Victorya is a licensed Minister through the State of Nevada and Clark County Ministers License to Perform Marriages. Basic Chaplaincy Certification & Academy Training Development & Programmer. She is a Christian author published on Amazon & Barnes Noble.
.An Invocator for CC Commissioners, City of LV Council meetings, and CCSD Board Trustees. Graduate and Mentor-Hope for Prisoners ReEntry Program. , S.NV. Community Gang Taskforce Coordinator, and a CCDC METRO Volunteer Programs A National Day of Prayer event coordinator. Member of S. NV. Mental Health Coalition, Subcommittee member of CIT (Crisis Intervention Training), Jail Aftercare Program, Mental Health Court. LVMPD CIT Graduate 07, a Leadership & Resiliency Graduate, CLV CERT graduate, The 5 Critical Disciplines Certificate Graduate 2010. SNV Community Gang Taskforce GRT Handbook on Gangs Co-Instructor graduate. Courts Catalyzing Change member-Mental Health Sub-Chair, Faithbase subcommittee.Co-Founder ChallengeKADS Sports Association. 4th degree Black Belt Taekwondo. Victoria is the founder of NAFD and has worked in education for over 20 yrs co-sponsored with CCSN Cont. Ed. program/ CCSN Welfare to Work programs 1995-97, UNLV division of Educational Outreach from 1997 to present. Completed Chaplains Academy in religious studies 2013. 2015 Awarded Lifetime Achievement Recognition for her work from the NV State Governors Office, US Senatorial, US House of Representatives, US House of Congress, and partnered organizations.
Chaplains Advisory Board
AB / Consult Alternate
MOFM Board /Chaplains AB Alternate: Chaplain Joshua Campe: MOFM Prod Technician/ Video & Live Events Joshua is a member of the BOD, the Ministry Video/Livestream tech, productions and founder/operator of JVC Communications. Joshua produced the Ministry's first documentary of Instruments of Jesus and produces the Chaplains evangelical live-stream of Faith Is Live. Ordained, Chaplaincy Graduate, LV. Metro Volunteer Program, MOFM Special Events & Production Tech. Gang Prevention Subcommittee Media Luncheon videographer, CERT graduate. Joshua has a 15 year background in playing guitar, and an 9 yr. background in sports. Youth group Ministry music served in children's youth groups, sports, and community service of children's hospitals and schools. In his youth he served as a 3rd grade bible studies teacher 07-09, and caravan youth leader assistant with the 1st Church of The Nazarene.
Chaplain Barry served as the AB Interim Board Chair from 6/2013-12/2013 and AB-Board Chair from 1/2014 - 1//31/2016. He is an Ordained NV State Licensed Minister, Academy of Religious Studies Graduate, Senior Chaplain, and is a CPT Graduate. He serves on the Chaplain’s Endorsing Certification board and is the Chair of the Chaplaincy Conduct Review Board. Barry has a minor in Theology and Philosophy from the University of Dayton. Barry serves as Chaplaincy Nevada Director of Administration; Vice-Chair of the Chaplain Advisory Board; Chair of the Conduct Review Board; SNV Community Gang Taskforce Human Trafficking Co-Chair; Las Vegas Coalition Against Trafficking (LVCAT) Co-founder; SNV Human Trafficking Taskforce (METRO) Education & Community Outreach Committees; Las Vegas Mayor’s Faith Initiative – Human Trafficking Co-Chair for 5 years; NV Coalition to Prevent the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Prevention & Training Sub-Committees; F.R.E.E. International Las Vegas Representative; House of the Rising Sun Board member; Nevada State Chaplains Task Force (NSCTF) Security Co-Leader; RECAP (Rebuilding Every City Around Peace) First Responder; SNV-VOAD (So. NV Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) Board member; METRO Volunteer with over 30,000 hours of service during the last 15 years; Clark County School District Police Chaplain Liaison; Partners with Nevada Child Seekers, Seeds of Hope, Rape Crisis Center, International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV), Be-A-Voice-Now (Conquer Series), New Hope Foundation International. Chaplain Barry was selected by Lena Walther, World Affairs Council of Nevada, to facilitate several International Panel discussions on Human Trafficking in 2017 and 2018. Visitors were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.Barry served 9 years in the U. S. Army and has 30 years of experience in the securities and pension industry, where he served as both a General Securities and Financial Operations Principal. He served as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for 23 years.
Debbie is an ordained NV State licensed Minister since 2010. A SR Chaplain Academy Graduate in religious studies. A CPT Graduate (Clinical Pastoral Training) An LVMPD Metro Volunteer, a CCDC Programs METRO Volunteer and Chaplain lead, an LVMPD RECAP volunteer. She is a RECAP Volunteer Coordinator with LVMPD for SEAC CCC SCAC and Bolden training area commands, Officers and community.
