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Chaplain Bert McQueen, HB 1, CMC, MSW is a Certified Master Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains’. He is a recognized instructor with the ICISF for the “Small Group” CISM and “Individual/Peer Support/Crisis Intervention Strategies” and the National Guards “Trained Crisis Responder” and the “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” and the “Advance Group” CISM and “Suicide: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention” courses.
Chaplain McQueen is the founder of several programs in Alaska; The Alaska State Troopers Chaplaincy, Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains’ Ministries, that provides Chaplains’ services throughout Alaska, The Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains’ Association, that promotes standardization and professionalism in the law enforcement and fire chaplaincy, the Alaska CISM Teams Network, the Palmer/Wasilla CISM Team and the Anchorage CISM team that provide a complete program for stress management for the Alaska Law Enforcement and Rescue community and the communities they serve.
Chaplain McQueen has served as a Police and Fire Chaplain in Alaska for thirty years, and is considered one of the leaders in the field of Emergency Services Chaplaincy and Traumatology in Alaska and has received national recognition for his leadership in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and from the ICISF organization. Chaplain McQueen is also the LTC Command Chaplain for the 49th Readiness Brigade, DMVA, ASDF.
HB-2 Chaplain Diane Peterson is a co-deputy
director of APFCM and oversees operations.
She also serves as a volunteer call out chaplain for APD and AFD. Diane was appointed as a deputy director in
2012 and has been with APFCM since 2004.
Diane recently received board
certification in Clinical Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling through the College of Pastoral Supervision
post-masters degree certification
requires four units of
Education (CPE), 1600 hrs. of clinical
presentations of clinical
casework for supervisory and group review,
didactic study. To gain certification,
candidates present a thesis paper,
autobiography and case reviews to the
review board. Successful
commit to an ongoing peer group
relationship in a CPSP
of Professional Chaplains) and must be
annually by their Chapter. Diane has extensive CISM training along with suicide prevention and post-vention train-the-trainer. Diane is a
Master Chaplain with ICPC, the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and in 2014
received the Distinguished Service award, for Region 2. Diane has raised five children, has one
grandchild and does missionary work around the world. Diane’s favorite quote and basis of her
ministry is: “When you are in the service of your fellow man, you are in
service of your God”
HB-36 Deborah Casello is the Community Resource Advisor and part of the call out chaplain team. Coordinating support services and programs with survivors/victims, APFCM will be able to refer community members in need to appropriate resources, which will aid the healing process. Deb is the chaplains' community representative and serves on the Anchorage Suicide Prevention Coalition. Deb has a BA in Communications and she volunteered with the Trauma Intervention Program (T.I.P.) affiliated with the Las Vegas Police and Fire Departments. T.I.P., an on-call program requiring 36 hours of training, functions in the same manner as the Chaplain Ministry. Deb has also completed several FEMA classes, Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention, and the Connect Post-Vention, both Train the Trainer courses. The Casello family moved from Hawaii to Anchorage, in December of 2011, when Deb's husband, Jay, transferred with the Air Force. He is a Combat Rescue Officer at JBER. They have two teenaged children, in local middle and high schools. The entire family is enjoying exploring Alaska and being part of the Anchorage community.
HB-49 Chaplain Teresa Koop: has been appointed to APD as the Lead chaplain replacing Chaplain Paul McGee; Chaplain Koop: I was born and raised in Seward and have recently returned home with my husband of 33 years to work in community development and serve as opportunities (which are tremendous here) present themselves. Training: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support (13 hours); Group Crisis Intervention (14 hours); Advanced Group Crisis Intervention (14 hours); Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Post-vention (14 hours); Practical Chaplaincy (40 hrs) IFOC approved); Disaster Relief Course (CISM approved); Alaska Suicide Post-Vention Training and Healing Conference; Endorsed Int’l Church of the Foursquare Gospel : Chaplain w/current license; Endorsed Int’l Church of the Foursquare Gospel: Disaster Relief Chaplain; Completed the 40 hour Anchorage Police Department - "Crisis Intervention Team" CIT, Training September 26-30th 2011.
Chaplain Keith Randall HB 42 / "Chaplain 1" Central Peninsula Emergency Services; APFCM Central Peninsula Area Director / Chaplain Randall is a dedicated Pastor of a local church and volunteers as the lead chaplain throughout the Peninsula. Because of his leadership and example he has enlisted the help of several other local Pastors and initiating the new 24/7 call out chaplains calendar for this area. Keith has been a dedicated chaplain and has added in many areas of the APFCM chaplaincy. He designed our logo, has written our chaplains certification guidelines, and brings administrative skills and a wealth of new ideas to our program. Keith has been recognized by his chaplain peers as one of APFCM chaplains of the year for Alaska. Keith is truly a friend of the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains Ministries.
