Chris is an avid student of the Scriptures and has spend nearly 14 years teaching Bible and Apologetics first to college students and then to first responders. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University. Chris’ studies included Worldview, Apologetics, Bible and Theology. Chris served several years as a Pastor at Sunset Presbyterian Church. In 1998 Chris began in the emergency services as a Reserve Officer and Chaplain where he served 12 years with a number of Police and Fire agencies. He worked with the Ministers and Police Program as the liaison to pastors and ministries with Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker. He worked as the administrator of two different medical centers before coming to Responder Life full-time in 2005, as a co-founder and Vice President of Development and was made the President of Responder Life in 2010. In 2013, Chris joined the Navigators to continue working to build disciple makers in the first responder culture around the U.S. and continues to serve at Responder Life as a speaker and trainer. Chris is married to Kristy and they have five sons, Cameron, Kellan, Keenan, Cai, and Kade. Chris and his family currently live in Sandy, Oregon. Kristy supports Chris and also serves with the first responder wives.
Tony & Germaine
Navigators Associate Staff
Sargent Tony Kollias has served in both the Military for 10 years and Law Enforcement for over 20 years. Tony is married to Germaine and they have a daughter. Tony currently serves in the Northwest. Germaine former law enforcement officer now works for Child Services.
Alex & Julie
Navigators Associate Staff
Sargent Alex Schoening has served in Law Enforcement for 22 years. Alex is married to Julie and together have four children. Alex serves in Washington.
Chad & Amy
Chad Kyser has served in both Law Enforcement for over 17 years, and the United States Air Force for 4 years. His career in Law Enforcement has allowed him to serve on transit, gang and the narcotics teams, currently he is a Detective. His wife and their 3 children live in Oregon. Amy works part-time for the Navigators (NavResponders) serving first responders and their families.
Scott & Monica
Scott is a Lt. in Oregon. He has been in Law Enforcement for over 20 years. He is currently serving in Nebraska and Florida. Scott is an avid hunter. He and his wife Monica have three children. Monica is a teacher and a Volleyball Coach.
Ronnie & Sarah
I have been a First Responder for over 22 years. Currently I am working as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Tampa for the last 17 years. I served in the U.S. ARMY as a combat medic for 8 years. I also served as a SWAT Medic with the local Sheriff’s Office for 3 years and during that time I was a Deputy Sheriff as well. My wife Sarah and I have four children. Sarah currently sells Real Estate in the Florida area.