Rob Michaels is the Founder of Serve & Protect, an organization that facilitates trauma services for public safety personnel…when 911 needs 911.
Rob served for 6 years as an MP for the Virginia National Guard prior to joining the Norfolk, VA Police Department. He served as a patrol officer and detective, and later went to Bible College. He worked in radio, marketing, and public relations serving popular Christian music artists in Nashville, TN for 30 years until he felt God leading him to start Serve & Protect.
Rob shares his personal experiences, the causes of post traumatic stress, and talks to us about recognizing the signs and symptoms of post traumatic stress so that we can get the help we need.
For the nationwide 24/7/365 confidential crisis hotline, call 615-373-8000. The calls are answered by current or former first responders who have an understanding of what you are going through. If residential care is not needed immediately, a care coordinator will connect the caller with a trauma therapist or qualified counselor in the caller’s area, that accepts the caller’s insurance, to provide care and treatment.
Contact Rob: Rob@ServeProtect.org
Jonathan Parker is a professional communicator, trainer, podcaster, and pastor who is passionate about serving law enforcement officers and their families.
Jonathan was raised in Savannah, GA, and after earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, he moved to Cleveland, TN to complete his graduate studies. He graduated from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2006 with a Master of Divinity.
Jonathan began working with the Chattanooga Police Department in 2007, and has served on Patrol, as a School Resource Officer in an inner-city high school, and as an adjunct training instructor for multiple agencies. He was twice named “Officer of the Year” for the Chattanooga Police Department, received two life-saving medals – one of those for performing CPR on his wife Meredith who was clinically dead for over 15 minutes after suffering a massive heart attack eight (8) days after the birth of their daughter, and he also received the Tennessee Governor’s Homeland Security Award from former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredeson.
Jonathan is the host of the “Watch Your Six” podcast, which serves law enforcement and first responder families by providing practical resources in six critical areas to help them successfully navigate life and their career.
Jonathan, Meredith, and their daughter Olivia are the founding Pastors of Cop Church Chattanooga, a worship gathering for law enforcement families that launched in February 2015.
Jonathan can be reached via his website at www.JonathanOParker.com or www.CopChurch.com.