Chaplain Angela E. Jones; HB , Chief Master Sergeant Angela E. Jones is the Human Resources Adviser for the Alaska Air National Guard. She is stationed at Ft Richardson, Alaska. Chief Jones’ was an active duty Air Force enlisted member for over 9 years. She served as a Personnel Affairs Specialist at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. In 1988, Chief Jones separated from the active duty, and then in August 1988, she joined the Alaska Air National Guard at Eielson Air Force Base. In 1997 she was selected as the 168th Air Refueling Wing Human Resource Adviser. In January 2000, Chief Jones was selected for the Alaska Air National Guard Human Resource Adviser.
Chaplain Angela Jones serves as the APFCM Alaska Interior Area Representative. We are proud of her career and look forward to her impact on the APFCM program.
HB-69 CHAPLAIN SAM DALIN: Chaplain Dalin service as a chaplain and is available to the local State Troopers, Fire and Police agencies in the Juneau area, He is the APFCM Southeast Regional Director and serves as Chaplain in the Alaska State Defense Force at the military rank of (Captain), ASDF/DMVA. Chaplain Dalin serves as part of the area CISM Team and has responded to many CISM responses. Chaplain Dalin has several levels of ICISF CISM Training. He has resently be selected as part of the International Conference of Police Chaplains' Disaster Response Team. With Chaplain McQueen's stepping down from the ICPC State rep position; Chaplain Dalin was appointed and accepted the ICPC State position.
Chaplain Chuck Mays HB 44; Chaplain Mays first started with APFCM while in Kotzebue Alaska. After serving there with the local police and State Troopers and the community of Kotzebue, Chaplain Mays moved to Missouri and quickly became involved in the Police Chaplaincy there. After several year there Chuck returned to Alaska and almost immediately joined the Anchorage Police Department Chaplaincy. Chaplain Mays is considered a Senior Chaplain with Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains Ministries. Chaplain Mays assists, along with Chaplain Schoenleben, in the management of the Anchorage Police Chaplaincy. Chaplain Mays also service as an adviser to the APFCM Board.
Chaplain Victor Marbury HB 12; Assigned to Anchorage Fire Department and Coordinates Regular Chapel services at Alaska Regional Hospital and is a Volunteer Visiting Chaplain at ARH. Chaplain Marbury has been a faithful partner in the our ministry for several years and is very community minded. Victor volunteers to help in many areas; e.g., every Sunday Victor and his family hold services for the staff and patients of Alaska Regional Hospital, a couple years ago, he passed out the DVD "Fire Safe" to all the Anchorage Fire Department stations. You will see chaplain Marbury show up in many community activities. He is an excellent friend of APFCM and those in need.
HB-52 Chaplain Marlan Schoenleben; Chaplain Schoenleben is assigned to Airport Safety, Police and Fire and to the Anchorage Police Department. Chaplain Schoenleben has served as a Fire Chief in Southeast Alaska and when he moved to Anchorage he contacted APFCM and said that when he had his newly started church organized and stable he would like to volunteer as a chaplain. After a few years, faithful to his vision and word, he contacted APFCM and joined in the ranks of an APFCM chaplains. He assists Chaplain McGee is the management of the Anchorage Police Department and is the Primary Chaplain assigned to the Alaska International Airport; Airport Police and Fire Department. Chaplain Schoenleben brings a great amount of experience in ICS and the fields of Fire, Law Enforcement and Ministry.
HB-53 Chaplain Mary Bolin holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Montana State University and is certified in the practice of kinlein from the Institute of Kinlein in Hyattsville, Maryland. She is a licensed minister of the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana. Mrs. Bolin has completed CISM training in the following: Individual Crisis Intervention; Peer Support; Group Crisis Intervention; Advanced Group Crisis Intervention; Crisis Intervention Team; Suicide Intervention; and Pastoral Crisis Intervention. She was an Associate Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, School of Nursing, prior to going into private practice. Mrs. Bolin maintains an active practice as a kinlein practitioner assisting individuals, families and groups in regard to issues of life. She has taught classes by request on a variety of topics, including communication, marriage, business relationships and others. Mary and her husband Max have been involved in mission ministry since 1996. They have worked in Guatemala with the Mayan population in a variety of ways and have led short term mission teams into the country over the past 12 years. , MSN,CPK
Chaplain Mark Roberts HB 20; Chaplain Roberts has served with APFCM for approximately 15 years. He started with us and a Volunteer Chaplain at Alaska Regional Hospital and then became one of our callout chaplains for Anchorage Police Department. After serving with APD for a few years he added serving the Anchorage Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co.. Later, Chaplain Roberts began serving as the primary Eagle River Response Chaplains. He still covers for the other chaplains for Eagle River responses as time allows. Chaplain Roberts joined the Chugach Volunteer Fire Department and now is a Captain with their agency. In his real life, Chaplain Robert works for the State of Alaska in the States Disaster Operation Center and has work in IC on many local and national disasters. Mark has extensive training in ICS and CISM.
