The Rosemount Police Department has an active group of volunteer Chaplains. Coming from different denominational backgrounds, our Chaplains are ready to assist the Department in any way they can. They are often called upon to be present at the scene of a death, where they can spend time with the survivors and help them through the first, very difficult moments of beginning to grieve. In addition to this, Chaplains make ourselves available to the Department to offer words of encouragement and support. We have a fantastic team of Officers in Rosemount and Chaplains want to help them be at their very best.
The work as Chaplains is really about having a ministry of presence. They want to be there, wherever "there" is, at the right time to offer themselves in service to our community.
If you have questions about what they do or you would like more details about how to become a volunteer Chaplain, you can contact Lead Chaplain Bruce Bentley by email.
Get to know our current team of Police Chaplains by clicking on the tabs below:
Lead Chaplain Bruce Bentley
Hi there! My name is Bruce Bentley and I'm the Lead Pastor at City on a Hill Church right here in Rosemount. My wife, four children, and I have lived in Rosemount since we moved from Iowa in 2002. I have served as a Pastor at four different Churches in over 30 years of ministry. I am ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America.
I began serving the Rosemount Police Department in 2010. I have served as a volunteer alongside our Officers in a wide variety of situations over the years. During this time, I received training through the Minnesota Emergency Services Chaplain Association and the International Conference of Police Chaplains. I consider it a high privilege to serve our Officers when called upon. We have an outstanding Department!
Chaplain Rick Prairie
I am Rick, I was born and raised in Kankakee, Ill and I was the youngest of 3 boys and one sister. I joined the US Army in 1984 and successfully served multiple tours of duty to include two honorable discharges. I am married my lovely wife Stacy who blessed me with two boys and a girl and we have been together for over 35 years.
Professionally, I have been in Information Technology for more than 30 years. I have an AA in Business, a Bachelor’s of Science in Management of Information Systems, and a Master’s of Science in IT Security and Assurance from Capella University.
I serve my company as a Senior Cyber Security Engineer and love security because the landscape is ever changing. I enjoy securing organizations and keeping the bad guys out. I like to strive for policy compliance within the organization.
My volunteer efforts include Friday Night Street Ministry, feeding the homeless. I am also a Head Election Judge for the City of Rosemount and a Mentor for MN Adult and Teen Challenge.
Chaplain Hassan Mohamed
Hello, my name is Hassan Mohamed. I am the assistance Imam of South Metro Islamic Center in Rosemount, I currently live in Rosemont with my family of six. I was born in Somalia, however I spent most of my life in San Diego, California. I graduated from Grosmont College in San Diego, CA with an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy, and more recently from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Health. I currently work at a non-profit agency as a healthcare navigator.
Hi, my name is Pete Burchard. I am a dedicated member of the community and have a passion for service and helping others. As an active member of the United Church of God, Twin Cities, I bring a strong sense of compassion and dedication to all my work.
In addition to my work as a lay preacher, I am a committed member of several community organizations including Ski Patrol, American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, and I am a Minnesota Crisis Response Team member and coach. My wife Tracy and I are Trauma Healing Facilitators with the Trauma Institute.
Tracy and I are also Adult Foster Care Providers for the disabled. Our dedication to helping others has earned us the Twin Cities MN Outstanding Adult Foster Care 2022 and State of Minnesota Outstanding Adult Foster Care 2023 awards.
I look forward to bringing my experience and passion for service to the Rosemount Police and the greater Rosemount community.