Mitch Warren, Staff Chaplain
cell: 503-930-1884
work: 503-763-8522
Mitch Warren has traveled several roads before joining Crisis Chaplaincy Services.  As a teenager, he had his first taste of emergency services while serving as a volunteer in Southern Oregon for the Douglas County Search & Rescue.  That led to a career in emergency services that took him from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, CA. After fifteen years of this career, he stepped out to pursue other interests, and ended up in Arizona as a jet boat captain in the Grand Canyon.  This unique opportunity introduced him to people from all over the world. “Every day was a new adventure and no two trips were ever the same.  How could you not like being in the Grand Canyon over 100 days out of the year” he said.  Even through this, though, there was still a part of Mitch’s heart that was connected to his past in emergency services.
While in Arizona, Mitch had his first experience in volunteer leadership in his church.  It wasn’t long after that when his pastor approached him and asked if he had ever considered being a police and fire chaplain.  That conversation led to a whole change of focus for him. After receiving the call to serve as a chaplain, Mitch attended a chaplain’s academy in Seattle. After returning, he started serving as the chaplain for the local fire department.  
Mitch has been married to his amazing wife Lara, for 23 years.  They have two boys, Michael (18) and Gregory (15).  In his free time, he enjoys being in the great outdoors.  Fishing, crabbing, camping, and playing Frisbee golf are a few of his favorite ways to unwind.  Mitch has a master’s degree in Ministry Leadership and he also enjoys serving in other countries, giving support and aide to those in need. We are excited to have Mitch become a part of CCS and be a part of helping us provide caring compassion to those in crisis and encouraging support to the emergency responders in our area.