Mike Neil’s Website
Mike Neil is the President and Founder of the Washington State Chaplain Foundation. For ten years he served as the Senior Chaplain for the joint Chaplaincy for the Washington State Patrol and the Department of Fish and Wildlife until 2021. Mike served 30 years as a Fish and Wildlife Officer, and withing those 30 years he was a Police Firearms Instructor for 15, and a Police Dog Handler for 16.
He is the author and illustrator of an African adventure novel, The MIRACLE of AFRICA, and a second Novel entitled Trees in the Mist. Mike and his wife Sue have been married since 1973. In 1981, the couple lost their third child Ryan, who was born three months premature. In 2006, the Neil’s faith was tested again when their 27-year-old daughter, Susanne, died after being struck by a car on her bicycle. Mike ultimately decided to accept his loss as part of God’s plan and use it for a greater purpose. Today as an Ordained Pastor, Neil leads a statewide organization supporting Police and Fire Chaplains.
The Neil’s reside in Gig Harbor, Washington where their son James, his wife Heather and their two children Grace and Hudson also live. James works for the Tacoma School District and Sue is a retired School Teacher.
An accomplished artist and novelist, Mike did a National Radio Campaign in 2015 answering the question, “Do animals go to heaven?” which is one of the themes in his book.
The MIRACLE of AFRICA
By Mike Neil
with Chaplain Mike Neil
Below – Interview with Senior Chaplain Mike Neil on radio station WOCA – AM 1370 Ocala-Gainesville, Florida, “AM Ocala Live” with with Larry Whitler and Robin MacBlane
Mike Neil’s second novel, Trees in the Mist
Discovering a Family Tree and a story hidden in the Mist of Time.
- CHAPLAIN VIDEO WSP/WDFW Joint Chaplaincy Program
- Kitsap Sun Article January 2012 Meet Chaplain Mike Neil
- David Gove WCO Pennsylvania Memorial Report 2010