The Canadian Practical Chaplain Association was established for the purpose of recruiting, training and supporting men and women who wish to serve God in various fields of Chaplaincy.

Our primary goal is to interface with both ministerial and secular worlds for the purpose of promoting tolerance and understanding, and to provide professional, trained, and dedicated Chaplains in the work force. We accomplish this by providing training, recognition and certification for working Chaplains in various fields of Chaplaincy.

There are several areas of Chaplaincy. Many people are involved in ministries that are actually Chaplaincy and don’t realize it. They lack 3 things in order to be a Chaplain:

The C.P.C.A. endorses all types of Chaplaincy and recognizes the needs for coverage. Some areas of coverage areā€¦

Collegiate - Fire - Hospice - Hospital - Industrial - Jail & Prison - Military - Motor Cycle - Surfing - Police - Search & Rescue - Sports And Transportation

If you are working in an area of Chaplaincy not listed, please contact us. We will determine if it falls within one of our programs.


Our Director

Rev. Robert L. Perkins Ph.D.


Rev. Robert L. Perkins Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the California Practical Chaplain Association. Dr. Perkins is a Therapist, Writer and Educator specializing in guiding people to maximize their life to the fullest potential.

Robert is a 14 year law enforcement veteran and former Army Officer. Robert recieved his Master's Degree in Theology in 2002 and became an ordained minister with the United Christian Faith Ministries that same year.

Robert continued his education through the University Of Michigan and recieved specialized training and certification as a Police Chaplain through the International Fellowship Of Chaplains.

In 2004 Robert received his Doctorate in Practical Chaplaincy/Psychology. Robert's written academic work was published into a textbook entitled "The Practical Guide To Police Chaplaincy" .

Robert is a Board Certified expert in Traumatic Stress and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. He is also a certified Therapist in the area of Sexual Dysfunction & Sexual Addiction. He has served on the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Robert is the author of several books on the subject of Chaplaincy, Sexual Addiction and Sexual Dysfunction.

When not involved in Chaplaincy, Robert can usually be found at the beach surfing.