Reverend Randy Jones is a Masters in Divinity educated Spiritual Counselor with Redtail Ministries LLC and works with First Responder Trauma Counselors. He is an Ordained Minister with Unity Worldwide Ministries and holds a Masters of Divinity from Unity Institute. Has a Masters and Bachelor in Business Administration from Wichita State University. Is a Certified Emergency Medical Responder as well as a certified Reiki Master. He is a member of Association of Flight Chaplains for First Responders and has been a Hospital Chaplain, EMS Air Medical Flight Chaplain for many years as well as a Hospice Chaplain.
Randy has worked in the prehospital and healthcare field for well over 45+ years. Starting in 1976 as an EMT, then a EMICT Paramedic in 1981, an EMT instructor coordinator in 1986. Working as a street medic and as an educator in emergency medicine until the late 1990’s. Served on the Governing Board of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Sedgwick County, KS. Served as a member and Chairman of Sedgwick County Emergency Preparedness Council. Received the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine from the Kansas Emergency Medical Association. Randy has also served as a Board Member of 911 for 911, a 501c3 focused on providing Behavioral Health care to First Responders.
Randy entered the ministry to serve patients, their family and medical staff. The opening of Redtail Ministries allows him to focus on his passion for First Responders and Medical Professionals. This comes out of his own struggle with PTSI and Caregiver Burnout. Randy states, “My breakdown was an Existential crisis, my faith was in conflict with my reality as a paramedic”. I have spent my life wrestling with the problem of Theodicy, “Why does a just God allow bad things to happen to good people?”.
Randy states, I am a non-denominational minister and see the Creator in all religions. My job as a Spiritual Counselor is to work within the responders belief systems to understanding and clarity to deal with the trauma of death, injury and personal fear that are imbedded in our professions.
First Responder Trauma Counselors is not only excited to welcome Randy as valued advisor, and “Culturally Competent Counselor”, but also to provide a strength to the “true fabric” of deep rooted commitment to our mission.