Advanced Spiritual and Emotional First-Aid for High Trauma Events

May 6-9 // Register Now!

Why attend this event?

Training to perform urgent spiritual and emotional care.

After an injury, it is essential to stop the bleeding quickly. So it is with trauma. After events like mass shootings, terrorist attacks, catastrophic disasters and other high-trauma tragedies that can lead to PTSD, it is paramount to have skilled and compassionate caregivers on-scene to provide urgent emotional and spiritual care to victims and survivors.

This unique advanced chaplaincy training is to equip you as a “first-boots on the ground” caregiver after any tragedy. All are welcome to attend, and there will be special personal ministry times for those suffering from trauma and PTSD themsleves. We are offering discounts to current military, veterans, and first responders.

Participants DO NOT have to be CRI Responders to participate in this event! Regardless of your chaplaincy experience, this course will help you to respond to high-trauma situations with God’s love and power!

What will be taught at this seminar?

Topics Covered:

  • PTSD Ministry Model Training
  • Ministering Post-Active Shooter
  • Ministering Post-Terrorist Attack
  • Understanding Impact on the Crisis Minister
  • How to Overcome Trauma
  • Critical Care Ministry
  • The 7 Step Crisis Ministry Model
  • Loss & Grief
  • Forgiveness & Loss
  • Self Care
  • Bonus = Actual Active Shooter Training
  • NEW – Join Our Critical Care Chaplain Team*

(*A select group of Chaplains that rapidly deploy to high trauma events.)

What will I get out of this?

A Transformative Trainee Experience:

  • Learn how to give critical care in high-trauma events
  • Learn how to minister to victims of PTSD
  • Get equipped to respond to mass shooting events
  • Gain deeper healing and learn to release others from trauma
  • Enjoy rich worship and personal ministry times
  • Receive impartation and commissioning 
  • Experience both classroom and hands-on learning
  • Become part of the CRI Chaplaincy Team 

In addition to learning from our knowledgeable trainers, You will enjoy times of worship, personal ministry, and hands-on activities. There will be plenty of time for fellowship, breaking bread, campfires, and special surprises all throughout the event.

Become a Certified CRI Chaplain

Join our Team!

For those interested in applying to join our Chaplaincy team, an application and on-site interview will be available.  You will upon approval receive an impartation and commissioning at this event as well as an updated CRI Badge with your Chaplain Designation.   PLEASE NOTE: Taking this course does not automatically make you a CRI Chaplain, as there is an application process and additional requirements that include being a certified CRI Responder.

Visit our webpage for more details: Chaplaincy information

Event Speakers

Who You'll Learn From

Mike Hutchings

Mike Hutchings has 35 years of pastoral, church planting and pastoring pastors experience in a variety of church cultures including Baptist, Vineyard, Willow Creek, and Mennonite. In Peoria, Illinois, Mike partnered with the leadership team of a Transforming Revival Pastors’ Group where the city experienced significant transformation through the power of prayer and unity.

Mike conducts “Healing PTSD” training seminars throughout the country, training prayer ministers, clergy, chaplains, and counselors to utilize a healing prayer model to bring restoration to those suffering with PTSD.

He is currently the Director of Education for Global Awakening, an evangelistic ministry in Mechanicsburg, PA. He directs Dr. Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry and the Global Certification Programs. He is passionate about connecting pastors and leaders throughout the body of Christ to come together for transformation in their cities, and he strives to equip others to minister healing and wholeness to the world. He travels to churches and conferences near military bases in the United States, equipping churches to minister healing to those who suffer from PTSD. Mike also conducts weekend conferences on Kingdom Transformation and Transforming Revival. He has been married to his wife, Roxanne for 35 years, and has three children and five grandchildren.

Bob Ossler

Bob Ossler, retired Chicago firefighter and ordained pastor, served as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Ossler is now Pastor of Visitation at the Cumberland County Community church in Millville, NJ. He also rides with the local police department as a volunteer chaplain on a regular basis.

Ossler is author of Triumph Over Terror, written with Janice Hall Heck, a book about his experiences at Ground Zero. He spent a total of forty-five days over a period of four months at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks. Fifteen years later, after harboring painful memories of the disheartening and disturbing sights he witnessed there, Ossler decided to clear his mind and write Triumph Over Tragedy to show how he conquered his own terrors.

Mary Leonard

Mary Leonard has been a CRI Senior Chaplain and Trainer since the early days of CRI in Kansas City. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her teachings not only valuable but enjoyable, and her zeal to reach the harvest in crisis is contagious. She and her wonderful husband Bob have been at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City for 15 years. They have 2 kids and 3 grandkids.

Important Information

The finer details...


The CRI Mission Base is a beautiful 84-acre facility in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Onsite lodging and meals are available.

Location:  CRI Mission Base
Address:  2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia  24064
Shuttles:  A CRI shuttle is available upon request for $9 each way to and from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA).

What is the cost?

Registration info:

  • $59 deposit holds your spot
  • Remaining balance of $140 due April 29, 2020
  • Reduced Rates for Veterans, Active Military and First Responders
  • Rates for Youth (13-17)  and Children (6-12) available
  • Adult Lodging only $99

Many more details can be found on the actual registration page