Dan Nolta's Bio:
Dan, a recorded minister in Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, has been an emergency services chaplain since 1971. He began this chaplaincy ministry by volunteering with the Tacoma (Washington) Police Department, where he served until 1977. He also ministered four years as a volunteer chaplain with the Tacoma Fire Department before he started his full-time service with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) in 1984.
Dan has been president and now serves as international liaison for the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC).
In his nearly 20 years with Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy and in his assignment as chaplain coordinator for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, he has twice been called upon to serve as interim executive director. During his years with Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy, the organization has expanded to the point that it now provides chaplaincy services for some 30 emergency services agencies in Pierce County.
Under the sponsorship of Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy, Dan founded the Police and Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy in partnership with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. The academy is designed to give emergency services chaplains basic knowledge to be equipped to serve effectively.
Retired from active chaplaincy in December 2004, Dan continues to serve as ICPC international liaison. He also spends time consulting and writing grants for Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy, fishing, and enjoying his family.