National Director, Hope Outreach Commission on Veteran Affairs
Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines is Sole Proprietor of Oluwatoyin Olabisi Consulting, Founder/CEO of Grace Revealed Ministry; National Director of the Hope Outreach Commission on Veteran Affairs; Midwest Director of the Pastoral Care and Mental Health Consortium at Hope Outreach Ministries; and Licensed Professional Counselor at Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and their Families at Rush. She also serves as Brigade Chaplain at the rank of Major with Family Life Chaplain skill identifier in the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG).
In her roles as Sole Proprietor/Founder/CEO, Hines provides consulting and training to community leaders and groups in spiritual integration. The training informs faith communities how to integrate spiritual care with military cultural competencies to enhance resources for military members and their families.
As Midwest Director, Hines engages and trains pastoral counselors, pastoral care specialist, mental health care providers and Specialists together to equip the faith community for effectual spiritual care.
In her capacity as National Director, she engages in ministry to veterans, pastoral spiritual care, and supportive services.
As Counselor, Hines provides timely and confidential support, counseling and veteran health services to help understand, heal from and cope with the invisible wounds of war.
As Family Life Chaplain, Hines provides care and consultation to ILARNG Unit Ministry Teams (UMTs) and trains UMTs in Family Life Ministry. She educates and counsels. Chaplain Hines also provides emergency religious support to casualties and survivors of traumatic events/critical incidents.
Hines currently serves as Brigade Chaplain with the 65th Troop Command (TC). Hines provides supervision to Unit Ministry Teams in the Brigade; advises Command on religious support, morale, and ethics; offers guidance in strategic operations and religious support planning; conducts religious services and provides pastoral counseling support.
Her professional military education includes enlistment in the Illinois Army National Guard, July 1994, graduation from Army basic training and AIT, 1995; graduation from Officer Candidate School, August 1999, Chaplain Officer Basic Course in September 2006, and Emergency Medical Ministry Course, September 2009. Chaplain Hines completed the United States Army Family Life Chaplain Training Program, August 2011 and the Chaplain Captain Career Course, April 2013, Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Phase I October 2015, Brigade Chaplain Career Course, Hines is enrolled in Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Phase 2.
Her previous Chaplain assignments include serving as Family Life Chaplain, assigned to Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) Springfield, IL; Wounded Warrior Ministry Chaplain Chicago, IL; Family Life Chaplain Intern Fort Benning, GA; Battalion Chaplain 405th BSB North Riverside, IL; Battalion Chaplain 108th BSB Chicago, IL; Battalion Chaplain 108th EEE Crestwood, IL; Battalion Chaplain 1/106th Aviation Peoria, IL; and Task Force Saber Chaplain, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Other military assignments include Chaplain Candidate, 33rd Area Support Group, and 122nd Air Defense Artillery. HHC 33rd MP Battalion, Finance Clerk.
Hines military awards include the Army Commendation Medal, 2 awards; Army Achievement Medal. 2 awards; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, 2 awards; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device; NATO Medal.
Hines is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS); Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Trainer for Trainers (ASIST T4T); Traumatic Event Management TEM); Spiritual and Psychological First Aid; Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM); Grief Following Trauma; Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C); Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Level 1 (EMDR); Emergency Medical Ministry (EMM); Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP); Premarital, Interpersonal Choices and Knowledge (PICK); Pastoral Crisis Intervention; Family Life Wellness; Couples Communication I & II; and Seven Habits of Effective Families.
Hines is member of the City of Chicago Women Veterans Committee, PsychArmor Institute Faith Leaders Advisory Committee and participates in the Illinois Joining Forces Behavioral Health Working Group. Hines also consults various agencies on Veteran programs and curriculum. She published two articles in the Black Business Encyclopedia, 1999.
Hines served in various ministry capacities in the local community to include licensed Evangelist, Pastor, Senior Pastor, ordained Elder, Chaplain and Emerging Apostle. Hines is commissioned as an Apostle with The Apostolic Empowerment Network of Hope Outreach Ministries, Inc.