Top Left: Mike Neil, Stuart Vogelman, Preston Devers and Tom Jonez at the Chaplain Academy Graduation in Burien 10/16/2014. Top Right: Governor Inslee and his Wife Trudy with Alissa O’Connell (Wife of fallen State Trooper Sean O’Connell), and Sr. Chaplain Mike Neil. Bottom: This Photo was taken at the Chaplain in-service at the State Patrol Academy in Shelton the first week of December 2012. Both Chief Bjork with Fish and Wildlife Police and Chief John Batiste with the Washington State Patrol were able to meet with our Chaplains. Our In-service training is scheduled this year for November 11th to the 14th in Shelton.
In February of 2011 Chaplain Neil had been serving at the WDFW Chaplain for three years when he was approached by members from the State Patrol and asked to apply to become their Chaplain. Mike Neil proposed the possibilities of a joint program. Chief Bjork from WDFW Police met with Chief Batiste from WSP and the idea was confirmed. In late April of 2011, Mike was formally asked by both Chiefs if he would serve as their Senior Chaplain. An Implementation team from both agencies was formed and the program was launched.
Kitsap County -
Chaplain Ken Bailey serving in Kitsap County, Ken has been married to his wife Bobbi for 50 years. He has been a chaplain in Kitsap County since 2007 serving Poulsbo Fire and Police and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department. Ken has been an ordained pastor since 2004, and is a graduate of the Chaplain Police and Fire Academy in 2007. Bobbi is a Fire Chaplain in Poulsbo and they often go on calls together. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Email Chaplain Bailey Ken.Bailey@Outlook.com
Pierce County -
Chaplain Tom Jonez serving in Pierce County has over thirty years’ experience in business leadership. Currently, as President/CEO of Plumbline Management & Plumbline Media Group, Tom is a strategic management and market expansion consultant, an award-winning video producer, and oversees a growing media services team. He has been retained as a consultant by numerous Pacific Northwest businesses and non-profit organizations to provide full-scale consulting services regarding strategic growth and marketing. He has also participated as a real estate investor, a non-profit agency director, and has partnered in developing and managing multi-family residential housing. In 1992 Tom was the CEO of a company that, under his leadership, was listed by INC Magazine on their “INC 500” compilation as the 101st fastest growing company in America. Tom’s background includes extensive experience in developing and overseeing non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Washington State Department of Emergency Management (volunteer) where he serves as a Ham radio communications team member.
Dr. Jonez has a graduate degree in Strategic Leadership, with an undergraduate degree in Communications/Broadcast Journalism. He has also completed national requirements to become a Certified Manager of Community Associations (“CMCA”) and is licensed by the State of Washington as a Real Estate Instructor. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Tom and his wife Faye currently reside in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Chaplain Preston Devers serving in Pierce County lives in Tacoma.
Chaplain Mike Boisture serving in Pierce County lives in Puyallup. Mike has been a chaplain for five years working with Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and for the last six years for the Puyallup Police Department. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 42 years. Mike works on staff at the Puyallup Nazarene Church taking care of their finances and pastoral care. Mike and Debbie love to cruise on their time off in their 63 foot boat on Puget Sound. They have four children and six grandchildren. Email Chaplain Boisture firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowlitz County -
Chaplain Flip Eiland has served with Cowlitz County Police, Fire & EMS Chaplaincy since 2008 and is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplain Training Academy. He and his wife Crystal have been married for 44 years. They have a son and daughter who also live in Longview. Their son Jason is a police officer for the City of Ridgefield. They have two grandchildren: Jessie, a student at WSU, and Alex who is in high school. Flip was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister in 1985 and has served as a bi-vocational pastor in both California and Washington. He has been an active member of Cowlitz County Search & Rescue since 2003 and is a Chaplain/EMT at Fire District 6 in Castle Rock. Flip works full time for Georgia Pacific in Oregon. Email Chaplain Eiland email@example.com
In Loving Memory of Chaplain Frank Gillock in Pacific County
Frank Gillock It is with great sadness we share that Chaplain Frank Gillock passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Racine, Wisconsin due to complications from a degenerate lung disease. Frank and his wife Beverly had recently moved to Wisconsin to be close to their son. Frank began his Chaplain service in 2004 with the Coast Guard and began serving the WSP in 2008 in District eight. He also served as an Associate Pastor at Peninsula Baptist Church in Ocean Park. He was a dedicated member of our team and loved the idea of a statewide Chaplain program. Even after his health forced him to retire from Chaplaincy, he continued with the foundation as Chaplain consultant. Frank just turned seventy on April 9th, and is survived by his wife Beverly of 36-years, three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His Memorial service was held in Ocean Park in September 2014.
