Chaplain Hillar Alkok
Chaplain Hillar Alkok is currently a Volunteer Chaplain with Toronto Police Service.
Hillar has years of experience as both a pastor of 14 years and as a chaplain in the workplace, airport and long-term care. He has counseled individuals, both police and civilians, who have faced traumatic events of various kinds and done so from a spiritual perspective. He also facilitated Ethics and Anti-Corruption training for the Estonian National Police while living there with his wife and 3 children for a short time.
Hillar has training in ASIST, CISM, and Domestic Violence Risk Assessment & Management in the Workplace. He is a retired hockey goalie, something that endeared him to various police divisions over the years. He is easy going and a good listener…and he’s really big on confidentiality.
Phone: 416.560.9508 (24/7)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (confidential)
Rev. John Borthwick
John has served as the minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Guelph, Ontario since 2003. Prior to that, he served a church in Rexdale for five years. He is trained in Conflict Mediation and Leadership Development and occasionally does some teaching, coaching, and facilitation work in this area.
In 2014, John was appointed as the volunteer chaplain for Guelph Police Service (the first in this service’s long history). He is not only CPR certified, but a certified Mental Health First Aider, ASIST trained, CISM trained, and has completed the full training package offered by the Canadian Police Chaplain Association. In 2016, John became a trainer for Road to Mental Readiness and co-facilitated the roll out of R2MR with Guelph Police Service. He is currently completing training to become a Community and Workplace Traumatologist with Traumatology Institute, Toronto.
John brings a calming presence into challenging circumstances, and uses his curiosity and sense of humour to help people feel at ease discussing difficult matters.
Address: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON N1H 4J8
Phone: (519) 822-4772 (Church)
Email: email@example.com (Confidential)
Rev. Ralph Mills B.Th. MTS.
Rev. Ralph Mills
Pastor Mills has been in full-time ministry for twenty-eight years and is currently the lead pastor at River Oaks Community Church in northeast Oakville, Ontario.
Ralph served personally as a police officer with Durham Regional Police for several years before seminary training and entering parish ministry.
While pastoring in Chatham, Ontario he was the Chaplain for Chatham Police Service and also was a member of the London area, ‘Ontario Interfaith Committee’.
He has first–hand knowledge of what our police communities are facing today and has the ability to listen with sympathetic understanding.
He has been married for 43 years, has two daughters, and five grandchildren.