Was ordained as a Chaplain in June of 2014. He participates in ride alongs with HCSO, HPD, Texas Highway Patrol. He is on the MADD Advisory Board and rides with law enforcement during no refusal weekends. He also attends law enforcement officer’s funerals when the need arises. Orlando is a member at Bear Creek United Methodist Church and involved with the Prayer Ministery as well as the Community Family Missions Committee.
Has been active in ministry since becoming a Stephen Minister in 1991. About 3.5 years ago she became an Ordained Crisis Chaplain (www.ccofhc.com) and a certified disaster relief Chaplain, and started serving with the Harris County Sheriff’s office (www.hcsochap.org) in Houston Texas. Only 6 months into the Sheriff’s program she was made Coordinator of the volunteer Chaplain program and supervises 40 active Chaplains, who do Death Notifications, ride Patrol, minister in the 911 call center, do hospital visitations to Deputies and their families, and also help at funerals. Virginia is a lead with the HCSO Critical Incident Stress Management team, and has done numerous debriefs as well as “one on ones” after critical incidents. She has served as a chaplain for the Post Critical incident seminar at LEMIT, Huntsville. She is also co-founder of crisis Chaplaincy of Harris County, a nonprofit educational organization that trains people to become crisis volunteer Chaplains.
Became a Certified Crisis Chaplain in 2013 and also completed Psychological First Aid training the same year. She is the Lead Chaplain for District IV and oversees 15 Chaplains. She also enjoys doing ride alongs, delivers death notifications, visits the 911 Call Center, does hospital visitations, assists at funerals, and has counseled spouses of Deputies and attends roll call twice a week. Supervisors will call her when a need or crisis arises. Hosanna church has been her home church since 2000 and she has been active in several ministries within Hosanna.
Became a Certified Crisis Chaplain in 2014 after the untimely death of her beloved husband Deputy Ron Mitchell.
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