Our Staff

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 an instructor and is past 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

Our Volunteer Chaplains

Laurie Gruel
Paul Robbins
Vernon Owens
Bret Tremble
Mike Palmieri

Greg Carter
Jim Cooper
Heather Dvorak
Steve Ernst
Eric Mattox
Kat Milicent
Ryan Oswalt
Krista Weeks
Shane Williams
Jake Zellerhoff



Our Board

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.

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.

Tina Hammack
Board Member
Tina is an administrative assistant for the Columbia Basin Baptist Association. She has been involved in ministry and non-profit work for many years in Southeast Washington State.

Dave Hare
Board Member
Dave is a retired fire chief from Pasco, WA. He has been involved in fire service and church ministry nearly his entire life, growing up and serving in Tri-Cities, WA.