Indianapolis Conference 2023

Speaker Biographies

  • Jim Kirkland

    Executive Director of Christian Chaplains & Coaching


    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    Jim is happily married to his wife Virginia of 45 years. They have four children and five wonderful grandchildren. Jim attended Moody Theological Seminary and graduated with a Masters in Biblical Theology. He was ordained to pastoral ministry in 2007 and has been a senior teaching chaplain since 2010. Jim is a Board Certified Chaplain, dual registered with both the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and the Spiritual Care Association. He is a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor with 30 years combined experience in Chaplaincy. 

  • Ray Huff

    Education Director at Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    MDiv, CPES

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    Ray is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and dual certified with Spiritual Care Association and is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry at Covenant Theological Seminary. Ray and his wife have four children and three grandchildren. They live outside of San Antonio, Texas in the city of Cibolo where they enjoy Mexican food, relaxing music, reading a good book, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Rev. Marcus Schrader

    Founder and President of Workforce Chaplains

    Ordained Minister Grace Baptist Church

    Certified Chaplain (Marketplace Chaplains )

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    Marcus has been married for over 25 years and has 7 children with his wife Jennifer.  He was the Vice President of Academics/Administration for 15 years at a Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He is the Founder and President of Workforce Chaplains based out of Indianapolis.. He earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2001 and a Master of Divinity in 2004.  Marcus has pastored 3 churches and enjoys preaching, teaching, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Evelyn Lemly

    CEO of Kairos Prison Ministry International


    Evelyn has been leading Kairos Prison Ministry International for over 10 years. Evelyn's experience spans the corporate and nonprofit ministry sectors in areas of executive leadership, strategic planning, program and business development, fundraising, marketing and communications including brand innovation, creative development and media relations. She serves as President of Correctional Ministry and Chaplains Association (CMCA), and on various Advisory Boards in Correctional Ministry.

  • Dr. Dallas Speight

    Executive Director of Clinical Pastoral Education International

    Ed.D., D. Min., CPE Training Supervisor, LPC

    Dr. Dallas E. Speight is an ordained Southern Baptist minister, a board-certified chaplain, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Training Supervisor, Clinical Counseling Supervisor, a licensed professional counselor (TN) and a licensed mental health counselor (FL). Throughout a ministry career which has spanned more than forty years, he has served as pastor, Director of Pastoral Services for Baptist Healthcare, Pensacola, Florida, LeaderCare Pastoral Ministry Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources, Director of Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy, Colorado Baptist Convention, and a military chaplain, where he retired from the U.S. Army as a Chaplain (Colonel) after serving 30 years. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts, Bob Jones University, Master of Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Science in Counseling degree and Human Development, Troy State University, Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Colombia Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology, Argosy University. He and his wife, Sheila, live in Northeast Florida, have two children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Dr. Jim Browning

    Director of The Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies

    Ch, Col (Ret) USAF, D.Min, BCC (Ret)

    Dr. Jim Browning, Director of The Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies, a chaplain-focused endeavor of B. H. Carroll Theological Institute.

    The Marsh Center works collaboratively with academic institutions, organizations, and endorsers to equip, support, and advocate for chaplains of all types and their diverse ministry. The Marsh Center’s extensive and robust advisory team enhances its effectiveness and direction. Served as general editor and contributing author of The Heart of a Chaplain, Exploring Essentials for Ministry. Also serves as Adjunct Professor teaching Chaplain Ministry for two seminaries.

    Served over 28 years as USAF active-duty chaplain and two years as a hospital chaplain. Developed extensive leadership capabilities in specialized, highly professional settings with large, diverse, inter-faith, and multi-faceted teams. Led effective staff and volunteer teams through vision casting, training, mentorship, empowerment, and innovative use of limited resources. Emphasized teamwork and building synergy resulting in multiple individuals and teams being recognized for regional and national awards of excellence.

  • Dr. Ron Harvell

    Director of The Dewey Center for Chaplaincy, Charleston Southern University

    D.Min, M.Div, MS

    Dr. Ron Harvell, Ch Brig Gen, USAF (ret.), is the foundational director of the Charleston Southern University’s Dewey Center for Chaplaincy and a professor in the College of Christian Studies. The Dewey Center's mission is to increase ministry skills through academic BA in Chaplaincy Ministry and training programs to help equip believers to serve better their families, churches, communities, and organizations.

    Ron and his wife Marsha own Xaris Publications LLC and lead God's Greater Grace Ministries.

    Written 11 books and have been on all 7 continents and 58 combined countries.

  • Jonathan Dulin

    Board Certified Associate Chaplain, Bachelors in Biblical Studies

    Student enrolled in Masters of Divinity

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    Jonathan Dulin is a board certified associate chaplain. He served over twenty years on the foreign mission field. His passion for the Lord inspired him to move to Russia in the year 1999. He has since then reached some of the most beat down and destitute places in the world including pioneering compassionate focused ministries within a Kyrgyz landfill, a Russian hospice, and a Congolese hospital. As a member of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, he was recently deployed several times in Ukraine where he served victims of war and trained local clergy for Chaplaincy.

