regional Director with the Federation of Fire Chaplains. Jennie is a licensed NREMT-B and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
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