She is an instructor for GRT Handbook on Gangs. A previous Co-Instructor, Apprenticeship Certificate/Co-Instructor. Debbie serves as the Chaplaincy co-lead for RECAP. She is also a Hope for Prisoners Mentors Graduate. She has earned certificates for The 5 Critical Disciplines Certificate Graduate 2010. Conflict and Resolution Class Completion, CLV CERT graduate. She is a former co-lead Chaplain for the Chaplaincy Worship Service at LVRM. Debbie has been a member of Sin City Church, former member of Central Christian where spent approximately 5 years as a Women's Small Group Ministry Leader.
Chaplaincy Advisory Board Policies
But select capable men from all the people, men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain, and appoint them as officials over thousands Ex 18:21
Messages of Faith Ministry is a Christian Outreach and Chaplains Training Division of volunteer ordained Chaplains located in Southern Nevada
An advisory board may look very similar to the Board of Directors in some respect, but does not carry the responsibilities of the governing body of BOD. An advisory board is made up of a committee of volunteers who offer their input, ideas and expert advice to an organization's board. Advisory board members are not legally bound, hold no fiduciary duties, responsibilities or liabilities, but are important to the success of an organization through working with the organization and under the board of directors, i.e. President/directors. Advisory Board members are held in high esteem and set apart from their organizations members. MOFM does not apply for grants, does not recruit stakeholders, does not offer ministry members voting rights. All duties, new/old business and voting powers are subject to the approval of the MOFM BOD.
Objective: The purpose of an AB is to come together once a month for consultation, and review the organization, its programs, reports, members, events, and put into motion the planting of new seed, and continual growth for the success of the organization its body, and its members.
Advisory Leadership roles range from Chair to Vice Chair, to Fundraising, Secretary, Treasurer and Members.
A.Advisory Board Chair
As Advisory Chairperson (“Chair”), duties can include serving as a corporate ambassador, a communication liaison between a board of directors and the advisory committee. The Chair can oversee Advisory Board program subcommittees and participate in organizational events. The position of a Chair and Vice Chair requires individuals who are analytical, creative and able to accommodate many viewpoints on issues and have strong interpersonal leadership and communications skills.
1.Chair creates the Agenda for each monthly meeting. 2.Chair consults with the Vice-Chair prior to each meeting for Agenda confirmation. 3.Chair organizes, schedules, presents and confirms the agenda at each monthly meeting. 4.Chair consults with the Advisory Board Secretary on the duties of the meeting Minutes. 5.Chair requests Member reports prior to meetings for any consultation, updates for Agenda. 6.Chair keeps a file of all Chaplain Members’ database contact information. 7.Chair provides Advisory Board Members with a list of Advisory Board contact information. 8.Chair performs/participates in organization/community events when necessary/available. 9.Chair calls the Meeting to Order and may carry the Proxy vote of Advisory Board Members during an absence. 10.The Chair reports/meets with the Ministry Executive Director upon the Executive Director’s discretion for review of Advisory Board goals, growth, CAB reports, events, new business, etc. B.Advisory Vice Chair Role
The primary responsibility of the Advisory Board Vice Chair is to co-convene and co- facilitate the meetings, act as the liaison to the Advisory Board meetings and provides leadership to the Board. An Advisory Board Vice Chair duties can also include serve as a corporate ambassador, a communication liaison between a board of directors and the advisory committee. Vice Chair can help oversee Advisory Board program sub-committees and participate in organizational events.
1.Vice Chair consults with the Chair prior to each meeting for Agenda confirmation. 2.Vice Chair opens and ends (or chooses member) each meeting with Prayer. 3.Vice Chair facilitates the Meetings and Agenda in the absence of the Chair. 4.Vice Chair performs/participates in organization/community events when necessary/available. 5.The Chair reports/meets with the Ministry Executive Director upon the Executive Directors discretion for review of Advisory Board goals, growth, reports, events, new business, etc. C.Advisory Board Members Role
Advisory Board members are required to select a Chair, and strongly encouraged to select a Vice Chair through nomination and majority votes. The Advisory Board is comprised of several leadership roles and general board members. Each leadership position is designed to help give the individual volunteer a sense of purpose and service while providing the Advisory Board with the required management and mission-driven purpose. General Advisory Board positions might not take specific leadership roles, but serve on the Advisory Board, help to perform monthly functions, advocate and provide education to the organization’s members and community.
