Pastor Jim Lanning will be serving as a
volunteer Chaplain for the Sheriff’s Office. Pastor Lanning has served for the
last seven years as Pastor with the New Albany, Ohio Police Department and he
will now be available to assist local officers in the performance of their
duties. He is certified by the International Conference of Police Chaplains and
has been trained in the areas of response to major crisis situations,
notification of and assistance with family members involving the occurrence of a
fatality or serious injury, various ceremonial duties and any situation where
the counsel, intervention or support may be needed.
Pastor Lanning is a graduate of Muskingum
College and has a Master of Ministry degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene
University. He also has a master’s degree in Pastoral counseling and has
received advanced training through the Ohio Police Officer’s Training Academy as
well as additional training as a First Responder in Terrorism and Disaster
situations though the Ohio Air National Guard.
Pastor Lanning is Pastor of The
Plains-Athens Community Church of the Nazarene and recently moved to Logan with
is wife, Esther.