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!
Larry brings a ray of Michigan sunshine to the RV ministry. After reading an article about what a Chaplain’s responsibility is in an RV park, he was called to do just that. He has a BA in Christian Studies from Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky; MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; and a Doctorate of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio.
However, with all these credentials, he is a person who communicates the word of Jesus to inspire and create in you a desire to learn more.
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.
Talk about taking a long way to Arizona. How about coming from Maryland every winter? I guess that isn’t a stretch if you consider Ed is a retired highway patrolman on the east coast. So driving is not an issue. Now Ed and Lee steer people toward eternity by sharing the love and commitment of Jesus Christ. Ed is just the ticket to learning about your eternal destiny.
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.
Fred and Judy come from the Mile High State of Colorado, where Fred served as a pastor for over four decades. He is also an EMT, so he can help heal you when you are hurting physically and emotionally. If you want to know two individuals that are focused on where God will lead them, that would be Fred and Judy. In a few minutes, you will be friends for life.
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.
Ron accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord as a young boy and continued to follow Him in varying degrees throughout his life. After his retirement 4 years ago, he purchased a home in Arizona and became active in The Church at Superstition Buttes. With increased Bible Study and fellowship and a close relationship with Pastor Bob Morland, his relationship with Christ became the central part of his life. He became more and more active in the life of the church in Arizona helping in church services and leading Bible Studies, and then preaching and teaching each week at the services during the pastor’s decline in health. When Pastor Bob graduated to heaven, Ron was asked by his fellow church members, and lead by the Lord, to accept the position as Pastor of The Church at Superstition Buttes. In the summer of 2022, he was licensed as a Pastor and was ordained through his Minnesota home church. Ron has been accepted as Chaplain to his park by CRM and ministers there in the park and the church.
Branden and Sheila are from Missouri and will show you the path to eternity in Jesus Christ.
Here are a couple committed to the ministry of Jesus Christ! They are homeschooling their high school son, Wyatt, and teaching others about who Jesus Christ is and how eternally important He is for their lives.
Branden pastored two churches, has eight years of Bible College, and formally worked with the John 3:16 ministry. Sheila is a professional graphic designer (take a look at our newsletter and you will see just how gifted she is with her craft.)
When you first meet John and his wife Edith Ellen, you will find a comfortable relationship has already started from this couple from the breadbasket of the United States. John is ordained through the Assembly of God and has served for 35 years as a pastor and ten years in hospice ministry. Both John and his wife are frontline prayer warriors, who are not afraid to bring into focus the clarity and need for prayer. Coffee and conversation talking about Christianity are always on the family table when you are around them.
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.
If you’re interested in serving as an RV Chaplain in the state of Florida, you can reach Bob at the email address below.
He will be happy to talk with you and help you find a place to minister.
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.
Mike and Mickie have been full time Evangelists for the past 5 years (2018-2022) ministering in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona with their home base being the coast of Oregon. They have been traveling and presenting as Mike and Mickie Ministries to a variety of churches. They started a music ministry providing music to churches who had no musical worship. Quickly, however, they found themselves preaching along with their musical ministry at workshops, retreats, RVparks, various celebrations, public Military recognitions, Christian radio stations, and concerts. Mike and Mickie are ordained as Pastors, and have discovered there’s nothing in life that compares to serving the One True God and living in and by faith. In the Fall of 2022, Mike was accepted as a CRM Chaplain where both he and his wife, Mickie, serve the people and the Lord at Trails End Resort in Weslaco, Texas.
It was in 2021 that Doug and Arlene were in the chaplain position at Sunshine RV Resort. A lot can transpire in a year! Doug tossed his well-qualified hat into the ring as the ministry was looking for a new CEO. Doug’s (and Arlene’s) expertise in ministry business propelled them to the top of the selection committee’s list, and Doug assumed the CEO position of the ministry on June 3, 2022.
Chaplain Doug brings a new and exciting vision and direction to the resort ministry. It will be more than exciting to see where God leads.
LaRue and Celia come from excellent stock! These North Dakota residents invest their time in Arizona in the winter visiting resort residents when they are in the hospital or home, not feeling quite up to par. The gentle caring hearts of the Jundts are prevalent in their depth of caring and commitment to helping those who are under the weather. You cannot find a better couple to help you, that is just the Jundt way.
Talk about a busy couple from the great state of Texas. It is best described in their words – Love the Lord Jesus and His people and want to serve. ” I am an ordained minister since the 1970s. My wife and I served as missionaries for 8 years and pastored a non-denominational Cowboy church for 10 years.”
They did not mention they are members of The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team!
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.
Shirley, and her late husband Jim, were fulltime RVers who served the Lord wherever they would go. Several years ago they came to Christian Resort Ministries and served tirelessly at Mission Bell RV Park in Mission, TX. Shirley is now a “Texan by choice” and continues to serve the Lord as the Administrative Support for the Chaplains serving in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. You will find Shirley a very loving and caring friend who is willing to sit and listen, so come on by sometime and sit a spell. You’ll be glad you did.
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!
Mark and Stacy are from the state of Florida where they left their successful careers to follow Jesus. They have an extensive ministry background ranging from street preaching and evangelism to facilitating church services in all types of environments. When God called them to RV ministry life they obeyed. That call led them to join forces with CRM and to serving the wonderful folks at Mission West Resort RV Park in Palmview. They are living on faith full time in their motorhome with all of their earthly possessions in tow as they actively seek to serve God by sharing the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ with others as God leads!