1.Members select and elect the Advisory Board Chair & Vice Chair, and any other elected members. 2.Chair votes, calls to vote on a majority of meeting motions. Any member may initiate a motion or second a motion. The Chair will ask for “Discussion” after the second to the motion is made. 3.Members lead, manage, delegate and participate in special event/functions. Members serve as liaisons for partner programs; provide board reports, trainings, and updates. 4.Members are responsible for submitting their Mandatory reports to the Chair/Vice Chair and Director of Administration between the 1st-5th of each month. a.Comments on a report will be limited to 5 minutes. b.If reports are late, that Advisory Board member(s) comments on that report will be given after all on-time report comments are given. c.Members whose reports are submitted late 3 consecutive times will not be permitted to discuss new business during the meeting. 5.Members are required to attend all monthly Advisory Board meetings unless excused as described below. a.Sickness, work, mission, unforeseen circumstance, vacation, family emergency. b.Notify Chair, Vice Chair or Director of Administration as soon as the Advisory Board member determines the meeting will be missed c.Advisory Board members who miss four (4) or more meetings (unexcused) per year are suspended from the Advisory Board. d.Advisory Board Members excused five (5) or more times per year may be suspended from the Advisory Board.' (1)Members who experience multiple excused absences are given the opportunity to remove themselves from the Advisory Board and be appointed as a MOFM Advisory Board Consultant permanently OR (2)Under special circumstances, accept a temporary leave-of-absence from Advisory Board, to be reinstated when that member is able to perform Advisory Board duties as required in these Procedures. During the “temporary leave of absence period”, the member will be appointed as an MOFM Advisory Board Consultant. e.If item “5 d (2)” is exercised, the Advisory Board will select an interim Advisory Board member from the eligible Consultants with the understanding that the Advisory Board position is temporary, the length of service based on the unavailability of the member taking the temporary leave-of-absence. d.Members who are tardy (unexcused) 15 minutes or longer, 4 times a year are subject to suspension. 6.Any member may resign their position in writing to the Chair and Vice Chair, or Executive Director at any time they deem necessary by giving at least a 2-week notice. 7.Members must be dedicated to increasing Ministry awareness and community outreach. 8.All Advisory Board members are held to a higher standard in character, duties, etc., and set in a position of trust which comes with responsibility to their board, ministry, and peers in overseeing Chaplain programs/teams.
D. AB Secretary- Takes the notes at the Advisory Board Meeting for creating the Monthly Minutes.
1.Assists the Chair & Vice Chair. Advisory Board Secretary may or may not be a member of the board and is held to a non-disclosure agreement of Advisory Board meeting information. 2.Secretary is an elected position by the Advisory Board. 3.Secretarial positions are made available to Chaplains by Email through the Administration Dept. 4.Secretary may work with the Chaplaincy Administration at the discretion of the Admin Director, for keeping hours, records, files delegated by the Admin Director.
Chaplaincy Advisory Board & Members Standards & Code of Conduct:
1·AB Members are set in volunteer leadership positions of authority above their fellow chaplains and are trusted to use wisdom, prayer, integrity, respect, and good character using Christian values when guiding, teaching, serving, sharing, and through decision making and reaching right and proper, positive results.
1 a. The ministry is Not an employer that pays wages, it is strictly volunteer clergy members. Chaplains may Not use the ministry as their employer for any purpose at any time.
2. AB Members will honor their agreements, assignments, oaths, and responsibilities, and complete the goal for SR Chaplain training.
3. AB Members will be on time for board meetings, events, teaching, etc.
4·AB Members will contact their AB Chair or Vice Chair for tardiness, absences, etc. More than 2 unexcused absences the member will be notified, the third absence the member shall be removed through a vote.
5·AB Members as official members must be confirmed by AB majority vote.
6·AB Members elections are held each January, candidates may be proposed for vacant seats and voted on. Candidates should never be available in the room during the election process.
7· AB Members, candidates must be based on credentials, community connections, training's, and availability.
8· AB Members Chair calls the meeting to order, presents the agenda, closes the meeting.
The AB Vice Chair opens the meeting with prayer, 2nd the vote, and assists the Chair.
9· AB Members AB Meetings are held once a month, usually the 2nd Saturday of the month.
10· AB Members duties are to collectively come together and offer their input, ideas, expert advice, and votes to the Ministry for Christian growth while implementing spiritual guidance over the body of Chaplains.
11. AB Members are removed/suspended accordingly, after evidence is reviewed of 1-3 fractions of Code violation and a majority vote. Lesser violation can result in a written warning. Members terminated/suspended have all rights and privileges suspended, which includes Officiant licenses, NCCUSA, Social Media administration access of Ministry pages etc., rights and powers, and any other lawful intent.
12. a: AB Board is subject to MOFM BOD/E.D.
12.b: All Ministry Members will use integrity and respect at all times, and seek to promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness in all of their practices and responsibilities. All Chaplains understand as ordained clergy, you are set apart, and held to a higher standard as professional clergy holding Christian values and integrity first.
13·Members Chaplaincy work and faith are one, always acting in a behavior and manner honoring to God.
Each member should be connected to and under the authority of a Christian church and Pastor.
