Wednesday, Aug. 5 2015 9:45 p.m. • By Ben Lockhart, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Chaplains are best thought of as behind-the-scenes healers who can be found wherever people are suffering, said Mark Allison, founder and president of the Salt Lake City-based World Spiritual Health Organization.

Chaplains are low-key religious figures, but so essential to the day to day operation of hospitals, law enforcement and military units, he said.

"When morale is low, who is there to pick up the pieces? Well, the chaplain," Allison explained.

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