Grays Harbor County -
Chaplain Tom Hawkins is retired and serves as a Deacon in the Catholic Church. He has been a long time chaplain working with the McCleary Fire Department. He and his wife Sadie live in McCleary and have been married for 47 years. They have two daughters and five grandchildren, age 21 to 9 years-old. Sadie retired from the Office of Fiscal Management as the Senior Assistant Director in Olympia, and their daughter Julie is a WSP Trooper and K9 handler. Tom is a graduate of the Fire and Police Chaplain Training Academy in Burien where he was elected president of his class. Email Chaplain Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Grays Harbor and Mason Counties -
Chaplain Sadie Hawkins is a retired Senior Assistant Director for the Office of Fiscal Management for the State of Washington. She has a Masters Degree in Divinity and counseling. Sadie has been commissioned as a chaplain by her Catholic Church in McCleary where her husband Tom serves as a Deacon. Sadie also served the Washington State Chaplain Foundation in Governmental Relations. Email Chaplain Sadie Hawkins email@example.com
Spokane County -
Chaplain Stuart Vogelman serving in Spokane County. Stuart was born in 1962 and raised in Spokane. He is a graduate of University High School in 1980, and has his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and a Master of Health Service Administration Degree from Whitworth. Stuart is currently the Executive Pastor at Valley Real Life in Spokane ministering in the recovery as well as working security, medical, ushering, and transportation. He has expertise in the areas of addictions, depression, marriage, divorce, grief, as well as emotional, psychological and sexual trauma. Stuart lives in Mica with his wife Juleen and three teenage sons. Email Chaplain Vogelman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skamania County -
Chaplain Mark Hoeffner has been married to his wife Janell for 34 years. Mark has a long history of pastoring CB (Conservative Baptist) churches after graduating from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. He is currently the Executive Director of CB Northwest, the regional office covering Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska. Their offices are located in Portland, Oregon. Mark and his wife have one biological daughter and have adopted six special needs kids. Mark is currently the Teaching Elder at Grace Church in White Salmon along with his role at CB Northwest. Email Chaplain Hoeffner email@example.com
Island County -
Chaplain Rick Karjalainen has been married to his wife Debi for 40 years. He has been the senior pastor of Coupeville Community Bible Church for the last 12 years. He is the supervising chaplain for the Island County Sheriff’s Office where they have eight volunteer chaplains in the county covering all the first responders and the county jail. Rick and Debi have four grown, married children and have been blessed with 11 grandchildren. One of their sons is a Professional Firefighter/Paramedic/Arson Investigator for the Port Angeles Fire Department. Rick spent 10 years as a Professional Firefighter and Fire Marshal. Email Chaplain Karjalainen firstname.lastname@example.org
King County -
Chaplain Ginger Passarelli has been a chaplain since 2006 and serves with the Black Diamond Police Department. She started a ministry called The Soup Ladies. This is a group of dedicated volunteers who respond to tragedies and feed first responders. Ginger and her husband Harvey have been married 12 years and have five children and five grandchildren. Ginger and Harvey own an Italian restaurant in Black Diamond. Mama Passarelli’s is open Thursday to Saturday at 4 p.m. and is a great destination and wonderful and quaint place to eat. Click Here to Visit their website.Email Chaplain Passarelli Mamapassarelli@msn.com
King County -
Chaplain Darryl Russell retired as a WSP Detective in 2001 and is now the King County Metro Transit Safety Superintendent. Darryl is an Ordained Minister and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Chaplain Program. He and his wife Dolores have been married for 21 years,and she is a certified counselor. The Russell’s have five children and 11 grandchildren. Darryl graduated from the Police and Fire Chaplain Training Academy in May 2012. Email Chaplain Russell Chaplainrussell@gmail.com
Kittitas County -
Chaplain Dwayne Smithgall has been the associate pastor at the Mercer Creek Church (of the Christian and Missionary Alliance) in Ellensburg for the past 16 years. He and his wife Shelise have been married for 18 years and they have two children: Lannea who is 11 years-old and Curtis who is nine. Dwayne is a Reserve Ellensburg Police Officer and serves as a school police officer one day a week. He is very excited to have now been called as a police chaplain with our program and just this month graduated from the Chaplain Fire and Police Training Academy in Burien. Email Chaplain Smithgall email@example.com
Grant County –
Chaplain Tim Snyder is the senior pastor of the Royal City Church of the Nazarene and works full time for the Washington State Department of Corrections as a chaplain. Tim and his wife Sena have been married for 27 years. They have three children: one is in college, and two with special needs are still in high school. Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Northwest Nazarene University in 1984 and received his Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary 1991. Tim has been a volunteer chaplain with the Royal City Police Department since 1997.Email Chaplain Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org