Chaplain William "Bill" Lotz, D.Min., CCISM


Executive Director

Bill is the founder and executive director of Chaplain Services Network. He began his involvement in emergency services as a firefighter with Cowlitz County WA in 1978. Bill has a degree in Forest Management and fought fire with the US Forest Service in North Idaho. He was a Firefighter EMT with Benton County Fire Dist#1 while also serving as a local pastor. Bill began a chaplain program with BCFD#1 and Kennewick Fire which has grown to become Chaplain Services Network, serving emergency services agencies in Southeast Washington.
Bill has a Master of Divinity Degree and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gateway Seminary. He has a CCISM certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and teaches CISM courses throughout the US and Canada. He  also serves as the Training Director for the Federation of Fire Chaplains and is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
CONTACT William Lotz - William.Lotz@ChapServ.Net - 509-438-4440

Steve Ernst

Board Member

Steve is pastor of Richland Lutheran Church in Richland, WA. He has served as a Fire Chaplain in SE Washington State and as a Police Chaplain in Southern California. 

Grant Baynes

Board Member

Grant is Executive Director of Senior Life Resources in Richland, WA and is former Fire Chief of Richland Fire and EMS.