Care Award Recipient Honored for Counsel, Service to Community

Ken Krikac is the July/August Oliver Halsell Care Award Winner

Online PR News – 19-July-2016 – Tustin – For most of his adult life, Ken Krikac has held professional positions dedicated to serving others. He has been a lifeguard, a rescue boat captain, a teacher and currently is a pastor at Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills in Aliso Viejo and chaplain at the Orange County Fire Authority. During Krikac’s 30 years of ministry, he has made a difference in the lives of countless Orange County residents by counseling them during their most difficult hours. His selfless attitude and genuine care for the well-being of the community has led to Krikac’s recognition as the July/August winner of Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary’s Oliver Halsell Care Award.

“Ken has made such a positive impact in our community and his commitment to being there for others at a time of need makes him truly deserving of this award,” said Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven. “What is most admirable about Ken is that he always finds time to stop and offer advice to someone in need, while simultaneously wearing multiple hats in the community, because he believes in serving others.”

Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, with facilities in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, started the Oliver Halsell Care Awards honoree program in 2012 to highlight citizens who have shown extraordinary compassion in their occupation and community, enriching the lives of those they assist.

"Every day, I strive to improve the lives of others, whether through marriage counseling, stress management assistance for first responders, baptism officiating, ministry leadership and more,” said Krikac. “I am filled with happiness whenever I am able to help my community, and to be chosen as a Fairhaven Care Award recipient for how I choose to live my life is a huge honor.”

As a fire chaplain, Krikac counsels first responders and ensures that they are alert and prepared when caring for the community. In his role as a pastor, he is entrusted by families during a variety of emotional and spiritual events in their lives. Despite a busy schedule, Krikac also is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Talbot Theological Seminary. A proud father, he resides in Rancho Santa Margarita with his wife, Lindsay.

In November, Krikac will be honored at Fairhaven's Oliver Halsell Care Awards ceremony at the organization’s Mission Viejo facility. The award ceremony highlights a year's worth of accomplishments within Orange County. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation on his behalf to his chosen charity, CHOC Children’s Foundation.
Fairhaven is accepting nominations for the 2016 Oliver Halsell Care Awards; two additional compassionate community members will be awarded this year. For more information and to nominate an admirable citizen, call 714-633-1442 or email

About Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award
Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award pays tribute to Orange County individuals whose kindness and dedication to serving others is inspirational. These courageous individuals go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve with the utmost care and compassion. Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award winners come from many fields including private care, hospice, social work, counseling, assisted living, medical providers, nursing, therapy, volunteer work and more.

About Fairhaven
Founded in 1911 by Oliver Halsell to provide a peaceful and comforting place for families to honor their loved ones, Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary is Orange County’s most beautiful full-service mortuary, crematory and cemetery. With the memorial park and mortuary in Central Orange County and an elegantly appointed mortuary in South Orange County, Fairhaven provides funeral, cremation and burial services both at the time of need and through advanced planning, maintaining its steadfast commitment to care and compassion. Fairhaven is dedicated to celebrating the individual, providing services that are as unique and wide-ranging as the people they celebrate. Additional information is available at Connect with Fairhaven at Facebook and Twitter.