Welcome Dr. James Ellor to our Crisis Response Ministry Board of Directors

Crisis Response Ministry would like to welcome Dr. James Ellor as the newest member of our Board of Directors. 

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. 

 

CRM Collin County at Tree of Angels Dedication, Collin County Courthouse

 CRM Collin County Chaplains with District Attorney Greg Willis

CRM Collin County Chaplains with District Attorney Greg Willis

Some of our CRM Collin County Chaplains had the opportunity to attend the Tree of Angels dedication on Friday, December the 9, 2016 at the Collin County Courthouse.  The Tree of Angels is sponsored by the Collin County District Attorney’s office and the Collin County Crime Victim Council of which the Collin County Chapter is a part of.  The Tree of Angels is in support of crime victims and allows families to place personalized ornaments on the tree in support and remembrance of victims of violent crime.  We were honored to be able to provide emotional and spiritual support to some of these families.

Crisis Response Ministry Welcomes Three New Board Members

Glenn Cato, our Interim Chairman of the Board has announced that Crisis Response Ministry has three new CRM Board members.

Joshua Moseley, MS, NREMT

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

Pleasant View Baptist Church

Arlington, Texas

 

Pastor Jimmy has been instrumental in his support of Don Gieseke's effort to launch and grow the Tarrant County Chapter.  He will be one of our Directors on the CRM Board representing the Faith Community.

 

Assistant Chief Ronnie Morris

Grand Prairie Police Department

 

Assistant Chief Ronnie Morris was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Chief with the Grand Prairie Police Department.  He will be one of our Directors on the CRM Board representing Law Enforcement.

 

We look forward to what God has in store for us in the coming year.  We are thankful for the diverse skills and abilities that our Board brings to the table in leading us.  We thank you for your prayers as God makes His will known to us.

 

Gaye Gardner

CRM Deputy Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big X Training Exercise 2016

  Big X Training Exercise 2016       

Big X Training Exercise 2016

 

 

Big X 2016 is a 16‐county regional training exercise sponsored by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTOG) on behalf of its 240 local government members comprised of cities, counties, independent school districts, and special districts throughout the North Central Texas Region.  Thank you to our CRM Grand Prairie Chapter and other volunteers for participating in this event.

FEMA Certificate of Honorable Mention to ACDN

 FEMA Certificate of Honorable Mention

FEMA Certificate of Honorable Mention

The Arlington Christian Disaster Network was presented this award for our community preparedness by Randy Meshell, the Federal Preparedness Coordinator for FEMA Region 6.  The Tarrant County Chapter of CRM is a very active part of the ACDN.  Region 6 includes five states – Texas and the surrounding four states.  To receive this award is very prestigious considering how many other response organizations were considered. 

CRM Volunteers at Prairie vs Grambling Game

Crisis Response Ministries was proud to support the Dallas Police Department this past weekend in support of the Grambling vs Prairie View event.  CRM provided meals for DPD officers, participated in ride-outs and generally loved on the officers.  God was at work in a huge officer response where we gave out three times the number of meals as compared to last year.  The Lord providentially provided us with the additional food without us knowing about the coming need.  Officers stayed to chat and visit.  Relationships were created and officers were encouraged

  CRM Volunteers at Prairie View/Grambling Deployment

CRM Volunteers at Prairie View/Grambling Deployment

September 11 A Day of Remembrance

 September 11, 2016 15th Anniversary  A Day of Remembrance, McKinney, Texas

September 11, 2016 15th Anniversary

A Day of Remembrance, McKinney, Texas

Crisis Response Ministry Founder, Michael Loesch, Collin County Chapter Director, Gaye Gardner and Chaplain Glen Roberts were blessed and honored to attend the September 11, A Day of Remembrance in McKinney, Texas.  The keynote speaker was one of Michael's fire service heros, Chief Rick Lasky (pictured with Michael Loesch). Chief Lasky is the author of the book, "Pride and Ownership, a Firefighters Love for the Job" as well as other books.  The welcome was given by McKinney Mayor, Brian Loughmiller (pictured with Gaye Gardner, Michael Loesch and Glen Gardner). The invocation was given by State Representative Scott Sanford. The Presentation of Colors was given by McKinney Fire Department and Police Department Color Guard.  The National anthem was song by Ronnie Taylor from the McKinney Fire Department.  Present were retired members and current members of the New York City Police Department with memories shared by Gus Cabarcus, Retired NYPD.  Tolling of the Bell was done by Travis Irick, McKinney Fire Department. The 21 Gun Salutewas done by the Collin County Sheriff's Honor Guard. Taps were played by Jess Christensen, CCSO.  The Presentation of Flags was done by McKinney Fire and Police Color Guard and State Representative Scott Sanford.  The Benediction was given by Michael Loesch, Founder of Crisis Relief Ministry.  Closing comments were given by Chief Danny Kistner, McKinney Fire Department.

The ceremony honored the sacrifices that were made 15 years ago as well as the sacrifices that continue to be made. "We will never forget"!