The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is pleased to support the Canadian law enforcement community by addressing the unique emotional & spiritual needs of law enforcement officers and their families.
“He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.” Proverbs 2:8
Canadian Law Enforcement Seminar
September 29, 2018
In appreciation of your devotion to protect and serve others, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team invites you—and your spouse—to the Canadian Law Enforcement Seminar. Come be encouraged by speakers who will discuss the unique issues faced by officers’ families and share insights from God’s Word.
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Location: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada
20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 [Google Maps]
2018 Seminar Guests
Speaker: Michael J. McSellers
Michael has served as a United States Marine Corps veteran and as a law enforcement officer for over 14 years. He served for over 13 years as a Field Training Officer and a member of the Honor Guard. Michael has also served over three years as a chaplain and been a coordinator and speaker at the annual Rise Christian Police Conference. Michael is the host of a podcast titled Faith on the Force and he is on the Advisory Board of Blue Help, a nonprofit organization that brings awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and suicide in law enforcement while providing assistance to families affected by law enforcement suicide. In 2017, Michael released a video bringing awareness about PTSD and its effects on law enforcement, and he has been interviewed on numerous occasions by Christian radio stations and the local news media about law enforcement issues and his faith. Michael has received numerous awards in his law enforcement career, including the 2015 Governor’s Award for Public Service in Volunteerism and Service. He is currently serving in the Northern Virginia area, where he and his wife of seventeen years, LaKeta, have two children, Jaylen and Jovan.
Speaker: Chris Hunter
Chris has been a member of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) since August 2002 and has spent the majority of his career working as a front-line police officer. He is currently the Sergeant in charge of West Edmonton Mall (WEM) Neighbourhood Foot Patrol, a beat in the city’s west end. Chris is also a member of the EPS Peer Support or Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM), as well as an instructor for the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) and the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course. As an ASIST trainer, Chris has taught the majority of his courses to first responders and has travelled as far as Rankin Inlet, Nunavut to deliver a workshop. Chris is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO) where he serves as their Secretary on the board of the Edmonton Chapter. Chris and his wife Kara have been married for fourteen years and have four children, Noah, Jordan, William, and Kaleigh. They are members of West Edmonton Christian Assembly (WECA) where they serve through the Alpha course, Children’s Ministry, and Prayer Ministry. In his spare time, Chris coaches his kids in basketball, soccer, and baseball, and can be found camping in the mountains during the summer months. In his spare, spare time, Chris is also working toward a Theology degree from Vanguard College.
Speaker: Meyen Hertzsprung
Meyen received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2004. She worked as a Staff Psychologist at the FMC Addiction Centre and at Calgary’s Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic. Since July 2012, Meyen has been in full-time private practice, specializing in addiction and trauma work for both individuals and couples. Through the years, she has provided many training consultations, lectures, and workshops for Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary. It was while working at the OSI Clinic with RCMP Members and CF Veterans that Meyen became familiar with the strengths and challenges of work and life in the protective services. Her work with similar populations while in private practice has allowed her to continue to think about the potential of cultural factors to reinforce and/or compromise intimate and confiding relationships. Meyen has been married for over thirty years and is a mom to three and grandma to five.
Worship Leader: Celeste Aviles
After growing up in a musical home, Celeste began leading worship in her early teen years. Over the past 10 years she has served at various churches across Calgary in staff and volunteer leadership positions and regularly serves as a guest worship leader for retreats and events. She successfully completed Bethel Music’s School of Worship in 2015 and enjoys mentoring young adults in their worship leading and vocal skills and currently calls The Exchange Church her home community. Celeste is passionate about creating an atmosphere that combines theological integrity and spiritual freedom that allows for a congregation to meet face to face with their Heavenly Father.