our instructors

  • PASTOR JIM KIRKLAND, MTS BCC


    Executive Director
    Board Member
    Senior Teaching Ordained Board Certified Chaplain


    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 working toward his Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPES) credential with The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Education. 

  • CHAPLAIN RAY HUFF M.TH. BCC CPES


    Education Director

    Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor

    Advisory Board Member


    ray@christianchaplains.org


    Ray is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and the Spiritual Care Association. He currently serves as both a Chaplain and the Director of Counseling at Freedom Hospice in Northern California. Ray is a Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor (CPES) with The Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training (ICPT) where he serves as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) instructor. He is ordained with the Evangelical Church Alliance and serves as an Ordained Chaplain Member of Christian Chaplains & Coaching. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Theology, however, Ray considers his greatest achievement to be his 33 years of marriage to his wife Cindy and their four children and three grandchildren. Ray and Cindy love Mexican food, relaxing music, a good book, and being with family and friends. 

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