PO Box 62131, Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Board of Directors

We, the Board of Directors, are obligated to you, the member / owners of the FBSN, to serve at your pleasure as long as we may. If you are not a member, we ask you to help today by joining and / or supporting the FBSN.



Carl Chinn is a thought-leader / teacher on intentional security readiness and operations at faith-based organizations. Among other contributions to ministry security, Chinn developed the threat intelligence program for New Life and managed it for ten years. He brought the same program to the Colorado Springs community through the Faith Based Safety Coalition which now serves as a model for other coalitions across the U.S.


Chairman of the Board

James “Shaft” Friedman has served as a Senior Pastor in Ministry for over 30 years and over 12 years as a law enforcement professional. James is the co-founder and owner of Forever Vigilant, LLC (Security and Safety in Places of Worship) and a Commissioner with (MELAC) Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission; a part of (MAPC) Michigan Association of Police Chiefs. James is also program director and adjunct instructor at the Macomb Community College Criminal Justice Training Center (Basic and Advanced Police and Correction Officer Training). Mr. Friedman is a proud Executive Board member with the (FBSN) Faith Based Security Network.

Julie Dahlberg


Julie Dahlberg is God’s servant, first, committed to growing His kingdom. She is a Texas-based communications professional specializing in nonprofit development, grant writing and engagement; having been a leader in the nonprofit sector for most of her career, directing efforts in resource development, strategic planning, board and organizational development and public relations, serving causes such as homelessness, addiction recovery, those with disabilities and the military.

A member of First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, Julie serves on the Safety Response Team as an armed safety officer and coordinates the church’s SRT administrative, training and protocol development functions.



John spent 27 years leading retail operations teams in college and university bookstores across the US and Canada before transitioning to full-time ministry in 2020. John previously volunteered in various capacities at Camp Sonshine – Nebraska and says that when you get to work in a place that you volunteered for a dozen years, every day feels like Saturday! He currently serves as Board Chair and fills the seat of Director Administration, putting his business experience to work in ministry.

John is a member of Zion Church – PCA in Lincoln, NE, where he leads the Safety & Security Ministry.

Brian Gallagher

Executive Board

Brian Gallagher is a security expert with over 20 years of experience with in-depth knowledge of security methods, procedures and emerging technology. He served under two presidents as a Federal Police Officer and Senior Security Specialist with the U.S. Secret Service.

Currently, in addition to industry based consulting, he works as an executive for a private technology based security firm focused on the protection of international borders and maritime ports. Brian has specialized in Church Security over the last decade and is a contributing author on the subject (Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack and Soft Target and Crisis Management by Dr. Jennifer Hesterman).

Jeff Rush

Executive Board

Jeff is the Chairman of the Division of Criminal Justice at Troy University, a position held for the past six years. He has been teaching at the university level for more than 30 years.

Jeff also was a sworn law enforcement for more than 30 years with additional experience in juvenile probation and more than 25 years in private security. Jeff’s interest in church security began almost 15 years ago as an outgrowth of his interest in Biblical manhood. Jeff is currently the Life Ministries director at a2Church in Birmingham, AL and the Vice Chairman of the Safety and Security Ministry Alliance of Alabama.