I grew up in a Christian home in Southern California. Around age 19 I was headed toward Air Force and then Police work… with the end goal of becoming a law enforcement chaplain after having been a police officer. But God had other plans to keep me pointed toward pastoral ministry after already having been involved in leading many youth and college ministries. Now, after having gone to Multnomah Bible College & Biblical Seminary and over 22 years in pastoral ministry, God has blown some doors wide open for me to finally serve in full-time law enforcement chaplain ministry.
My wife, Donna, continues to lead the Children’s Ministry in our current church family in NE Wisconsin. I have volunteered part-time as a LE chaplain for about 15 years and am currently a master-level credentialed law enforcement chaplain through the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) and am a chaplain for three LE Agencies.
As the current (2019-2020) Wisconsin State Representative for the ICPC, I am now being afforded the opportunities of: aiding the up to 400+ LE Agencies in Wisconsin in developing chaplain programs in their agencies, and helping recruit, train and mobilize qualified and competent chaplains to provide an immersive gospel influence among our law enforcement communities.
As lawlessness increases, we need our law enforcement to stand in the gap well for us (Ezek. 22), drawing on the resources of the Savior who made them and appointed them for this very purpose (Eph 6, Rom. 13). Currently, due to the immense stress of law enforcement work, 3-4 times as many officers commit suicide than are murdered in the line of duty. They need competent chaplains. They need to know Christ to stay resilient for the task before them. Your prayers for them and your support for ministry to them through Converge is greatly needed. I hope you will partner with me in growing this area incredible opportunity of Gospel influence in our law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin, the U.P. and neighboring States.