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Posted on: April 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Bismarck Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to be held May 26, 2022

Mayor Prayer Breakfast 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. – The annual Bismarck Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held, Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. The breakfast will take place at the Ramada by Wyndham, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck. 


Businesses may reserve table sponsorships, $500 for a table of eight, and $250 for a table of four. Individual tickets may also be reserved for $25. Reservations are required and must be made in advance by Noon, May 12, 2022. RSVP by calling Travis Rau at 701-355-1894. Purchase your tickets and register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-city-of-bismarck-mayors-prayer-breakfast-tickets-276886463867


The featured speaker is Chaplain Jim Bontrager, a former United States Marine who currently serves as full-time Chaplain with the Elkhart Police Department in Elkhart, Indiana. He holds his Diplomat Chaplain credentials with the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) and serves as President-Elect of the organization. 


Chaplain Bontrager is a recipient of the 2012 Wilbert A. Cunningham Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award from Pointman Leadership Institute recipient, 2016 recipient of the Richard S. Kassel Award,  2017 recipient of the Pilsung Warrior Award, and 2018 recipient of the John A. Price Excellence in Chaplaincy Award. He was appointed an honorary Sagamore of the Wabash Award by Indiana Governor Mike Pence in 2015. 


Bontrager is author of the official law enforcement curriculum for the movie “Courageous,” an Indiana State certified Law Enforcement Instructor, as well as an instructor with the ICPC. He is the founder and director of Warrior on the Wall, a ministry that works to address law enforcement suicide, family breakdown, and the unique emotional and spiritual challenges to the profession.


The Crisis Care Chaplaincy serves first responders, law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical services, and people experiencing traumatic events in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Proceeds from the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast help to support the Crisis Care Chaplaincy.


For more information about the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast visit www.bismarcknd.gov.

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