Prepare2care is an initiative committed to whole community disaster preparedness and response capacity building.
In particular, the mission of Prepare2Care is to engage local churches to prepare for and have the capacity for disaster response and recovery in collaboration with volunteer organizations, non-profit agencies, business and government to provide coordinated physical, emotional and spiritual support to those in our community
who are impacted by trauma and disaster.
While Prepare2Care was founded to more fully engage the local faith-based community, the services of Prepare2Care and it’s affiliated partners are available to any organization, particularly those serving the City of Lompoc
Keith McLellan. M.A.
Founder and Director, Prepare2Care
Keith and his wife Peggy have resided in Lompoc since June 1988. They have three sons Keagan (CHS ’97), Colby (LHS ’02) and Carver (LHS ’05), daughter-in-law Tanya (Keagan) and two granddaughters.
Keith “retired” in 2011 after a forty-year career as a youth minister, college counselor and college administrator (Hill Side Evangelical Free Church, Trinity Western College, California Baptist College, Westmont College, Santa Barbara City College).
Keith is a volunteer Chaplain with the City of Lompoc Police and Fire departments and serves in lay ministry with Lompoc Foursquare Church, Lompoc, CA. Keith currently serves as Vice-Chair for Santa Barbara County VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) and is an active member of the Lompoc C.E.RT (Community Emergency Response Team). He is available for community disaster preparedness presentations and training and consultation.
As a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Keith serves as a Government and Community Partner Liaison, as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Captain serving northern Santa Barbara County, and serves as a Disaster Spiritual Care (DSC) Chaplain in state and national disasters.
Keith is trained in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, victim advocacy, crisis counseling, grief counseling, disaster family reunification, integrated care and condolence, natural and human caused mass casualty response, mass care sheltering and feeding, critical incident stress management facilitation, and continuity of operations. He is certified in FEMA NIMS and SEMS incident command structure (ICS) and is experienced in County and City EOC operations. Keith has participated in disaster response events throughout California as well as deployments to New York, North Carolina and South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Lompoc Citizens Police Academy and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.
Keith attended Trinity Western College, B.C. Canada and earned a B.A. from California Baptist College, CA, an M.A. in Social Science from Azusa Pacific College, CA and completed post graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D-ABD).