Our Advisory Board

  • Chaplain Dan Jalkanen

    Ordained Chaplain. Dan grew up in a small farming community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He moved to the Detroit area and lives in Lake Orion Michigan. He and his wife Robin have been married for 34 years. They have two married daughters and 5 grandchildren. He has worked at General Motors for 35 years. They attend Calvary Christian Church –Royal Oak. Dan is a dedicated Christian involved in church leadership for over 30 years and has a deep love of people and ministry. Dan is an ordained elder and chaplain. His chaplain focus is ministry and pastoral care to law enforcement agency members, their families, and to the jail. Dan has served in prison ministry and currently volunteers as corrections clergy at the Oakland County Sheriff main jail. Dan is also actively involved in church security ministry. He is a graduate of the Macomb Community College, Criminal Justice Training Center, Public Service Chaplain Academy. 

  • Chaplain Jennifer Sherling

    Ordained Chaplain and retired United Methodist minister who served 14 years at Porterfield United Methodist Church in Albany. She continues to serve at Porterfield through teaching Bible studies, Sunday school, and singing in the Chancel choir. Jennifer was in education for 25 years as a teacher and school counselor. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She holds masters and EDS degrees from the University of Georgia, Valdosta State, and Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology. She is CEO of THEARK,INC Ministries, connecting individuals from their point of need to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through counseling, Bible studies, teaching, local, and foreign missions. She enjoys time with her two grown daughters and families that include three grandchildren she loves to bless. Jennifers life priorities are Faith, Family, and Friends. 

  • Chaplain Dan Baughman

    Ordained Chaplain. Born in Westerville Ohio. President and CEO of The River Ministries 104.9 The River Radio in Columbus Ohio. See Website Here A member of  Ohio Association of Broadcaster, National Association Broadcaster, and Christian Music Broadcaster. A first responder at Westerville Fire Department from 1972 to 1979. Has a soft spot for men and women who serve our community in that way. Happily married to Vicky for nearly 45 years. Was employed for 29 years at Metter Toledo with education in business and electronic engineering. Dan is a very generous follower of Jesus. His ministry and experience in Christian Radio becomes a valuable addition to our Board of Advisors. 

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