Chaplaincy Program

The Lake County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is committed to providing assistance to its employees and their families in time of need. Additionally, Sheriff's Office Chaplains can sometimes be of assistance to the public when dealing with the Office in sensitive situations.

Some of the areas where a Sheriff's Chaplain can be of assistance are as follows:

  • Assist members when there is an accident involving serious injury or death, and when there is a need to provide comfort and counsel to injured persons and their families
  • After family notification, will respond to the hospital when a member has been seriously injured or killed
  • Provide advice, counsel and spiritual support to Sheriff's personnel and their families, upon request
  • Attend and participate, when requested, in funerals of active or retired members of the Sheriff's Office
  • Assist Sheriff's officials in making notification to family members of Sheriff's personnel suffering serious injury or death
  • Visit sick family members of Sheriff's personnel who are confined to a hospital
  • Assist in making referrals for qualified and specialized professional counseling where circumstances indicate or are requested
  • Counsel with youth and their families upon request
  • Comfort and console victims and relatives in the case of crime, accidents and disaster
  • Participate in agency and community events by giving invocations, addresses and benedictions where and when appropriate
  • In cases of homicide, suicide, accident or natural causes, make death notifications as requested by the agency

Meet the Chaplains

Chaplain Rick

Rick is the pastor of Lake County Bible Fellowship in Lakeport, where he has served since 2013. He has over thirty years of ministry experience in California, Texas, and Arizona. He earned a Bachelors of Social Work from Texas State, a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Chaplain Mike

Mike Suski is a senior Pastor of Lakeport Christian Center. he has pastored as an ordained minister in Europe and the U.S. since 1976. He earned a BA from Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium and a MA from George Fox University in Oregon. Mike has served as a District Presbyter since 1998, overseeing regional churches and participating in the Governing Board of the Northern-California District Council of the Assemblies of God. He also serves as a Chaplain for other agencies as well as participating in the local Ministerial Association.

Chaplain Johnathan

Reverend (Rev.) Green is the Senior Pastor of the Praises of Zion Baptist Church of Clearlake, California. As pastor, he is committed to teaching and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has had the privilege of serving as pastor since March 2009. Rev. Green is a graduate of the Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington where he received his BA and Master of Divinity degree. He is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Christian University of Southern Indiana. Pastor Green is an accomplished church musician and an avid bass fisherman.

Chaplain Cindy

Reverend Cindy Storrs is a founding member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Chaplains and is a retired United Methodist Pastor. Cindy has served for more than forty (40) years as a Law Enforcement Chaplain and has returned to Lake County to continue serving in her community.  Prior to leaving Lake County, she served the Lower Lake, Clearlake, and Middletown United Methodist congregations. Cindy holds training certificates in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), various trauma-related training certificates, and also attended Law Enforcement Hostage Negotiation class. Wherever she has served UM congregations, Cindy has been a part of the local High School Every Fifteen Minutes program, including the first seven that were held here in Lake County. Cindy also serves as the Chaplain for the Northshore Fire Protection District.