14.Members are set to higher standards by living right lifestyles. All actions should be shining examples, raising Christ up and bringing God glory.
Never put yourself in a position to have a complaint brought against you.
Creating individual/private mentor./mentee relationships through partner programs is unacceptable.
15. Members will use integrity, good character, and respect at all times in the classroom, at events/functions, in the field, and in our daily lives. At no time is the usage of any drug or alcohol acceptable when in uniform, for representing, volunteering, partnering, praying, special functions, etc.
16·Members will honor their agreements, assignments, oaths, authority, and responsibilities. Members are responsible for attending/call out of the annual (2) mandatory meetings. If you miss 3 consecutive mandatory meetings you shall be suspended.
17·Members will be courteous, respectful, professional, fair, and impartial, at all times. Members should never use derogatory language or act in a derogatory or negative manner at any time.
18·Members are occupying and exercising positions of trust, and will not misrepresent themselves or use their clergy position for personal gain in any way.
19·Members will not degrade, belittle, or disrespect, nor discriminate, harass, retaliate, or intimidate other persons, based on (subject to, but not limited to) race, creed, color, politics, religion, disability, or peer compatibility.
20· Members will actively pursue relationships and fellowship with the other ministries and churches within their community and state for sharing the good news, partnerships, leadership, and as one in the body of Christ.
21· Members will contact their Admin and/or instructors for tardiness, absences, etc. in the classroom
Members are responsible for each monthly check in and volunteer hours. Suspension after 3 missed months.
22. Members shall not use any avenue or vehicle (subject to, but not limited to) media, functions, social media i.e. facebook, twitter, instagram, myspace etc., to use/share negative, sexual, derogatory, hate, cursive speech, or sexual, provocative photos, or shares that are contrary to living a right lifestyle in Christ.
23. Members understand they take oaths during their Ordination process that denounces sin, unrighteousness, carnal worldly desires and lifestyles, and agree to pick up the mantel of Christ and righteous living., understanding that they have responsibilities as anointed, appointed, and ordained professional clergy to act in a professional right manner at all times.
24.Member Warning/Suspension result accordingly, after evidence is reviewed of 1-3 fractions of Code violation and a majority AB vote. Lesser violation can result in a written warning. Three written warnings shall result in suspension from the ministry, revocation of licenses, inability to use Chaplaincy NV logo, which includes, business cards, clothing apparel, etc.
25. The ministry is Not an employer that pays wages, it is strictly volunteer clergy members. Chaplains may Not use the ministry as their employer for any purpose at any time.
That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. Tim 3:17
Character is something that you hold fast to inside, and that people see in you on the outside. More importantly, it is something that God sees in you always.
True character is shown in how you act in any situation. Actions do speak louder than words in many circumstances. How can we shine for Jesus if we are showing the world darkness through our actions? Your own character can be your judge. Chaplaincy Servants will place God first, and allow God to guide all actions, thoughts and words, through prayer.
Mission: Our message is based on the Holy Bible; with a ministry motivated by grace, repentance, forgiveness, redemption, and love of God. We are a traditional Christian Ministry that adheres to Word of God faith and values.To provide faith-base services, ministerial care and educational services which minister to both spiritual and emotional needs of all individuals. To provide support to the community, and all local law enforcement organizations, to act as liaisons between the churches and the community, and to act in times of crisis for individuals suffering and in need.
MOFM Chaplaincy Board of Advisors:
Is a forum of volunteer members.The Board may consist of nine (11) minimum and a maximum of eleven (11) members.
Diana is an ordained Chaplain and NV State Licensed Minister. She is an Academy SR Chaplain Graduate of religious studies. She is a Chaplain CPE graduate, and she has also studied with Brean Christian University working towards her degree in Bible Theology. Diana also instructs on health and fasting. She serves as the Chaplains Hospitality Coordinator. Diana is a member of Chaplaincy RECAP, and she is a City of Las Vegas CERT graduate, a Chaplains former member of SAR (Red Rock Search & Rescue) and a CPR/ Certified 1st Aid Instructor. She is a member of the Human Trafficking task-force, and the S NV Gang Taskforce event coordinator. Diana is an LVMPD Metro Volunteer, and LVMPD Citizens Academy graduate.
