our instructors

  • PASTOR JIM KIRKLAND MTS BCC cpes


    Executive Director
    Board Member
    Senior Teaching Board Certified Chaplain

    Clinical Pastoral Education 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. 

  • CHAPLAIN RAY HUFF MDIV BCC CPES


    Academic Advisor

    Board Member

    Clinical Pastoral Education 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.

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