Chaplain Ruth Lewis HB 50;Chaplain Lewis is one of our APFCM chaplains and is assigned to the Anchorage Police Department. Chaplain has completed many of our ICISF CISM trainings and is and excellent response chaplain and has several levels of ICISF CISM training and assisted with our last ICISF Conference held in Anchorage. Chaplain Lewis also volunteers as a APFCM Chaplain at Alaska Regional Hospital. Ruth has also completed the Crisi Intervention Team (CIT) training that provides specific training to work with the mental ill contacts
HB-8 Chaplain Saolotoga S.Siania (Sal); Chaplain Siania serves as a chaplain for Anchorage Police Department for several years and also volunteers as a Alaska Regional Hospital chaplain. Chaplain Siania is a local pastor and is an asset to our program. Being retire from the military; he brings to our program stability and maturity
Chaplain Wally COregon, HB-64Chaplain Wally Corrigan has been the Chaplain for Seward Fire Department since August, 2005, and also a Firefighter/EMT. He is a Permanent Deacon ordained for the Archdiocese of Anchorage in October, 1999. Chaplain Corrigan is a retired US Naval Officer.
HB-39: Norman Elliott: Chaplain Elliott will soon be serving at ARH and assisting in other chaplaincy support throughout the Anchorage and state as needed.DOB February 2, 1919 -Place of Birth: Plymouth, England: Came to U.S. in 1923 and grew up in Detroit, Michigan Widower: My wife died of cancer 1996. have 2 daughters and 1 son and 8 grandchildren; U.S. Army April 7,1941 - April 21, 1946 In E.T.O. with 89th Inf. Div. 341st F.A. Bn. B Btry; College: Detroit Institute of Technology B.A. degree 1948 Virginia Theological Seminary 1948-1951 M.Div degree Chaplaincy Training: New Hampshire Mental Hospital, Concord, NH 3 months 1949, Ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church 1951 Ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church, Episcopal Missionary District of Alaska, February 17, 1952 in Anchorage, Alaska Obtained pilot's license in 1952. As District Missioner and Archdeacon of the Yukon served Native villages from Eagle to Tanana and Arctic Village. Have served in various ways churches on the Arctic Coast, Kodiak, Homer, Seward, etc. Taught school in Eagle Native village 1958 Have been Rector of churches in Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Anchorage. Retired from active ministry in 1990. Am presently Chaplain to the Port of Anchorage and Navy League and Civilian Chaplain for the Episcopal members of the Armed Forces in Alaska,
HB55 Chaplain Ian Niecko: Chaplain Niecko
received his B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University. Following graduation, he became a licensed minister in the Church of the Brethren (about 5 years). At this time, he worked as a campus intern pastor for a campus ministry at Central Michigan University. He graduated from Oral Roberts University with both a Master’s of Divinity and a Masters of Biblical Literature degree. Ian also completed a unit of clinical pastoral education at Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, M) as a chaplain intern. He has completed CISM training (group, advanced group, and individual) and looks forward to being of service in the YK Delta area. Presently, Ian is employed by Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and works as a Behavioral Health Aide (BHA) in Aniak, AK. As a BHA, he teaches classes (anger management and substance abuse), organizes weekly children’s activities, and does monthly teachings in the school district. Chaplain Niecko is available to the local Troopers, VPSO and YK CISM team. Chaplain Nielko has completed several levels of the ICISF, CISM Training.
HB 58 Chaplain Robert Larson; Chaplain Larson is the assistant Director for the VPSO, located in Bethel. He also is an ordained minister. He has attended several CISM courses and will serve on the local CISM Team as available and appropriate. We will be working with Chaplain Larson to further his training. Chaplain Larson / VPSO assistant Director has taken the APCM Post Critical Incident Seminar along with 29 VPSO's. Courses covered in this seminar included : Death Notifications, Stress, Suicide and Line of Duty Deaths.
HB-94 Audrey Saganna Sr.; Chaplain Audrey M. Saganna Sr.: a life long North Slope resident who established herself in various leadership roles such as; University of Alaska Southeast- Alaska SEED Council Member, April, 2004 to 2009, State of Alaska Dept. of Education/Dept. of Human Health Services- Alaska Early Learning guidelines Committee Member, 2004 to 2007, State of Alaska- Governor’s Council-Early Intervention Committee Member 2005 to 2007, Barrow Literacy Council 2005 to 2006, ICC-Inuit Circumpolar Youth Council - Interim Executive Council Member, August 1998– August 2006, ICYC- Alaska Inuit Youth Network, August 1998 – 2008, ICC- Inuit Circumpolar Youth Council - Interim International President, May, 2002 – August15, 2002, Inupiat Theater-Founder/Producer 2000 to current. Audrey is a registered trainer for Suicide First Aid-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks; Completed ICISF CISM Course 14hours of Group Crisis Intervention; 13 Hours of Individual Crisis Intervention and 14 Hours Peer Support; Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention; 20 Hours of General Orientation of behavioral Health; 8 Hours of Ethics and Consent and Confidentially and Privacy; 8 Hours of Recovery, Health, Wellness and Balance. Ukpeagvik Presbyterian Church Ordained Deacon, 2004 to Present; Cornerstone Community Church member;Member of the Emergency Operational Plan of Samuel Simmonds Hospital, Sexual Assault Response Team Member, and volunteer to provide ministry for those in need.
