Paul Bricknell: Executive Director
Paul is an ordained pastor. He has 15 years experience as a youth pastor working with teens and families. Paul received his Master of Divinity from Western Seminary in Portland, OR. He and his wonderful wife, Elizabeth, have 3 children, Ada and Libby, and one on the way coming in June. Paul is also the Lead Pastor of a church plant called Rivertown Church. He has a heart for community care and discipleship.
Chaplain Doug Fields: Lead 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 Masters of Divinity Degree with a concentration 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 professional 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 Mario Gambaro: Staff 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 received extensive training in Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management, Sex Crimes Advocacy, Domestic Violence Resolution, Hostage Negotiation and Homicide 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 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.
Chaplain Tom Haan: Volunteer Chaplain
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 Degree 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 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.
Cynthia Moon: Office Volunteer