Michael is an ordained Chaplain, and a Licensed Minister with the State of Nevada and Clark County Ministers License to Perform Marriages. Michael serves as the Chair for the Chaplains Advisory Board elected in January 2016. He is an Academy of Religious studies graduate SR Chaplain, a graduate and instructor of CPE, and the Chaplaincy Instructional Trainer for "train the trainer". Michael teaches for the Chaplaincy Academy, on Discipleship, Apologetics, CPE-Pastoral Care, and previously taught Bible Foundation and Evangelism. . He is a Clark County School District’s PAYBAC (Professionals and Youth Building a Commitment) program (2001-2012). 2013 Graduate from the School of Evangelism at Second Baptist Church-LV where he has served as President of the Transportation Ministry (2006 - 2011), President of the Laymen Ministry (2007 - 2011), President of the Junior Laymen Ministry (2011 - present), and Sunday School Teacher (2010 - present). with his focus on mentoring youth, he began in 1992 as a volunteer.Michael founded Community Connect, Inc., a charitable 501(c)3 organization that focuses on mentoring at-risk youth in Las Vegas. He is a Casa Grande Prison Bible Studies Teacher. He is a Purchasing Director for the Clark County School District. Michael serves as a CCSD Police Chaplain and is the lead for the ministry partnered CCSD-PD Chaplains Police program.
Laquieta is an ordained SR Chaplain and NV State licensed Minister. Laquieta is the Senior/Lead Pastor for Unity Christian Center Ministry. She is an Academy SR Chaplain Graduate of religious studies,a CPT Graduate and CPT instructor. She is an instructor for Biblical Studies OT, World Religions, and CPT Theology. Laquieta serves a member of the Conduct Review Committee. Chaplain Laquieta has a Theology Bachelors Degree from the. Minnesota School of Theology She is a Graduate of Sonship School of The First Born through Destiny Christian Center. She is also a Destiny Christian Center, volunteer in the Servantry of Preaching, Teaching, Altar Worker & Discipleship. She is a CCDC-METRO Program Volunteer for the Juvenile Section/Unit, and a Charisma special events coordinator. Chaplain LaQuieta Cooks is the wife of an LVMPD Officer, a mother, grandmother and minister of the gospel.
Chaplains Consultation Board
During times when the Chaplains AB board is in need of additional discussion on specific issues and advice, they turn to the Consultation board which helps remedy the situation lending professional or expert advice. Consultants may join the AB Meetings on occasion, but do not have voting power. AB Consults are not selected by vote. AB Consults are volunteer Chaplains, or others, set apart in high high esteem and good-standing according to their expertise in a specific field or area designed to better the faith-based community at large,
Sharon graduated the 1st Basic Lay Chaplains Cert class in October 2009.
Hope 4 Prisoners Leadership-Re-entry Mentors Training. Jon is a NV State Licensed Minister & Marriage Officiant. A Chaplaincy Basic Cert Training Presenter. Hope for Prisoners Re-Entry Founder & CEO.
SR Chaplain Ty Chew Fire Dept Partnership Consultant
SR Chaplain Ty is a retired11/2004 as a Fire Captain who proudly served for 29½ yrs with City of Campbell (18 yrs) and Santa Clara County (11 ½ yrs) Fire Departments in Northern California. He is currently serving as one of several Chaplains for the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Chaplaincy Corps.
Chaplain Ty also participates in other Community Ministries, including Adopt-A-Cop, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Homelessness. Chaplain Ty also keeps busy with Valley Vegas Church - serving on the Prayer Team; Co-coordinator of Valley Vegas Chaplains for the S.N.A.P. (Serving Needs, Assisting Pastors) Ministry; as one of the Men’s Group Leaders; helping with the Weekly Food Pantry Distributio n Ministry and Monthly at Las Vegas Rescue Mission; and brings occasional Encouraging Messages to Heritage Springs Assisted Living Center (320 Ministries – ‘Bringing Church to the Elderly’) and occasionally to Hope Chapel (Salvation Army). He and his wife, Sharon, (also a Chaplain), also spend quality visitations to area Hospitals and Rehabilitation Facilities. Ty was a Contributing Author of ‘Jesus Is’ and ‘Love Is’ (available on Amazon.com). Ty and Sharon’s blended Family include eight (8) children and eight (8) grandchildren. Ty and Sharon live in the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas with their dogs, Marty and Dahlia, and Hairless Guinea Pigs, LaVerne and Shirley.
SR Chaplain Tyrone L. Chew, an Ordained Chaplain since May, 2016 and a Sr. Chaplain graduate since November, 2017.
Philippians 4:13 (NIV) - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
SR Chaplain Todd Wellman Missions
Todd is the Missions Director and Missions Pastor at the Church At Lake Mead (LMCA) . He graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas Class of 1994 and studied and earned a BA in Business Administration. Todd is retired from Law Enforcement. Todd is also an ordained Chaplain and a State of Nevada licensed Minister. Todd is an Academy sub instructor for Basic Chaplaincy.