HB 56 Chaplain Greg Moses: MIA: Greg had moved to Anchorage from Bethel. If anyone knows where we can contact him please let us know. Chaplain Moses is new to our program. He just started in 2011. He has taken the ICISF 3 Day Combined course, the Individual Peer Support, and the Suicide:Inter, Pre, Postvention courses. In fact he attended twice. Greg is a delight and has a sweet spirit. I enjoyed his involvement an the opportunity to mentor him in Chaplaincy.
HB 35 Chaplain Micky Boyer: Chaplain Boyer is the APFCM Lead Chaplain and Area Representative for the MatSu. Chaplain Boyer serve as chaplain for the Wasilla PD and responds to any Emergency Services Agency, e.g., Police, Fire, Troopers, ect., in the MatSu. Chaplain Boyer is also the Senior Pastor at his local Church in Palmer. He has several levels of CISM Training.
HB 10 Chaplain Brad Rogers: Chaplain Rogers is the Senior Pastor at his local church in Wasilla. He is in training and will be attending CISM courses as them become available. Chaplain Rogers has completed the CISM Suicide: pre, Inter and Postvention course. Also Chaplain McQueen and Chaplain Boyer will be mentoring him in Chaplaincy. Chaplain Rogers also will be joining the Alaska State Defense Force Chaplaincy. Chaplain Rogers is retired military.
HB-05 Chaplain Doug Briney: Chaplain Briney graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in May of 1988, married Marybeth Briney that same year. Together they moved to Bath, Michigan where he served as Music/Youth Minister for the Bath Baptist Church. While serving there in Bath, Doug developed a love for law enforcement and quickly made friends with the local township police and did a number of ride-along with the Michigan State Troopers. In 1992 Doug and his family moved to Anchorage, Alaska where he joined with Chaplain Bert McQueen of APCM and served as a Junior Chaplain with the Anchorage Police and Fire departments. Doug began working for Sunset Hills Baptist Church as Music/Youth Minister in 1993 and served there until 2004.During that time he moved from Junior Chaplain to Senior Chaplain and served the Anchorage Departments until moving to Talkeetna, Alaska in 2004. Doug Pastored the Montana Creek Baptist Church and quickly transitioned into serving as Chaplain for the State Troopers based out of Talkeetna. During that time heled several CISD Debriefings and community Disaster Relief efforts. One of those efforts was opening and running a Red Cross Shelter for several displaced families during the flooding in 2007. After setting up the shelter and staffing it, he then turned his attention to the rescuers, he set up a separate command post for them at the church and provided cots, food and coffee as well as a radio room for communications.
In 2008 Doug moved from Talkeetna back to Anchorage and in 2009 began The Cowboy Church of Anchorage. Today the church is growing and Doug continues to look for ways to minister to emergency responders as well as the “Cowboy” community of Anchorage. Doug served on APCM’s board for a number of years before resigning due to time constraints. Doug worked with ACPCand the Anchorage officials as well as FEMA officials to help write the ACPC Chaplains procedure manual for a mass disaster in our state. Doug and Marybeth have been married at this time for 23 years, they have 4 children, their oldest is serving in the Air Force and is currently stationed in Washington DC. Their daughter is now living in California pursuing a career in modeling and acting.The other two are twins and are now attending Middle School here in Anchorage. Doug also runs his own business here in Anchorage called The Cowboy Coffee shack. With all that said; "He's gone fishing". Actually he hasn't gone fishing. He's going after his music career.
Chaplain William Troxel is a volunteer ETT and Chaplain with the Nenana Volunteer Fire Department. Chaplain Troxel is also the pastor of the community church. A recent addition to the department having started November 2012. After spending these past months learning his role as an ambulance driver and getting his ETT certification he hopes to develop and attend training to perform chaplain's duties as well. Chaplain Trovel is especially interested in pursuit of Critical Incident Stress Management training. He has indicated the personal benefit he has received from the CISM/CISD he attended this winter after a MVA. His hope is to aid his Chief in providing ongoing care for his department and be available to assist the other agencies in their mutual aid responses.
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