Conant & Janice Carr
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Conant and Janice Carr serve in the high desert of southern New Mexico and west Texas. Conant works exclusively with law enforcement officers, their families, and support personnel as a chaplain. While these officers often have a keen sense of spirituality due to the severity of the job, many have not personally adopted a religion.
The law enforcement community is seen as a long neglected people group. Even under the best of circumstances, only one third of officers can attend a traditional church service while the other two thirds work or sleep. Day to day, officers face a host of critical incidents that can severely affect them personally if internalized. In order to protect themselves on the job, officers are inherently suspicious, which can prevent them from having many friends outside of the law enforcement community.
After seeing the need for ministry to this community, Conant began ministering to officers and their families in New Mexico and Texas. For the past 25 years, he has served as a chaplain to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Conant provides practical help to officers who face troubling incidents daily through personal relationships cultivated over many years. After five years of serving as a chaplain to law enforcement, he became an officer himself in an effort to better identify with the community he serves.
In addition to one-on-one ministry, Conant is the president of the New Mexico State Crisis Support Team. The Team provides crisis intervention to all first responders (fire, EMS, and law enforcement) after they encounter difficult calls, such as the need to use deadly force, the injury or death of children, child abuse, or co-worker injury, death, or suicide.
The Carrs have served as InFaith field staff since 1983.
Conant has been serving as a law enforcement chaplain for 25 years. He graduated from the Sheriff’s Academy twenty years ago in an effort to better relate to the officers he served. An officer’s call to serve is spoken of in Romans 13, and Conant feels called to reach this important community with the hope of Jesus.