Military Experience: (9 years) U. S. Army Captain; Combat Veteran, Urban Warfare/Civil Unrest Tour Weapons Instructor Qualifications. CCW Instructor (16 Years) States of Nevada and Utah NRA Instructor: (16 Years) Certified Home Firearm Safety; Certified Pistol, Rifle & Shotgun Instructor; Personal Protection Inside & Outside the Home Instructor, Senior Range Safety Officer
Annette is the founder and president of Wisteria Ministries and has specialized in Grief for 26 years. She is a National Board-Certified Chaplain and a Certified Lay Minister with (UMC)-United Methodist Church. With 26 years of experience teaching, counseling, grief-loss & bereavement, she is an experienced First Responder and Licensed Nurse, as well as owning and operated a Porte-Medical business of 4 years. She is still currently Licensed as a Nurse-Retired Status with 18 years’ experience and a retired first responder EMT, with 5 years’ experience. She has several accredited courses that she teaches online through BeADisciple.com/Southwestern College. Annette also has three years of experience in preaching from the pulpit, leading prayer groups, study groups, grief support groups, and problem-solving skills within a congregation of 200. A NV State Licensed Minister, a Certified Lay Minister (UMC): April 24, 2016. Be A Disciple/Southwestern College, Certified Online Facilitator: November 23, 2016. Licensed Nurse: Since September 2002, and State of Nevada Licensed Officiant. Her education includes Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (APCC) Board Certification 4 Units-A National Board-Certified Chaplain since January 2020. Boulder City PD Chaplain for Animal Control, K9 Unit & Mounted Patrol Unit. Board Certification world-wide: Member of the COMISS Network in the category of Professional Certifying or Accrediting Organization. Certified On-Line Facilitator: November 23, 2016, Be A Disciple-Southwestern College Accredited Education. Programs. Certified Lay Minister (UMC): April 24, 2016. Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Family Studies: December 1997, Western Baptist College (Corban College), Salem, Oregon, Associate in Applied Science: Paramedic (EMT) Technology: July 2003, Bismarck State College, Diploma of Occupational Proficiency: Practical Nursing: July 2002 Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN. Associate of Applied Science: Education, March 1988 Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR.
Chaplain Brian Scroggins Taskforce Emergency Management
Chaplain Brian is an ordained Chaplain and the Co-Lead for Chaplaincy Taskforce, and Emergency Management instructor. He is currently the COO of Hope for Prisoners and was the prior co-Chair, and the current Chair for the S. NV VOAD. Member of SN Local Emergency Planning Committee and the UASI (Homeland Security Grant Committee). FEMA Executive Academy.
Kim is a co-chair for the LV Mayors initiative for the homeless. Chaplain Kim is an ordained Chaplain and a NV State licensed Minister. Kim has been the host of The International Show “Setting The Captives Free” Broadcast for 14 years, starting in Chicago at WYCA live radio and WBGX 1570 AM. Now hosting her weekly on-line broadcasting on FB, and Instagram. Kim graduated from the Living Word School of Ministry and Missions in June 2010. Kim currently ministers on the streets of Las Vegas as an Evangelist/Pastor/Chaplain to the Homeless and less fortunate every Monday evening, while providing resources and supplies to the needy.
Maria is an ordained chaplain and NV State licensed Minister. Maria has over 25 years in fashion, apparel, manufacturing, and consultation.
Maria is the Chaplains Uniform, and logo patch(s) designer, and special event Tshirt printing and production. She has been an instructor for UNLV Fashion program since 2005, and a NV State vendor since 2015.
SR Chaplain Marshaun A.R. Winston Heavens Open Door Ministry: ARK (Acts of Random Kindness)
Marshaun is an ordained Chaplain and NV State licensed Minister. He serves as the Chaplains Corner team founder and lead. Marshaun is the former Chaplains co-lead for RECAP , and assists on the Events funding team. HOD is the ARK Safe Keeping dept for Acts Random Kindness. He is a SR Chaplain Academy Graduate of religious studies. An Air Force Vet he is a chapel member of the Nellis Air Force Main Post Chapel. Marshaun is an active Chaplain whose duties include the Karen J. Wagner VFW Post 12119, and he has assisted in veteran funerals with prayer. Marshaun is an active participant in providing Worship services Invocations and Benedictions for religious services and events. His other community volunteer services and membership include the LVMPD MVP program, and he is a Legacy member Alumni Association for the Citizens Police Academy, and SN Gang Taskforce. Marshaun is an active member and fundraising chair with S. NV. Community Gang Task Force.
Chaplain Tamia is a Co-host of Faith Is Live, a Faith-based filmmaker, producer, director, writer & actor who helps others tell their stories through books, films, and coaching. Church, Special Events, Conference Speaker. Recipient of the Vegas Movie Awards- Award Of Excellence as “BEST WOMAN FILMMAKER “ in recognition of excellence in filmmaking for the film “Toxic Love “. International Best Selling Author. UNLV Criminal Justice: LVMPD Detective RET. Rapport Leadership Institute 2010 Master Graduate Certificate of Leadership. Chaplaincy Nevada Academy of Religious Studies SR Graduate
Chaplains Conduct Review Committee
The mission of the Conduct Review Committee is to receive, review and evaluate information on Chaplain discrepancy's- peer to peer- via testimony and documentation submitted, and to make a final settlement on any instance brought before them, thus finding a positive resolution for all . CRB conducts interviews with all involved to gain a complete understanding of the issues and complaint. Each complaint has 14-30 days to complete their findings and issue results. Due to any suspension a mentor period is required.
