Chaplain Wenger

Chaplain Yaakov Wenger is widely recognized for increasing cultural sensitivity on a federal, state, county and local level. Over the course of his chaplaincy career, Chaplain Wenger has led events to support public service professionals, worked alongside leaders to support their communities in the aftermath of public disaster, and designed invaluable resources to help increase respect among diverse communities. Chaplain Wenger was also instrumental in establishing the Clear Institute Cultural Diversity Training Program, which is currently mandated for all law enforcement personnel in the state of New Jersey. His highly acclaimed National FEMA Faith-Based Communities Initiative has since been implemented in communities nationwide and earned him the FEMA Building Resilience with Diverse Communities Award.