Curtis S. Quaschnick,
Serving our Community's Law Enforcement Personnel and Citizens
It's a blessing and privilege to minister to the 700 plus officers in the various departments our Chaplaincy serves in Spokane County. Being a Chaplain in the Law Enforcement community is a unique opportunity to make an impact in the lives of our men and women, who daily face challenges and dangers that can wreak havoc on their lives and the lives of their families. Our Chaplains not only find themselves ministering to officers, but people in our community as well, bringing comfort and counsel in confusing and traumatic times. Working with our officers is life changing, and definitely challenging at times, but always rewarding.
The Spokane County Chaplaincy Services will provide chaplains to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the law enforcement family and the community when needed or requested. Our chaplains will bring comfort, crisis oriented counseling, and a consoling nature to those who may be experiencing a crisis. We will not proselytize or otherwise attempt to force a particular religious faith on anyone. We will share our faith with those who seek or ask for spiritual counsel during these times. We will provide these services to all regardless of race, religion, gender, or national origin.
Chaplain Curtis Quaschnick was born in Spokane and graduated from Shadle Park High School. He served a total of 11 years in the US Amy on active and reserve duty as an Airborne Infantryman. He graduated from Spokane Community College with a 2 year Degree in Police Science in 1976.
Curt was hired and served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for 30+ years. He served in several positions with in the Sheriff’s Office including time as a narcotics investigator, firearms instructor and armorer and was awarded the Sheriff’s Office Medal of Valor and Washington States Law Enforcement Medal of Honor. During his years as a deputy Curt finished a 4 year Degree in Theology from Christian Life College of Theology, he is an Ordained Minister through the Evangelical Church Alliance, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
After Curt retired from the Sheriff’s Office in 2007 he became a volunteer for the departments’ chaplaincy. He became the Lead Chaplain in 2008 and continues to serve in that capacity. Curt and his wife Jayce have been married for 8 years and have a family of six boys and 4 grandchildren.
Curt has also been trained and certified for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) debriefings and for the past 15 years has been actively involved in providing debriefings for first responders after traumatic or critical incidents.