About Marysville Crisis Support Services
Our Story Continues
Our team members are trained in trauma informed care, critical stress management, grief support, and suicide intervention. Each member goes through 100+ hours of training. Each of us has a vested interest in crisis support. Life experiences include family members who are in law and fire; colleagues and individuals who have been impacted by cumulative stress, resulting in substance abuse and suicidal completion; and a recognition that grief and loss should never be experienced alone.
Our Role in Our Community
The services provided through MACSS and this website are offered as a resource for individuals and families facing loss and grief. It also looks to provide access to resources for 1st Responders in law enforcement and fire. We at Marysville Crisis Support Services have seen how self-care, supportive relationships, and utilizing resources can save lives, marriages and provide anonymity and peace of mind.
Stress is an essential component of daily living, yet if is not managed and handled proactively and appropriately, loss of physical health, relationships, and mental health issues can result.
Our role involves these three actions:
C.A.R.E. - our Core Values:
Greg has lived in Washington for 40 years and professionally served in secondary education and coaching, pastoral ministry and crisis support chaplaincy. In addition, he is a certified trauma informed trainer, suicide prevention trainer, and a life coach. Educationally, he holds degrees from Biola University and Fuller Seminary. He enjoys a 38-year marriage with Sharon, and they have three adult children all serving in education. Due to family connections in law enforcement and fire service, Greg, for 25 years, gives back to the first responder community with mental health support and emotional and psychological first aid. His interests include camping, reading, and listening to music.
Dan is a life-long Puget Sound resident and has lived in Marysville for 25 years. He has been a staff member at Allen Creek Community church for over 20 years and married to Brenda for 30. He has two adult daughters, loves playing the drums, experimenting with sustainable agriculture and hiking the Cascade and Olympic mountains.
Serving as Senior Pastor of Mountain View Presbyterian Church since 1996, John Mason is a Seattle native, and has served as a crisis support officer in Marysville since 1997. John is married to Kris, the Artistic Director and founder of the Seattle Children’s Chorus. The Masons have three married daughters who are all accomplished musicians. John is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University (B.A., Psychology) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M. Div.). In his free time, John loves to sing and plays several instruments…especially the Irish button-box accordion!
Dr. Tom Albright retired after thirty-nine years as a United Methodist pastor throughout Washington State, serving his last eleven years here in Marysville. He grew up in Bellingham, graduated from the University of Puget Sound and Claremont Theological School. He has lived in Marysville for twenty years. He is married to Carol, a retired teacher. They are the parents three sons: one retired from the military, one fire captain and one police sergeant. He has a special connection to first responders and the pressures they face. He loves to travel, fly fish and work in his wood shop.
Larisa has lived in Washington for several years and serves professionally in the fields of education, mental health, and child welfare. She also serves in the prayer ministry for The Bridge Christian Fellowship where she has attended since 2006. She holds a M.Ed. from Western Washington University, is married to Andrew, a law enforcement officer, has two children, and enjoys people, reading, writing, and her mini-farm pets.
Our Partners We Serve
Trainings We Offer
We provide resources through our partnerships in the community and offer trainings through our team members.
Guiding Principles To A Trauma-Informed Approach
A trauma-informed approach begins with understanding the physical, social, and emotional impact of trauma on the individual, as well as on the professionals who help them. This requires individual-centered practices and incorporates three elements:
- Realizing the prevalence of trauma.
- Recognizing how trauma affects all individuals involved with the program, organization, or system, including its own workforce.
- Responding by putting this knowledge into practice.