Instructors /

CPE Education supervisors

  • PASTOR JIM KIRKLAND MTS BCC cpes

    Executive Director

    CPE Education Supervisor

    CPE Training Supervisor


    jim@christianchaplains.org


    Jim is happily married to his wife Virginia of 40 years. They have four children and four wonderful grandchildren. Jim spent more than 25 years as an executive and CEO of a financial services and business consulting firm. Feeling called to ministry later in life, 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 manages the day to day operations of our ministry. Jim is a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPES) with The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education. 

  • RAY HUFF MDIV BCC CPES

    Education Director

    Board Member

    CPE Education Supervisor

    CPE Training Supervisor


    ray@christianchaplains.org


    Ray is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and dual certified with Spiritual Care Association. He is Director of Education for Christian Chaplains & Coaching. Ray is a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor-Educator for The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT). He has served for over 30 years as an ordained pastor and chaplain with the Evangelical Church Alliance serving in churches, hospitals, hospices, and law enforcement ministries. He holds a Master in Divinity 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.

ASSISTANT Instructors /

CPE Education Supervisor CANDIDATES

  • Kevin Pike MDiv BCC

    DMin Candidate

    Board Certified Chaplain

    CPE Education Supervisor Candidate

    Advisory Board Member


    Kevin is retired from the USAF Chaplain Corps. He continues to serve our military as a Work Life Specialist at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA. Continuing in full-time chaplaincy for the past 27 years, he serves as Chaplain at Ochsner Health System, LSU Health Shreveport. Kevin and his wife Shauna have four children and two grandchildren. Their love for God, each other, and others is evident in all they do. Kevin has his Master of Divinity and is currently completing his Doctor of Ministry at Regent University. He is a Board Certified Chaplain, ordained and endorsed by Christian Chaplains & Coaching, with a desire to teach the next generation of chaplains.

  • Dr. Angella Davis MDiv MA BCC

    Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy

    Board Certified Chaplain

    CPE Education Supervisor Candidate

    Advisory Board Member


    Angella is an ordained and endorsed Chaplain of Christian Chaplains & Coaching. A Military Veteran with the main focus of ministry in crisis counseling and intervention. She has a passion for working with young 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. 

  • David "Mike" Bartley MDiv BCC

    DMin Candidate

    Board Certified Chaplain

    CPE Education Supervisor Candidate


    Mike is an ordained and endorsed Chaplain of Christian Chaplains & Coaching. A Military Veteran. He has more than 30 years experience in spiritual and pastoral care ministry as a Pastor and Chaplain, serving in hospitality ministry, church, prison, hospice, and clinical chaplaincy. His purpose statement is “I exist to lead average lives into abundant living.” 

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