Chaplains valid discrepancy's peer-to-peer should only be submitted to this Committee
Chaplains are members of Clergy, although we understand disagreements and discrepancy's do arise, Chaplains are held to a higher standard as persons of faith, people of God, and followers of Christ. Chaplains at all times must show themselves approved by studying and following the Word of God, not self.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
CR Committee is made up of 4 SR Chaplains- 3 Voting Members & 1 Alternate
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AB Chair: SR Chaplain Ryan Creelman Westcare Spiritual Care Director Boulder City PD Chaplain Lead
Chaplain Ryan is the Advisory Board Chair, and also known as "The Chap" is the Director of the Spiritual Care dept. of Westcare, which offers services across the continuum of health and human services. Westcare Foundation Staff Care Chaplain. Spiritual Care Adviser at Veterans Village. Ryan is an ordained Chaplain and NV State Minister licensed to perform marriages. Spiritual Director for Veterans Village.He also studied chaplaincy at St James University, Class of 2016. Chaplain Ryan is a lay Pastor and Teacher with Canyon Ridge Christian Church from 2002-2016. A former Commissioned, Biblical Counseling, Pastor On-Call, Home Deliverance Pastor, Celebrate Recovery Leader, Prayer Team, and serves and provides through the sacraments in Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms for CRCC. Ryan is a Nathan Adelson Hospice Chaplain, since 2013. A CPT graduate 2015, and a current APCC Board Certification student working on his 4th Unit. CSN Class of 2011, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology, Addiction Counseling.
About/ Staff/ Advisory Board
SR Chaplain Leo Magrdichian, LCSW, LCADC; AB Vice Chair; WestCare Nevada Vice President, Operations
SR Chaplain Leo is a Chaplaincy Academy graduate and Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT) graduate. He is licensed in the State of Nevada as a Licensed Minister, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor (LCADC-S). He is also certified in Equine Assisted Philosophy and Psychotherapy.
SR Chaplain Leo is currently employed with WestCare Nevada and he serves as Vice President, Operations; responsible for overseeing all WestCare behavioral health programs in Nevada. He received both his bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW), and his graduate degree (MSW) in Forensic Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
SR Chaplain Leo’s vision for ministry/service is Stable Therapies, whose mission is to offer traditional clinical and adjunct therapeutic services, including therapy with horses, to members of clergy, congregations, clients served by WestCare Nevada, and to the community at large.
Hilda is the Pastor/Chaplain at Ministerio Internacional Evangelistico Siquemin Las Vegas. She is an Advisory Board Member for Chaplaincy Nevada. She is Chaplain lead for the Hispanic community training and partnership. Chaplain Hilda is originally from El Paso Texas where she studied at El Paso Community College. Hilda is an active LVMPD RECAP Chaplain member and bi-linguist.
She is a Nevada State Licensed Minister, ordained Pastor and Chaplain, and Spanish Invocator.
In 2021 she developed the successful division for the community outreach of the Hispanic Chaplaincy division.
SR Chaplain Karen Atlantic Academy Instructor Worship Co-Lead Westcare / Mission
Karen was ordained and licensed on October 09, 1991, while serving her community as a military dependent. Karen has served in 3 USO Theaters welcoming soldiers from Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Shock and Awe, providing mental health assessments in meeting the needs of those who served
prior to being reunited with their Stateside loved ones. Over the course of 30 years, she has been employed by the Department of Defense and Army, Air Force Exchange Services and holds a variety of positions to includes: Child Development Services; Department of Defense Dependent Schools and
Diversity Trainer. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology/Sociology/Business Administration in 1998 from Troy State University, Alabama. Karen went on to earn her Master of Science Degree in Psychology and Community Counseling-Specialty area in Mental Health. Post-graduation, she immediately began providing therapeutic services under a medical model which allowed her to practice within a wide variety of clients experiencing mental health issues to include providing geriatric in home mental health services, youth with dual diagnosis in a residential treatment facility and adults having severe mental health diagnosis. Karen is a licensed Case Manager for those having limited cognitive functioning and held a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Certification. Karen instructed adults pursuing medical careers at High Tech Institute. She taught Professional Development and General Psychology. Karen is aa ordained Chaplain and a Licensed Minister with the State of Nevada. Karen is a Co-Lead for Chapel Services held at WestCare for Women and Children, member of RECAP, Member of the Chaplain Response Team to October 1, 2017 shootings, FEMA Certified since October 2017, member of Las Vegas Mayor’s Faith Based Initiative (Human Trafficking), Member of the State of Nevada’s Chaplain Task Force, RECAP, CCDC for youth; a member of Adopt-A-Cop, Empowerment Begins with Knowledge Editor, Basic Chaplaincy and CPT Facilitator. Karen is employed with the Department of Family Services, as a Resource and Retention Development Specialist, Foster Care Unit.
