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About

KCPD Chaplains

Chaplain Kevin Hardy
Lead Chaplain

Pastor Kevin Hardy has been serving as a Police Chaplain for over a decade and prefers interacting with the officers and the community on a regular basis. He wants to be a bridge between Law Enforcement and the community and to bring hope and peace to someone on the worst possible day of their life. Pastor Hardy retired from the United States Air Force in 2000 after serving twenty years as a Paramedic. He finished out his career serving alongside Law Enforcement and Security Forces as a Tactical Medic. He graduated from Luther Rice Seminary and Bible College shortly after retiring from military service. Pastor Hardy is one of the Pastoral Staff members at Bridgeport Community Church located in Midtown Kansas City. Pastor Hardy is married to Lynelle and they are the proud parents of Alicia, Alaina, Alizabeth, and Aaron and grandparents of William and Jonathan.

Chaplain Dennis Dewey

Pastor Dennis Dewey has been a KCPD Chaplain since 1993. He says he enjoys being a Chaplain because it allows him to give back to a group of people who give so much to the community. Being a Chaplain enriches his life because he gets to know and interact with people he would not otherwise meet. Pastor Dewey deeply appreciates the men and women who serve our community through the KCPD. He is the senior pastor of Hope Fellowship Church, 8350 N. Conant Ave., Kansas City, MO. He has a B.S. in Building Construction & Design from John Brown University and a Master of Divinity & Doctor of Ministry degree from the North American Baptist Seminary. He has been married for 41 years to Debbie and they have 3 children and 11 grandchildren.

Chaplain Bill Fox

Father Bill Fox serves as Associate Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish in Brookside and St. Therese Little Flower Parish in Blue Hills. Fr. Fox grew up in central Nassau County on Long Island, New York. As a youth, he was very active in scouting, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

After receiving a bachelor degree in psychology from the State University at Stony Brook, NY, Fr. Fox spent over 20 years working in child welfare in and around New York City. Starting as a foster care caseworker, Fr. Fox did administrative work facilitating children’s adoptions through foster care and in quality improvement. During that time, he also continued to serve as a Boy Scout leader and served in his parish’s music ministry. Still, he could not shake the sense that God was calling him to the priesthood, and after much prayer he entered the seminary.

Fr. Fox attended Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut and holds masters degrees in Divinity and Moral Theology. His formation has included diocesan assignments at Camps Savio and Bosco, Coronation Parish in Grandview, St. Ann in Plattsburg, St. Joseph in Easton and Good Shepherd in Smithville.

 

Chaplain Herman Gantt

Pastor Herman Gantt is originally from Arkansas and has been a pastor for 28 years. Presently, he is Pastor at New Beginning Apostolic Church, 200 N Bales, in Kansas City. Pastor Gantt served 4 1/2 years in the United States Marine Corps. He has been marred for 44 years to his wife Judith and has two adult sons.

Chaplain Bill Gorman

Chaplain Bill Gorman's passion for police chaplaincy is rooted in his experiences growing up in a law enforcement family. His father served as police officer and detective in the St. Louis area for over 25 years. Bill is the Campus Pastor at Christ Community Church's Brookside Campus. After graduating with a BA in Advanced Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages from Calvary University, he completed a Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. He joined the staff of Christ Community in 2008. Bill, his wife, and their three children live in the Brookside-Waldo area of Kansas City, MO.

 

Chaplain Leonard La Guardia

Chaplain Leonard La Guardia has been a police chaplain for over 25 years while in the Inner City of Denver, IL and now Kansas City and Grandview, MO. He was influenced early in his ministry while pastoring in Denver, CO by the impact his pastor had while serving the Adams County Sheriff's Department’s tactical unit and officers. It was at that time that he saw the need and value of serving and supporting law enforcement. In 2007, Leonard established the Police Chaplaincy for Grandview Missouri’s Police Department and in 2012 helped pioneer Raymore Missouri’s Police Chaplains Department. Leonard has been a full-time pastor for over 35 years where he currently serves as vice president of ministries at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. Leonard has his background in Pastoral Ministry, Music, and Christian Education. Leonard is also the executive director of the Children’s Equipping Center at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City and KidCity7, a gang prevention and family restoration program established to impact and bring influence in neighborhoods within Kansas City and other surrounding communities. Leonard has devoted his life locally and internationally to equipping, empowering and mobilizing, communities, parents, and leaders, to impact the next generation with truths and strategies that lead to them having good character, values and morals. Leonard has been married for 40 years to his wife Tracy Jo and has five adult children and 5 grandchildren. 

Chaplain John Modest Miles

Chaplain Richard Rocha

Father Richard Rocha has been a KCPD Chaplain for 4 years. He finds it an honor to help serve our men and women who protect our beloved City of Kansas City, MO, and equally to be present to help our community to embrace Christ in their time of need. Fr. Rocha was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on June 1, 2002. He has a Masters in Divinity from Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He also holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education. Before entering the Seminary, Fr. Rocha was a football coach and teacher on the high school and college level for 14 years. He currently serves as Pastor of St. Matthew Apostle in Kansas City, and also serves as the Catholic Chaplain for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.

 

Chaplain Shane Stamm

Pastor Shane Stamm feels blessed to be a Police chaplain for KCPD. He served on the Kansas City Missouri Police Department as a Detention Facility Officer for two years, and then as a Police Officer for 19 years. God called him out of Police work and into full-time ministry in 2013. He has been serving at Open Door Bible Baptist Church in the Northland for 9 years. Pastor Stamm was born and raised in Alton, Illinois until moving to Kansas City at the age of 10. He grew up in the Historic Northeast area, graduating from Northeast High School in 1992. He's a huge Chicago Bears fan, loves riding motorcycles and dirt bikes, but most importantly spending time with his family. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for almost 26 years and has three wonderful children ages 25, 21, and 10 - because God has a sense of humor. His wife is a Shoal Creek Crime Free officer and his 21-year-old daughter is assigned to parking control.

Pastor Stamm looks forward to spending time with the Police Department family and shares a favorite encouraging verse of scripture:

Proverbs 21:15 When Justice is done, it brings Joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.

 

 

 

 

Chaplain Sean McCaffery

Chaplain Andres Moreno