Our Chaplains

What we do

Christian Resort Ministries is a 1 Timothy 2 ministry – under the authority of our Lord, Jesus Christ – whose focus and purpose is to fulfill the great commission of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit to go and make disciples by:
Recognizing needs
Training Christ centered leaders
Developing opportunities for ministry

Our chaplain staff are trained and qualified to work with all aspects of the resort and leisure industry. We understand the needs of campers; the requirements and the pressure managers and staff and issues people on vacation are faced with each day.

We, as a staff, “have been there” as our Chaplains have worked in the commercial world before entering the ministry of serving the resort community.

Let us be there with you with a variety of programs, from Christian programming, church services, youth activities, children’s vacation Bible school and work projects within your campground!

We are here to serve God, through and with you!

Our Chaplains


Bill & Ali live a full life because they “retired” to the ministry! All of their lives have been focused on healing, supporting, praying and coming alongside those who need help. The partnership/team approach they bring to the ministry through preaching, teaching, praying and just being there as your newest best friends is a gift from this couple to you. Bill now serves as a member of the board for Caring Resources Ministries International, and works closely with our ministry training coordinator.

Email: wgaaea@mac.com

Ed & Patty Bevill

Chaplain – Ocala Sun RV Resort

Ed is a seasoned RV Chaplain . In 2007/11, he filled in at Palmdale preaching and also preached at Holiday Out RV Park, just down the road in Los Fresnos, TX.

Ed’s down home way of preaching brings to focus the word of Jesus Christ. His humor and dedication are clear as he states his beliefs.

Come on in, sit down, listen and learn the word of God through this dedicated man of God. Ed and Patty are now serving at Ocala Sun RV Resort in Ocala, Florida.

Contact Info:

Email: ebevillg@gmail.com

Fred & Judy Connell

Chaplain at Sunscape RV Resort, Casa Grande, AZ

Al & Shairon Dickey

Chaplain at River Ranch in Rio Hondo, TX

Al and Shairon are just about as friendly a couple as you could find anywhere. They hail from the great state of Oklahoma (go Sooners). Al has a great sense of humor and Shairon tries her best to keep him in line – ha! They are newlyweds so you know they’re still adjusting. Al has an abundance of ministry experience and comes prepared to share the Word of the Lord with everyone he meets. Come by and visit – you’ll enjoy yourselves to the max.

Bob & Lois Glossenger

Chaplain – River Bend Motor Coach Resort

Chaplain Bob and Lois Gloessenger have so many stories to share about God’s grace. Over 40 years ago they left everything and headed to seminary, lived in a Winnebago and had no money to pay for tuition. Not exactly “smart”, right? Well, stepping out in faith more than once in their 40 plus years of marriage has given them the stories they have to share.

Another special story is the one about how they were blessed with their beautiful Class A motor coach. “Blessed”??? Yes indeed! This blessing will now enable them to minister this winter in the beautiful River Bend Motor Coach Resort in LaBelle, FL. Keep in touch with them at pastorbobrv@gmail.com to find out what happens next!


Jack & Karen Gregory

Chaplain and Training Coordinator

After serving many years as an RV Chaplain in the Rio Grande Valley during the winter and then working summertime at Adventure Land Amusement Park in Iowa, Jack is now a member of the board for Caring Resources Ministries Intl and our new Training Coordinator.

Jack earned his “doctoral degree” while working in Iowa. He is affectionately known in the ministry as Dr. Ice Cream. Jack will gladly tell you about Jesus as you enjoy a dish of ice cream with him.


Gary and Nancy Mathiasen

Chaplain San Pedro RV Resort

For many years, Gary has been the go to guy at San Pedro when he felt the call a few years ago to become the year round resident chaplain at the resort. If you want to hear the word of God from a person who can bring you the truth, listen to Gary.


Jim and Shirley Maxson

Chaplain at Mission Bell RV Park, Mission, TX

Jim and Shirley are fulltime RVers who serve the Lord wherever they go.  They knew the Lord had more for them to do and when Christian Resort Ministries met them we knew they were just what we were looking for in the way of Chaplains.  They now serve in that capacity full time and have found out that working for the Lord is a far better benefit package than any other out there.  You will find them loving and caring and willing to sit and listen, so come on by and sit a spell. You’ll be glad you did.

Richard McCool

Chaplain / Area Director

Richard works with existing ministries and is the Chaplain at an urgent care clinic in Eufalla OK. In November of 2008, Richard also took on the responsibility of the Chaplaincy for the Free Medical Clinic of the Ozarks. (This boy is busy…) Along with the above, he pastors a church close to his home.

When asked, Richard will tell you, he is a servant of God and honored to be called. If you are looking for a truthful conversation and a new friend, talk to Richard!

Bob & Jann Morlan


Bob and Jann hail from Illinois where almost three decades ago they started a church with a Bible Study and watched God grow the ministry to over 300 worshipers in a Sunday service! Now they live full-time in a 5th wheel, minister in the winter months in Arizona and travel in the summer.

Email: bobmorlan211@gmail.com

Bob & Barbara Ostermaier


Bob and Barbara Ostermaier are serving at Ranchero Village RV Park in Weslaco, TX in the Rio Grande Valley. When you meet them, you become family. Bob’s engaging comfort of wanting to know you and Barbara’s gift of instant friendship makes them a great Chaplain team!

Email: robertostermaier@yahoo.com

David & Twylah Squire


David and Twylah Squire hail from Minnesota and serve at Eastgate MH and RV Park in Harlingen, TX. With over 40 years of pastoral ministry, they bring a wealth of experience, Bible knowledge and musical talent to this next phase of their ministry. Come and visit; you will be encouraged and challenged by this gifted couple.

Email: david@squirehome.com

Lee and Grace Tracy

Chaplain at Lakewood RV Park, Harlingen, TX

Lee and Grace are not new to the Christian Resort Ministries (CRM) family. Last season they served fulltime as the Texas Regional Managers recruiting new Chaplains and new RV Parks looking for Chaplains. Well, he did such a great job that he recruited himself to be the Chaplain at Lakewood RV Park in Harlingen. They are an incredible couple driven by their love for the Lord and strong desire to share that love with others. As a new fulltime Chaplain, Lee is still doing recruitment work for the ministry so if you’re interested give him a call or visit our website: www.crmintl.org He would also welcome a visit anytime at Lakewood. Join them for Sunday worship.

Email: leetracy48@gmail.com

Jim & Vicki Troutman

Chaplain – Citrus Valley RV Park

Jim & Vicki are two great Chaplains. They serve at The Citrus Valley RV Park in McAllen . They love RV’ing and prayed for over 3 years for the Lord to lead them into a ministry that would allow them to serve Him and continue to travel.

Well, CRM came at just the right time and they are ready to go! Jim says, “the Lord has given us our cake and now we can eat it, too!” WOW!

Email: jamestroutman85@gmail.com

Marty & Edna Ziegler

Chaplain at Southern Comfort, Weslaco, TX

Our Board of Directors

Chairman -Chaplain Gary Laird
Chief Executive Officer – Sr Chaplain Bob Ruesch
Vice Chairman – Chaplain Dr. Bill Artherholt
Chief Financial Officer – Shairon Dickey
Treasurer – Shairon Dickey
Secretary – Vicki Troutman

Sr. Chaplain Jack Gregory – Board Member
Chaplain Lee Tracy – Board Member

Member Emeritus    – Chaplain Jerry Donahoo

Email: infocrminternational@gmail.com