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:

We show up to provide emotional and psychological first aid to those facing unexpected grief and trauma.

We partner with law and fire departments to assist on scene and follow up with personnel.

We train groups and organizations in trauma informed practices and suicide prevention.

C.A.R.E. - our Core Values:


Loss and heartbreak are not what define you.

Our Team

Greg Kanehen

Greg Kanehen

Executive Director

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 Hazen

Dan Hazen

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.

John Mason

John Mason

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!

Tom Albright

Tom Albright

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 Koenig

Larisa Koenig

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.

Scott Wykes

Scott Wykes

Dr. Scott Wykes originates from the State of Maine but has called Tulalip home for the past 18 years. The son of a State Trooper and the stepson of a firefighter, civil servitude became ingrained in him leading to pursue a career in law enforcement. However, a parallel calling into Christian service led him to bible college, seminary, and then doctoral training earning a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at UNC. The move to Washington presented an opportunity to purchase and operate Fountaingate Psychological and Family Services in Marysville where he has been conducting mental health counseling since 2004. Scott lives with his family including 5 children and pets, Jazz and Ruger.

Our Partners We Serve


Trainings We Offer

We provide resources through our partnerships in the community and offer trainings through our team members.

Trauma-Informed Care

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:

  1. Realizing the prevalence of trauma.
  2. Recognizing how trauma affects all individuals involved with the program, organization, or system, including its own workforce.
  3. Responding by putting this knowledge into practice.

Identify. Understand. Respond.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

Information Request

To request information or to inquire about upcoming trainings, please reach out so we can respond.

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

– Albert Pike

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