Chaplain John Flint REBOOT Ministry
John Flint is an ordained Chaplain and Pastor. He has served in various capacities in ministry for over 15 years. As a Chaplain he serves first responders across various agencies including law enforcement, fire and EMS. As a Pastor, he provides individual and family counseling, Biblical teaching and evangelism. John provides a specific ministry specialization in the First Responder community as he served as a First Responder himself working in law enforcement and search and rescue in Detroit Michigan.
John and his wife lead a ministry called REBOOT Recovery. REBOOT Recovery is a faith-based course that focuses on helping first responders find hope and healing for themselves and their families from the struggles associated with Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD and Service-Based Trauma.
Chaplain Heather Flint REBOOT Recovery
Heather Flint is an Ordained Chaplain. She serves first responders across various agencies including law enforcement, fire and EMS. Heather brings years of education and experience in psychology, ministry and peer support. Heather provides a specific ministry specialization in the First Responder community as she served as a First Responder herself for several years in EMS and worked in hospital emergency departments.
Heather and her husband lead a ministry called REBOOT Recovery. REBOOT Recovery is a faith-based course that focuses on helping first responders find hope and healing for themselves and their families from the struggles associated with Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD and Service-Based Trauma.
Chaplain Della Frank Education Initiative
Della Frank is a graduate from Christ for the Nations (CFNI) Bible Institute with an Associate of Practical Theology degree. Her undergraduate studies earned her a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education in World Languages - Spanish, and a minor in Physical Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Della earned a Master of Education degree in Advanced Teaching and Leadership with an emphasis in Administration from Sierra Nevada College and she has additional Nevada endorsements in English Language Acquisition and Development as well as in Technological Innovations from Southern Utah University. Della Frank is a commissioned worker by the International Network of Commissioned Workers for the International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV). An ordained Chaplain for Messages of Faith Ministry (MOFM) and a 2021 CPT Graduate. Della will be teaching Skills for Chaplains in 2022. She is the Chair of the Mayors Faith Initiative Education Working Group. Della will be inviting Chaplains to join and participate in the Faith Initiative meetings for community. Della serves on the advisory board for the Nevada Indian Commission. Della is the Chair of the Education Working Group for the Mayor’s Faith Initiative. Della is a member of the International Coalition against Human Trafficking and is a leader developing Human Trafficking “Underlying Issues Trafficking Presentations” for Native American Tribes in the state of Nevada. Della is a contributor to Empowerment Begins with Knowledge and a team member of the MOFM Administration Department. Della has provided workforce training to Latino youth and has has served the Native American community in various capacities such as the Indian Health Services (IHS) Diabetic Coordinator, fitness trainer, youth leader, tutor, adult education teacher, and Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math (STEM) program coordinator for over 19 years.
SR Chaplain Lawrence Finney HfP Mentor Acting Liaison
Lawrence is a Mentor for Hope for Prisoners under CEO/SR Chaplain Jon D Ponder. He is a Chaplain liaison for Chaplain reporting, developing strategies and teamwork for more Chaplain engagement with HfP. Sr. Chaplain Lawrence Finney graduated from the Academy of Religious studies as a SR Chaplain and is a licensed Nevada Minister. Lawrence served in his local church, Mt. Pisgah AME Church, which was established in 1860. He was a server for Elijah’s Promise soup kitchen in New Brunswick New Jersey. He participated in prison ministry with the Saints Prison Ministry basketball team, playing in the prison leagues of local, state and federal institutions in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, for two seasons, 2006 and 2007. He attended the “Every Man’s Battle” workshop, a very important preparation for the spiritual warfare of prison ministry and has counseled youth and adults. He was born in Brooklyn New York, 1963. He attended a high school for talented teens, the Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Lawrence attended Warren County Community College in Warren, New Jersey and attained an Associate Degree in Drafting Technology and Design from The Art Institute in Las Vegas. Lawrence attended art colleges Pratt institute in Brooklyn, New York, the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan NY. From 2007 to 2014, Lawrence was involved in public education as a substitute teacher in Warren County and Plainfield New Jersey public schools and Jackson Charter school in Chicago Illinois. His background consists as a NY a freelance magazine illustrator for magazines such as Success Magazine, Black Enterprise and Managing Automation. He worked in marketing, packaging and outdoor advertising. He and partners established and operated UFA Gallery from 1998 to 2003.