About our Board of Directors
Below you will find information about our Founder and President and our Board.
Michael Loesch, Founder/President and Executive Director
Michael has dedicated his entire adulthood to the service of others which started as a Volunteer Firefighter and a United States Marine. He is a 30-year veteran of the Fire Service, beginning his career in 1980 and holds numerous certifications including Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, Fire-Arson Investigator, Paramedic and EMS Paramedic Lead Instructor. He has worked as the Deputy EMA Coordinator, Fire Department Training Coordinator and CERT Program Manager. Michael is the “Incident Command” chapter co-author with his wife Mary Jo in the New York’s best seller book, “Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine” text book. Michael has served as a high school ministry volunteer as well as a part time youth pastor. Currently, Michael has focused his career in the volunteer realm. He currently serves as the Chairman for the City of Arlington Christian Disaster Network (ACDN) and is the Founder and President of Crisis Response Ministry.
Glenn Cato, Board Member / Interim Chairman of Board
Glenn graduated in 1975 from Baylor University with a degree in Accounting and earned his CPA certificate in 1980. Glenn and his business partner co-own CFO Advisory services in Richardson, TX. Glenn and his wife Gail have been married for 41 years, They have two adult children and 4 grandchildren. Glenn is a member of First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie where he serves as a deacon and Bible Study teacher. Glenn was licensed as a minister in 2010 and has served as a Chaplain for the Grand Prairie Police Department since 2012.
Jim McKee, Board Member
Jim McKee lives in Tyler, Texas and has been involved in public health and safety for 21 years. He retired in 2013 as a member of the Mabank Fire Department having served for 18 years as a Certified Firefighter and Licensed Paramedic. He currently serves as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, is a member of the Crisis Intervention Team and is a Mental Health Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University in Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in Criminal Justice, Health Care and Discipleship Counseling. He also holds an Associate of Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Services from TVCC. He is a licensed instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the EMS Bureau of the Texas Department of State Health Services. He taught for 14 years as a Health Science Instructor with Mabank High School and as an Adjunct EMS Instructor for Trinity Valley Community College. Jim is the Crime Victim Services Program Director for the Henderson County HELP Center. He also serves as the East Texas Regional Director for Crisis Response Ministry and is an active member of the East Texas Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Jim has been married to his wife Annette for 36 years. Their pride and joy are their two grown children and eight grandchildren who live in East Texas and Oklahoma. His strength and hope comes from his relationship and friendship with Jesus Christ.
East TX Regional Director
Joshua Moseley, MS, NREMT - Board Member
Volunteer and Training Coordinator for The Salvation Army Texas Division Emergency Disaster Services
Dallas/Fort Worth Area Nonprofit Organization Management
Josh’s current position as Volunteer and Training Coordinator for The Salvation Army’s Texas Division of Emergency Disaster Services provides CRM a direct link for deployments in statewide disasters. He will be one of our Directors on the CRM Board representing Emergency Management.
Senior Pastor Jimmy McNeil - Board Member
Pleasant View Baptist Church
Jimmy McNeil was born in Houston, Texas. At the age of 13 his family relocated to Bay City, Texas and it was there on February 26, 1975 that he met and received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, later surrendering to full time ministry, Jimmy enrolled in Arlington Baptist College in the fall of 1978. Upon graduation in 1983, he entered full time ministry as youth pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. He later became Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist church in Graham, Texas then Co-Pastor and then Senior Pastor of the Bible Baptist Church in Kissimmee, Florida. In July of 2008, he returned to Texas to assume the role of Executive Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Bro. McNeil has been married to his wife Susan for 33 years, since May 14, 1982. The Lord has blessed them with 4 children and two grandchildren.
Assistant Chief Ronnie Morris - Board Member
Assistant Chief Morris has been with the Grand Prairie Police Department for 17 years, after serving with two previous police agencies for four years. Over the last 21 years Assistant Chief Morris has served in all areas of the law enforcement profession to include Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, and SWAT. In 2008 he was promoted to Sergeant where he served in the Patrol Division and well as in Investigative Services. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and was assigned to the Patrol Division as a Watch Commander and later served as the Division Commander for Community Services. In 2015 Chief Morris was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and was tasked with commanding the newly formed Special Operations Division as well as serving as the Patrol Chief. In January 2017 Chief Morris was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Bureau.
Assistant Chief Morris earned a degree in Christian Education from Living Word Theological Seminary and a degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science from Waldorf University. He loves serving the citizens of the City of Grand Prairie and leading the great men and women of the Grand Prairie Police Department. Chief Morris sees law enforcement as his calling and strives daily to walk in a manner worthy of that to which he has been called.
Dr. James Ellor - Board Member
Dr. Ellor currently serves as Professor, PhD Program & Co-Director at Baylor University in Waco Texas. Dr. Ellor is also working directly with the Texas Office of Emergency Management to improve the efficiency of call outs related to emotional and spiritual care for victims. He also works with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. He previously served as Professor of Human Services and Gerontology at National - Louis University in Wheaton, Ill., for 21 years. In this capacity he also was the director of the Center for Positive Aging. Concurrent to this position, he served part-time as an on-call chaplain at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill. Previously, he was a research associate at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health. He has served on the executive committee of the Midwestern Geriatric Education Center and provides education, counseling, and planning for individuals and groups who work with seniors. His research includes work in entrostomal therapy, hunger, spiritual assessment, and intervention techniques with cognitively impaired older adults. He is married to Janet R. Ellor. They are parents of Lisa and Margaret McCormick Theological Seminary, BA from Kent State University.