LAS VEGAS (RNS) — Little about Brian Scroggins’ role overseeing crisis preparedness for dozens of southern Nevada’s churches prepared him for the most deadly mass shooting in U.S. history.

Yet the morning after Stephen Paddock fired at concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 58 and wounding almost 500, Scroggins’ phone rang with a question:

Would he help establish a family crisis response center, and would he be responsible for the spiritual and religious needs of the victims and their families?

For almost two weeks now, Scroggins has spent upward of 12

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