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.

 

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.  Bob Thomas serves as our Senior Staff Chaplain and Randy Butler serves as our Senior Volunteer Chaplain.

 

Where Do We Currently Serve?

We serve a multitude of emergency service agencies primarily in Benton and Marion Counties.  We also occasionally respond to calls in Polk, Linn & Yamhill Counties.  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.  We provide service to approximately 1500 emergency service workers.

 How Are We Governed?

We have a Board of Directors made up of the following people: Scott Russell, Interim Chairman (Woodburn PD); Mark Cotter, Secretary (OSP); Jon Remy, Treasurer (Turner Fire); Bob Cunningham, Director (Retired Businessman); Bill McClure, Director (Retired Salem PD Sgt.); Ron Noble, Director (McMinnville PD) & Jason Myers, Director (Marion County Sheriff).

 How Are We Financially Supported?

Our funding comes from three primary sources.  Approximately 31% of our funding comes from the agencies we serve in the form of service agreements and another 4% comes from churches.  65% of funding comes from people who believe in the work we do and support us with their financial contributions.