Larry and Nancy are Bible school graduates and have pastored and ministered in many church settings, music ministries, prayer lines, and even set up a Bible college in the Central American country of Belize. They came down to Edinburg, Texas, for the winter and stayed at the Citrus RV Mobile Home Park. They were told about Christian Resort Ministries, applied for a position as Chaplain, and were accepted by both CRM and the park. Larry and Nancy have a passion to help people find Jesus as their Savior before they leave this earth.
Bob and Barbara Ostermaier served at Ranchero Village RV Park in Weslaco, TX in the Rio Grande Valley for over a decade. They have recently retired, whatever that means. But they are still residents at Ranchero Village RV Park. When you meet them, you become part of the family. Bob’s engaging comfort of wanting to know you and Barbara’s gift of instant friendship makes them a great Chaplain team, even in “retirement.”
Jay was a firefighter for 27 years and in law enforcement, another three. Now, he and his wife are fighting the fire of eternal damnation, bringing people to Christ, one person at a time. Hailing from Michigan, they love investing the winter in sunny, warm Texas. When you meet them, you will discover a loving, caring, Christ-directed couple you can trust.
Roger comes from West Virginia, where he is a member of the Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church. He has been a ruling elder and has a career in management. Now, he manages his time sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ serving as a Chaplain. To describe Roger, it is best to use his words; “I am a Missionary with Mission to The World (retired). A love of God wanting to serve in a corner of his vineyard.”
Doug Schmitt is a retired mechanic/welder. He and his wife Candy have served the Lord in many ways in their local church in Kansas. They also were members of the Gideon ministry for many years before the Lord called Doug to serve as a CRM Chaplain in Donna, Texas. Doug has a passion for evangelism, and he and Candy have a desire to share the love of Jesus with everyone in their path. Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) says, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
David and Twylah Squire are from Minnesota and have served 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 phase of their ministry. They have retired from the ministry but still will serve where needed.
When you meet Dean and Shelley, you become instant friends and family! They have been serving the Lord for over twenty-one years as a pastor couple. Now, they are ministering to the RV community as chaplains.
They hail from Oklahoma. These two sooners will bring you the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and maybe even a cup of coffee, adding a hug for good measure.
Lee and Grace are not new to the Christian Resort Ministries (CRM) family. They are an incredible couple driven by their love for the Lord and a strong desire to share that love with others. Lee is doing recruitment work for the ministry so if you’re interested, email him. He would also welcome a visit anytime. Join them for Sunday worship as he is the new Chaplain at Ranchero Village.
Jim has been called to pastor a church in Eldorado, Texas, after serving well past a decade in the RV ministry. Vicki is continuing to serve as an advisor to the Christian Resort ministry, which is a blessing to have her (and Jim’s guidance) to craft the direction of the ministry. (See you never retire.)
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!
Bill and Dena Wade come to the Rio Grande Valley from the state of Maine. Bill is an Ordained minister, and Dena holds a degree in Christian Counseling. They have many years in pastoral ministry and a passion for the RV lifestyle. When God presented the opportunity to join CRM, put those two passions together, and become the Chaplain for Mission Bell and Trade Winds RV Resorts in Mission, TX, they gladly accepted the invitation. Both Bill and Dena love ministering to the 55+ generation by presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and in any other way they can. Through the years, God has been preparing them for this ministry ”for such a time as this.”
Scotty and Mel serve in a dual capacity. They are also managers of Breeze Lake RV Park, as well as the chaplain there. Hailing from Iberia, Missouri, they will show you the way to salvation through theology, love, and action. Mel, if she could, would feed the world with food and she not only does a lot of feeding to shut-ins in the park but gives loving nourishment everywhere she goes. If you are looking for a smile, look to Scotty. That guy is always happy.
Talk about commitment, talent and as they say “Yee Hallelujah!” Greg and Suzie travel the USA bringing the good news of the Gospel to churches, RV resorts, and many other places where they share, sing, pray and uplift anyone who is around them. They make their home in Texas when not traveling, and their favorite sweet? Well, what do you think it might be? York Peppermint Patties, of course, and there is always an abundance of the candy when you are around them.
Marty and Edna are a driving force at Southern Comfort RV Park. Their unbounded energy comes from a career of teaching in public schools and serving in their local church. In the summer, they travel and serve at youth camps as counselors, and listeners, and keep the enthusiasm at a high level.
When you meet them, you are instantly their very best friends, even though you just met them. Their love for Christ and engaging personalities are always on 24/7. (That is why they can serve TWO parks at the same time!)
Chairman -Dr. Bill Artherholt
Chief Executive Officer – Douglas Hollums
Vice Chairman –
Chief Financial Officer–Shairon Dickey
Board Secretary – Mary Jacobson
Texas Administrator – Shirley Maxson
Chaplain to the Board – John Gale
Board Member (Iowa) – Sr. Chaplain Jack Gregory
Board Member (Texas) – Chaplain Lee Tracy
Board Member (Florida) – Chaplain Bob Glossenger
Board Member (Arizona) – Pastor Richard Freeze
Board Member – Dr. Bill Burdett
Oklahoma Advisor – Richard McCool
Advisor Emeritus to the Board – Robert N. Ruesch