The Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office has one volunteer Chaplain, Pastor Mike Johnson. He is a licensed minister who served for 38 years in 4 churches. He has lived in Mille Lacs County since 2000 and retired from full time church ministry 4 years ago. Chaplain Mike began with Mille Lacs County as volunteer chaplain in August of 2016. He brings a long career of jail and prison ministry. As chaplain he is available to assist with death notifications and at sudden death situations, offering grief support and follow-up encouragement to grieving individuals. 

The Chaplain supports deputies, city police, fire volunteers, dispatch and EMS at death and accident scenes and by offering a place to debrief from the stresses, risks and obligations of their job. Chaplain Mike's primary calling is to help people. 

The Chaplain may be contacted directly through dispatch. Donations to the Chaplaincy program can be made by contacting the Sheriff's Office.