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Pastor With Stress Managment Expertise
Trinity United Presbyterian Church (USA)
Region V Command
San Francisco Theological Seminary
IMT Behavioral Science Team | Incident Management Team, Inc
Jim Offrink, M.Div., IMT Emergency Management / Crisis Coordinator
Jim Offrink, M.Div., IMT Emergency Management / Crisis Coordinator Mr. Offrink has conducted on-site crisis intervention responses for Fortune 500 companies, FEMA, communities after mass disasters, public entities, emergency first responders, schools and police departments.
JAMES F. OFFRINK
Jim Offrink is Pastor of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Jim received his Bachelors degree in Sociology from . Since that time, Jim has participated in a vast array of continuing education courses. He is a certified firefighter and advanced firefighter instructor, as well as a former Illinois Certified EMT. Jim has had extensive training in Hazardous Materials and other firefighter related courses. He is also a Certified Chaplain with an advanced education in Critical Incident Debriefing, Critical Stress Management, and Pastoral Crisis Intervention. Jim is an active member within his profession and his community: he is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress; the Chaplain Commander of the Fire and Police Departments for the city of Flint, Michigan; a member of the NAACP; member and two term president of the Greater Flint Council of Churches; president of the Greater Genesee Valley Critical Incident Stress Management Team; a member of the Genesee County - Weapons of Mass Destruction Advisory Committee; a voting member of the Institutional Review Board of McLaren Regional Hospital; and a consultant to the Genesee County Emergency Management Department and County Public Health Department. Jim joined DMORT in 2002 as a mental health/stress manager. His deployments include: working with the Jim is recipient of the Commander's Award for Meritorious Service to DMORT V, and has received Citations for Service to DMORT-FEMA in 2004 and 2005. In 2007, Jim was appointed to the position of Chaplain for our Region V team. Jim currently resides in Flint Michigan . When he finds time for leisure activities, Jim enjoys visiting with the Flint City Police and Firefighters. He also escapes the church pastorate on a moments notice to do stress management in situations where help is needed. Jim truly enjoys the outdoors and has become very familiar with smaller wilderness areas in many states. Hunting, hiking, horseback travel, fishing, boating, and wilderness survival are some of his favorite activities. Over the past several years, Jim has been has been re-involved in woodworking - especially Shaker style furniture. He is also working on his 1954 Jeep engine and has almost completed the restoration of his 1968 Airstream trailer. Jim also likes to collect and refurbish old hand tools, boasting a collection of over 50 different types of specialty hammers. All in all, Jim certainly is a "mental" boost to our Region V team!
Reverend Jim Offrink,
Speaker: James Offrink, Region V Member
Jim described factors that can contribute to Incident Stress and the signs and symptoms of Incident Stress. He also distributed a handy guide with tips on post-deployment behavior for the team member and reunions with a spouse, children, and co-workers. He concluded the presentation with his personal experiences during his deployment in Mississippi at Hurricane Katrina East.
Rev. James OffrinkPastor