Meet the Team

Chuck Lerner

Retired 30 yr Veteran, Ordained Minister, Tactics Instructor

Chuck began his career in El Paso, Texas where he spent 10 years patrolling the Northeast side. He Retired after 30 years on street patrol from the city of Cleburne, TX in 2016. In 2013 Chuck started a FCPO Chapter #230 in the Johnson County Texas area. He and His wife, Lisa, provide free Tactical Relationship Training to officers and Police Couples.

Chaplain Lisa Lerner

Ordained Minister, Biblical Counselor, CISM Grief and Trauma, Author, Speaker

Lisa is an Author and National Speaker, She & her husband Chuck have been married 30 years. She was medically retired after 20 years in Regional Merchandising. After serving the wives and families of law enforcement throughout their marriage, Lisa and Chuck became Ordained Ministers in 2008. Lisa is a certified Police Chaplain with International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), and (IAOCC). She currently serves as Chaplain for the Burleson Police Department. Lisa is trained in CISM and is a member of the Johnson County Critical Incident Response Team.

Holly Mantooth

SAGU Graduate, Police Dispatcher

Holly graduated from Southwestern Assemblies Of God University and served as a Police Dispatcher for Forest Hill Texas Police Department. She now speaks at national conferences with Bless the Badge. on the life of being a child of a Police Officer.

Melinda Merritt

Wives In Action Leader, Speaker, Writer/Author

Melinda is the Wives In Action Leader, a speaker with Bless The Badge, and a writer for Law Enforcement Today. She is a working wife of a Texas Peace Officer whom she is crazy about, mother of two young and rambunctious little boys, 2 large fur babies, and a girl who is in love with Jesus!

Caleb and Kendra Hale

Marriage Coaches, Speakers

Caleb and Kendra have been married 10 years and were high school sweethearts. They are blessed with a young daughter. Together, they are marriage champions! Their marriage journey has not been easy, but God has created something beautiful out of the ashes choices in their life. As students in biblical counseling, their goal is to spread the miracle that God has created in their lives and bring hope to the hurting.

Sara Valline

Bless The Badge Project Manager

Sara is our Project Manager. Her husband is a Texas Peace Officer serving the community for 12 years and counting. They are high school sweethearts and have two crazy boys who keep them on their toes. Sara loves helping people and has found a special calling to serve law enforcement wives and families.