The evening on May 25, 2016, P.O.M founder, Rev. Steve Lee joined the 2016 CLEC Training Banquet as guest speaker. Reverend Lee inspired the group with entertaining and informative stories of past experiences as a police officer and pastor.
Rev. Lee is a former California peace officer and NIS (now NCIS) federal special agent. As a called and ordained Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod pastor, he founded Peace Officer Ministries, Inc. in 1996 and served as its Executive Director until January 2010. Rev. Lee currently serves as a volunteer Chaplain for P.O.M. and is Executive Director and founder of Quick Response Team Ministry
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Peace Officer Ministries recognized the awardees of the Terri Ruffatto Memorial Scholarships at it's annual Awards Banquet. The banquet takes place as a part of P.O.M.s Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Training held at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. The awardees are pictured below with Executive Director, Frank Ruffatto. Also pictured is Alyson Ruffatto, eldest daughter of Rev. Frank and Terri Ruffatto.
Executive Director, Rev. Frank Ruffatto was interviewed via telephone on May 13, 2016 about the role of chaplains in the law enforcement community and about the Christian Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Training.