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Chaplaincy Services

Serving our Community's Law Enforcement Personnel and Citizens

It's a blessing and privilege to serve the 700 plus deputies/officers in the various departments that 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 serving 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 challenging at times, but always rewarding.

Mission Statement

The Spokane County Chaplaincy Services will provide chaplains to meet the law enforcement family's emotional, physical, and spiritual needs 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.

Lead Chaplain


Chaplain Robert Kinnune was born in Seattle and adopted to a family and raised in Green Acers, Washington.

Robert has been married to his wife, Susan, for over 30 years.  They have two sons, Derrick and Conner, who live in the Spokane area.

Robert received his BA Degree through EWU’s ROTC program in Military Science/Photography and entered the US Army as a 2nd Lt. in a Combat Engineer Battalion. During this time, he worked with young people who were in crisis.   Before leaving the Army, he was encouraged to apply for the Chaplains Corps.

Robert received his MA from Golden State School of Theology and Liberty College.  He entered the Chaplains Corp, and between 2006 and 2016, he served three tours in Iraq, notably in Ramadi and Fallujah.

In between his deployments, he served as a volunteer chaplain with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Chaplaincy providing support to members of the Sheriff’s Office.  He was also the Chaplain at Eastern State Hospital.

Robert's last deployment was to Ft. Carson, Colorado, where he served until his retirement in 2020.

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