  • dr. Angella Allison Davis

    MDiv, PsyD

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    Angella holds a Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Counseling & Psychotherapy, a Master’s in Divinity, and Masters in Health Administration. She has completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is a candidate for Board Certified Chaplain. She is an Ordained Chaplain of Christian Chaplains & Coaching. Her main focus of the ministry is crisis counseling and teaching intervention and prevention workshops around various topics including, but not limited to Suicide, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. She has a passion for working with women to strengthen their identity and self-image. She is a professional visionary leader who believes in giving back and working with the spirit of excellence.

  • dr. Liz McGraw

    Master Facilitator with Trauma Healing Institute

    DMin, MDiv, Certified chaplain with Louisiana State Penitentiary.  Endorsed chaplain by North American Mission Board, licensed to gospel ministry by Woodville Baptist Church.

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    I am a chaplain at Louisiana State Penitentiary, a men’s maximum security prison. While working with offenders, I have found that 98-99% experienced life-altering traumas prior to committing their crimes. Training from Trauma Healing Institute has been extremely helpful to me and the offenders.

    2021 Wardens Award

    Wrote “A Moral Compass” 28-week mentor training for Louisianna Department of Corrections. 

  • Scott Tilley

    Campus Pastor of River Oaks Community Church

    Certified trainer for Prepare-Enrich, Ordination with Church of God, Anderson

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    My name is Scott Tilley. I serve as a Campus Pastor at a multi-site campus in Northern Indiana. With 20 years of pastoral ministry experience, I have spent a great deal of time providing guidance, care, and support to many. Currently, I offer coaching and daily oversight to a staff of ministry leaders, leading the efforts of pastoral care and counseling, while also training and equipping others for ministry.

  • Kim Ketola

    Host and Executive Producer of Cradle My Heart Radio

    BS, Ministry, UNWSP, Saint Paul, MN; Chaplain; Studied Applied Bioethics, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Studied Reproductive Loss, Life Perspectives

    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    Kim Ketola is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster whose faith and life experience reveal the spiritual impact of abortion on those who choose it, providing hope to make a better choice. She is a Member of the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2013) for her work in both general market and Christian media while known as Kim Jeffries (KS95, WCCO Radio and TV, and KTIS).

    Her book Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion won First Place at the 2010 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. The book is also an Amazon #1 bestseller and was a Finalist for the Evangelical Christian Press Association’s Book of the Year in 2013, featuring a Foreword by Ruth Graham.

    Kim created faith-based abortion recovery conferences approved by the State of Minnesota for Continuing Education for licensed mental health professionals. She has led conference workshops on abortion recovery and pro-life apologetics for pregnancy help organizations as well as high school and college audiences. She is an Ordained Chaplain and avid pro-life advocate. She currently hosts Cradle My Heart Radio, on FaithTalk1360 in Phoenix and on all podcast platforms. Her mission is equipping the church for preventing abortion and helping those it hurts.

  • Chaplain Barry Surratt

    Director of Chaplain Training at Idaho Chaplains Association


    A Member Ordained Chaplain with Christian Chaplains & Coaching

    My passion in this season of my life is to develop the best methods for coaching student chaplains in the Art of Chaplaincy by equipping and mentoring novice chaplains with astute trainings and the reassurance of unconditional positive regard. My goal is to tutor new chaplain candidates by providing a Christ-rooted philosophy in teaching, coaching and brutally honest assessments of their skills – particularly in these three key areas:

    1. Teaching chaplains to practice a nonjudgmental presence.
    2. Coaching chaplains to realize that listening to understand is key to building relationships.
    3. Instructing chaplains to seek to companion with those suffering emotional and spiritual pain. Experienced Chaplain/Educator, with a demonstrated history of working in multiple facets of chaplaincy. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Case Management, Volunteer Management, Public Speaking, and an extensive teaching background. Strong community and social services professional with a Masters degree focused in Theology from Covenant Seminary, an Associates in Electronics from Montana Technical College. Endorsed by Christian Chaplains and Coaching, Board Endorsed Clinical Chaplain by ACCC and a SIT CPE educator with ICPT.
  • Chaplain Jose Reyes

    MDiv, Grief Recovery Method Specialist (GRMS)

    Jose L. Reyes is a Board Certified Staff Chaplain at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Jose is United States Air Force retired (1986-2006). He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Wayland Baptist University (WBU), where he completed a Bachelor of Christian Ministry (2011-2013) and a Master of Christian Ministry (2013-2014). He also completed a Master of Divinity at WBU (2014-2019). Jose has completed eight units of Clinical Pastoral Education. His first four units were completed at Tampa General Hospital, a level 1 trauma center (2018-2019), and the final four units were completed at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida (2019-2020). Chaplain Reyes has served as a leader and current member of The Grove Bible Chapel of Tampa since 2014 to present.

    Chaplain Reyes has a specialty certification as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute (GFI). He is also ordained and endorsed by, and a member of Christian Chaplains and Coaching. Jose is married to Elenamay M. Reyes (Retired Air Force SMSgt) and they have three children, Cecilia 34 from Phoenix, Arizona, Andrew 27 from Phoenix, Arizona, and Angelina 16 at home with mom and dad in the Tampa area.