Chaplain Tom Haan: Staff Chaplain, Executive Director
Tom is an ordained Christian Reformed Pastor who has served four congregations. Tom has been serving as a Chaplain since 2012. Tom has a Master of Divinity Dregree from Calvin Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tom is also a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Tom is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplains Academy held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Academy in Burien. Tom has also completed training in Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management. Tom previously worked as a hospital and hospice chaplain, is a published author on the subject of crisis ministry and has operated a counseling practice for several years beginning in 2001. Tom is married to his wonderful wife (Marilyn) and resides in Longview.
Chaplain Mario Gambaro: Senior Chaplain
Mario is an ordained Southern Baptist Elder/Minister who has been serving as a Chaplain since 2009. Mario has degrees in Criminal Justice, Health Science and Nursing. He has also attended Golden Gate Seminary. Mario holds a Senior Chaplains status with the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplains Academy held at the Washington State Justice Academy in Burien. Mario has recieved extensive training in Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, Sex Crimes Advocacy, Domestic Violence Resolution, Hostage Negotiation and Homocide Scene Management. Mario has also served as commissioned police officer with the Longview Police Department and is a graduate of the Washington State Police Academy. In addition, He has also served as certified Washington State Fire Instructor and as a Designated Mental Health professional providing crisis care in the community. Mario is married to his wonderful wife (Nancy) and resides in Longview.
Chaplain Doug Fields: Staff Chaplain
Doug is an ordained Southern Baptist Pastor who is has been serving as a full time/Salaried Chaplain with Cowlitz Chaplaincy since 2012. Doug has a Mastors of Divinity Degree with a concentraion in Pastoral Care from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in N.C. He also has a certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Virginia Baptist School of Pastoral Care. Doug has experience as a proffessional hospital chaplain, pastoral counselor and as a volunteer firefighter and rescue worker. He is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplains Academy held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Academy in Burien. He also has training in Crisis Intervention, Bereavement Intervention, and Critical Incident Stress Management. Doug is married to a wonderful wife(Laura) and has two awesome young children. Doug resides in Longview.
Chaplain Flip Eiland: Senior Volunteer Chaplain
Chaplain Flip is an ordained Bi-vocational Southern Baptist pastor who has been volunteering with Cowlitz Chaplaincy since 2009. Flip is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplains Academy held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Academy in Buren. Flip also has had additional training in Critical Incident Stess Management, Suicide Prevention, and Crisis Intervention. Flip is member of the Cowlitz County Search & Rescue Organization and is an EMT affiliate with Cowlitz Fire District 6. In 2011 Flip recieved additional training and was appointed a Chaplain for the Washington State Patrol & Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife. Flip works full time for Georgia Pacific and volunteers when available for Cowlitz Chaplaincy and Washington State Patrol. Flip is married to a wonderful wife (Crystal) and has two grown children who live locally. Flip resides in Longview.
Chaplain Francisco Uribe: Volunteer Chaplain
Francisco is an ordained Southern Baptist Pastor who has served as a Chaplain since 2014. He is also serving as full time Pastor/Church Planter with the North American Mission Board. Francisco is bilingual (Spanish/English) coming from Colombia South America. He has a degree in law, specializing in commercial law. Francisco also has a degree in Biblical Studies from a seminary in Columbia, and Rio Grande Bible College in Texas. He is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplains’ Academy held at the Washington State Justice Academy in Burien, WA. Francisco has extensive training in crisis intervention, mental health first aid and pastoral counseling. Francisco is married to his wonderful wife Luz Angela and resides in Kelso with his two awesome daughters Maria C. and Juanita.
Chaplain Caliatra Reisterer: Volunteer Chaplain
Caliatra has been an ordained licensed minister since 2001. She is a member of Renewed Hope Church in Vancouver WA. She worked for 4 years as a rape advocate and 5 years as a CASA volunteer, and a counselor for 2 years for Catholic Charites Rose Haven serving the homeless in Portland. Caliatra also worked with “Call to Rescue” an agency committed to rescue and training on human trafficking. She also trained with the Portland Police chaplain program. Caliatra has received extensive training in crisis intervention, sex crimes advocacy, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking. Caliatra has been married 44 years to her husband Ken and has 5 children. Caliatra’s youngest child is adopted from Haiti. Their family lives in Woodland WA.
Chaplain Ray Orr: Volunteer Chaplain
Ray Orr is an ordained chaplain through the Freedom Community Church and Revolution Resource Center in Vancouver, WA. Since 2008 Ray has served as a leader of Men’s Integrity Groups, Care Team Leader, Pre-Marital and Pastoral Counselor. He is also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and Crisis Intervention. In 2015 Ray and his wife Jean moved to Woodland, WA. They are blessed with a daughter and two grandchildren.
Cynthia Moon: Office Volunteer