About Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Idaho

Our Organization

Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Idaho (LECI), is a non-profit 503(c)3 charitable tax-exempt organization committed to serving law enforcement personnel and their families, victims of crime and tragedies, and the community at large.


Our Purpose


The purpose of this faith-based non-profit organization is:

To provide support to the Law Enforcement agencies of Idaho (and their families) with professional crisis and trauma response and serve as a proactive resource for their community.

"The Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, ESV)

Our Staff


Dr. Tim Rupp

Executive Director
Tim’s law enforcement career spans four decades. Following high school, Tim enlisted in the Air Force and served four years as an Air Force law enforcement specialist. After his enlistment, he joined the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) and served 24 years, retiring in 2007. During his SAPD career, Tim’s duties included patrol, homicide detective, patrol sergeant, sex crimes sergeant, and police academy supervisor. He continues to serve with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy and chaplain. After retiring from the SAPD, he was called to pastor full time in Idaho. Tim currently serves as pastor of River of Life and Cop Church Idaho Falls. In 2016, he founded The Strong Blue Line ministry to law enforcement officers. His degrees include a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry. He is an ordained Christian minister through The Alliance and an Instructor Chaplain for the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Tim is married to Sherry and they have three children, Christina, Aaron, and Emily and several grandchildren. His books include Winning a Gunfight, Pistol in the Pulpit, and Winning is More than Surviving.

Christa Trinchera

Senior Chaplain
Growing up the daughter of a California Highway Police Officer no doubt fueled Christa’s heart for law enforcement officers and inspired her to service as a Law Enforcement Chaplain. In 2017, after spending many years working alongside officers from multiple agencies in Northern California. She spent several years working for the Elk Grove Police Department as the Program Administrator for Project Lifesaver and serving as a certified At Risk Missing Persons Instructor. As a Law Enforcement Chaplain in California, Christa served the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, and Elk Grove Police Department. Christa is trained in Trauma Response and Care, Group Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Ethics and Professional Standards. As a published author, Christa’s book Blue Line Baby, Chronicles of a Cop's Kid, has provided the opportunity for several public speaking engagements and books signings. These include the Washington DC National Police Week and the Fraternal Order of Police’s Author Spotlight. Christa holds Bachelor's Degrees in Marketing/Public Relations, Business, and Criminal Justice. She has served as a Public Information Chaplain and Media Officer. Christa is married to Giovanni and has 2 human children, Tyler and Karissa as well as her beloved German Shepherd and 2 kitties.

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