General Information

Who Are We?

Crisis Chaplaincy Services was begun in January 2003 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the purpose of providing chaplaincy support to police, fire, & dispatch agencies and assisting people in crisis.

What Do We Do?

We provide 24/7 chaplaincy support to the agencies we serve. Every single moment of every single day there is one of our chaplains available to respond to crisis situations which occur as well as offer any type of support necessary to emergency service workers.

Who Is Our Staff?

Todd Pynch serves as our Executive Chaplain and his wife, Martha, serves as his Administrative Assistant. 

Where Do We Currently Serve?

We primarily serve agencies in Marion County but we will respond wherever we are requested in the Willamette Valley. Our commitment is that we will serve anywhere we are requested to go, to any agency that asks for our help, at any time of the day or night. The primary agencies we serve are the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Police Department, Stayton Police Department, Marion County Fire District 1, and the Willamette Valley Communications Center (WVCC).

How Are We Governed?

We have a Board of Directors made up of the following people: Terry Riley (President), Matt Olson (Vice-President), and Sam Duke (Secretary-Treasurer).

How Are We Financially Supported?

Our funding comes from three primary sources. The largest portion comes from people and church congregations who believe in the work we do and support us with their financial contributions. The second source of funding is the result of the service agreements that we enter into with the agencies we serve. The final source of our funding comes from counseling provided by our Executive Chaplain.