Fredericton Police Force Welcomes New Chaplain

Reverend Verner Drost is the new Fredericton Police Force Chaplain.

As a volunteer member of the senior management team, Chaplain Drost will serve his mandate promoting health and wellness through spiritual guidance and emotional support to members, employees, volunteers, veterans and their family. He may also be call upon to offer support in the community.

 “It is truly a great honour to serve our City’s Police force and our wonderful city of Fredericton which I’ve called home for a large part of my life,” said Rev. Drost.

This past Sunday, on March 26, 2017, Chaplain Drost proudly received his Police Forge Cap and badge from Fredericton Police Force Chief Leanne Fitch. During the church service, Sergeant David MacLean brought welcoming remarks to the new Chaplain.

As an ordained minister since 1980 with The Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada (ACOP), Verner Drost has had over 30 years of cross denominational ministry experience in a variety of ministry settings including pastoring, missions, working with Youth, sitting on several National and local committees, helping other churches in times of crisis and as a speaker/teacher in conferences both in Canada and abroad.

Rev. Drost has been the Senior Pastor at Smythe Street Cathedral for over 26 years.  Under his leadership, the church has tripled in size with a continual vision and passion to see new breakthroughs in our city, our province and in Canada. Rev. Verner Drost has a great passion and love for Canada, for his province of NB and for Fredericton.

Having lived and visited many countries in the world, he has a great appreciation for many cultures and different ethnicities.

Rev. Verner Drost is replacing former Chaplain Rev. Dr. Terry Atkinson of Brunswick Street Baptist Church, who was recently transferred to Ontario.