What is a Chaplain?

An HMI hockey chaplain is an individual who is in place to serve a specific hockey club in the following ways:

An HMI Chaplain is a safe spiritual and emotional resource person for players, personnel and the families involved with a hockey club regardless of one’s personal church or non-church perspective.

Chaplains and HMI are separate economically from the hockey club in that HMI and its volunteers do not solicit finances from the teams, players or leagues. This separation works to ensure that the Chaplains are able to remain as objective as possible in all situations.

HMI Chaplain candidates are made to work through a multi-stage application and screening process, as well as receiving specialized training and resources.

The work of HMI is done on a team-by-team basis and is implemented formally only as teams are comfortable with the presence of a Chaplain.