About Responders Resource Center

Responders Resource Center was created when we realized there was a need inside the faith-based community to have greater levels of care during and after critical events. Our founder realized church staffs are often overworked and therefore could not keep up with the needs of people in regards to providing the highest levels of care. So, we set out to launch an extensive one-year training program to equip those who felt they had the heart to care for people but needed practical, hands on, tool rich type training.

But what happened next was we began to get requests to train agencies outside of the faith community. In response, we opened our CISM (critical incident stress management) training to all agencies and individuals and have trained hundreds in various fields how to provide the best care for their teams after a powerful event occurs. And we’ve had the privilege of placing chaplains in police and fire departments, in churches, and in training chaplains that respond through the 911 system.

But it didn’t stop there. Due to the numerous people who have taken our courses (coming in from all over the country), we have created a crisis response team (SWW CISM Team), launched a mobile response unit (Refuge Point) which deploys with first responders in order to care for them on long call outs, and regularly consult with other teams to help guide and enhance their processes. And with all the work to be done out there, we believe we’re just getting started!


Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd is the founder and CEO of the Responders Resource Center, a senior chaplain and the Lead pastor of Freedom Community Church. He created the vast majority of the courses in our chaplaincy training program and is a certified instructor of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) through UMBC. He holds a certificate of specialized training in Schools & Children Crisis Response from ICISF and UMBC, is a member of the SMART team for public school incidents and leads the CISM ASSIST team for private school incidents. He is also the clinical director of the SW Washington CISM team and is trained in the FEMA Incident Command System and National Incident Management System. It is Rob’s passion to provide excellent training for those who have a desire to assist people who have experienced events that have the potential to overwhelm them.

Mike White

Mike White is a ‘home grown’ lifelong resident of Clark County. He shares life’s’ Great Adventures with Lar Leigh, the ‘Love’ of his life for the last 54+ years. He is blessed with six incredible children (including spouses) who have increased their ‘tribe’ with 15 (three by marriage) unique and wonderful grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren! He has been active in our local community serving as a Chaplain with Fire, Police and EMS since 1979 and was part of the original development of County Wide Chaplaincy as well as pastoring for 30 years. His heart and life are woven into the fabric of our local and global community where he cares for and encourages the broken hearted in the middle of the storms of life through the ‘Ministry of God’s Presence’. Just for fun… He goes on Great Adventures with his grandchildren, is an ‘old school’ drummer, wood worker, and ‘old car’ guy.

Faith Gerber

I was a classroom teacher for 25 years, instructing students from kindergarten through college. During graduate school, I became acquainted with the team at Responders Resource Center and went through the training program. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as a chaplain alongside others at RRC. My husband, Harold, and I have two grown daughters, and live in Salem, Oregon, where I currently serve as the principal of Riviera Christian School. My heart’s desire is to equip others–both children and adults–to serve and to lead.

Ken Turney

Born and raised in Portland, OR. Married my high school Sweetheart, and just celebrated our 47th anniversary. Served U.S. Army 1972-75. Graduated with B.S. from Portland State University. Served with the Multnomah County Sheriff 1977-1984, Portland Police Bureau from 1984-2009. Retired in January of 2009 after 32 1/2 years in Law Enforcement. Served as K-9 Master both with Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) for a total of 26 years, as well as a member with Portland’s Special Emergency Response Team, (SWAT) as a K9m Operator.

Ray Orr

Ray Orr has served as 1st responder Chaplain with Cowlitz County since April of 2016. He works with all Law Enforcement agencies as well as all fire departments within Cowlitz county. He also serves as a community Chaplain for Freedom Community Church. Prior to that he served as a lay pastor on staff with Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver Washington 2010 to 2013. Ray received his chaplaincy training through Responders Resource Center and was in the first graduating class in 2015. Ray has lived in southwestern Washington and Oregon area since 1987. He retired from the Boeing company after 32 years in 2012. He has one daughter and two grandkids.

Miranda Plyler

Miranda is the pastor of care and crisis ministry at Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene where she passionate about implementing a chaplaincy-based care model that focuses on building a team of individuals trained in trauma informed ministry practices. In addition to pastoring, she is also a chaplain for the SWW CISM team. She went through the chaplain program at RRC and has used the tools she learned to help those in her community. Miranda also has over 13 years of early childhood and human development training and teaching experience. It is because of this background that she is especially drawn to walking with kids and teens through the powerful events they experience in their lives.

Miranda married her college sweetheart Nate and together they have two boys, Colton, and Conner. Miranda loves photography and spending time making memories with her family while going on random adventures. When she is at home relaxing you will usually find her snuggled with her pups and kids, reading a good book, and enjoying a cup of tea!

Shelley Servellon

Shelley Servellon has been actively participating in the Chaplaincy training program at Responders Resource Center since its inception. In addition to being a Board Member for RRC, she participates as a leader for the SWW CISM team. Shelley’s personal life experience, her work as a Chaplain for Freedom Community Church, and her specialized training in crisis response has equipped her to train others.

Wade Pack

Wade Pack is the worship pastor at Freedom Community Church, where he has been serving since 2014, and a chaplain through Freedom since 2017. Previously, Wade had been on many mission trips around the world but after his two kids were born, the mission field moved a little closer to home, with the chaplaincy providing an opportunity to serve more locally. Wade is also a member of the SW Washington CISM team and on the SMART Team, helping students and school employees through tragedy. Wade moved to the Northwest as a child and has lived in Washington or Oregon for more than 40 years. As a worship pastor, Wade says his greatest privilege is to worship, and invite others to come along into the throne room of God. He enjoys playing music in his free time and can be found in his home office/guitar room making noise, sometimes a little too late into the evening. Wade holds a B.S. in Biblical Foundations (’11) from Multnomah Bible College and a Master of Divinity from Multnomah Biblical Seminary (’16).