CRI Team

The CRI team is comprised of men and women that have graciously given of their time and experience to serve the cause.

Sean Malone

Founder, Director, Chairman

Sean found a front row seat at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. Here he provided lighting for the search and rescue operations. This is where the seeds for being involved in crisis response work were planted. In 2007 he officially launched Crisis Response International. Since then, CRI has trained thousands of responders to reach the Harvest in the midst of crisis.

Laura Malone

Co-Founder, Board Member

Laura is a coffee drinker and a solutions engineer, in that order. She loves using her creativity to mentor others in creating their own stories. Laura has spent years working under pressure and keeping the balance. She has even packed up and moved her family 14 times in 15 years. The ARC school was a vision she dreamed up years ago at a Heidi Baker conference. It was pulling on her desire to train and send mature believers who each have a heart to be sent out un-offended. People who know who they are and what they are called to do. Currently she lives with her husband, three of their five children and their one year old dogter, Roxy. She accepts payment in the form of Starbucks gift cards and shoulder massages.

Mike Wyatt

Deployment Director

Mike Wyatt is a retired US Army Medical Service Corps Officer. He served in Iraq in a MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) as the Deputy Commander. In recent years he deployed to Haiti and Nepal immediately following the earthquakes. His years in the military, YWAM, and as an executive in a local ministry have positioned him well to serve in the area of deployment for the CRI team. Mike also has a passion for establishing a “Place of Refuge” in his local community.

Karen Wyatt

CRI Information Officer

Karen has a heart to carry His presence into crisis situations – Especially in international settings. She is a certified chaplain with IAOCC. Karen has owned several businesses and has extensive experience in the marketplace and sales. She has been in 15 nations and served in Haiti immediately following the earthquake. She’s also had the honor to serve in Kurdistan in 2016 at the House of Hope. Karen is the proud Mother of 3 children and a grandmother of 9. We are so happy to have Karen as a part of our team!

Mary Leonard

Head Chaplain

Mary helped to develop the Chaplaincy Department in the early days of CRI, and now serves as the head chaplain. She is a gifted teacher and encourager who has an urgency to see the Body of Christ equipped to minister in crisis. She expects a great harvest of souls in the context of crisis. Mary is an ordained minister, a police and fire chaplain, a licensed massage therapist. She also has extensive experience ministering in personal and mass crisis. She and her husband Bob live in Kansas City, where he is on staff with IHOPKC, and they have two grown children.

Valerie Cooper

CRI Staff

Val entered the world of disaster relief after her CRI training in 2011 at the ARC School in California.  She’ll tell you that the Lord surprised and challenged her heart in a life-changing way that year. He gave her a clear invitation to prepare herself to follow Him to the hard and dark places of the earth. After her training, she jumped on board with CRI as the deployment coordinator.  She has participated in many deployments nationally and internationally. She also finds immense joy in ministering to people in their time of greatest need.  Her heart longs to see the Body of Christ prepared, trained,​ ​and equipped, as His representative in the earth. Val lives in Colorado with her husband and enjoys time with family and exploring nature.

Patty Myers

CRI Staff

Patty Myers has been with CRI since the fall of 2009, where she attended her first Crisis Response Training in Kansas City. Her first deployment was to Haiti in early 2010 and since then she has deployed many times, both nationally and internationally.  She is a CRI senior chaplain, executive administrator, facilitator, and serves as our MC at training events. Locally she also serves as a first responder chaplain in Deschutes County.  She is creative, administrative and a gifted intercessor. Patty has a passion to see people move in their original design and calling, stepping into what God ordained them to be, and do, from the foundation of time. She currently lives in Central Oregon with her husband Philip and their furry friend, Rilee. They love spending quality time with their 2 daughters and grandsons, and they enjoy the Pacific Northwest with all it has to offer.

Brad Lewis

CRI Staff

Brad is currently in School For Data science and Business Analytics at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Brad began his time with CRI  in 2016. He worked to help refine our deployment and training registrations, along with other key technical data entry.  He also worked to help prepare  the online academy for it’s debut in 2016 and now serves as CRI’s bookkeeper. On his time off, Brad enjoys fishing, sailing, and being outdoors. He has served on missions in the United States through the years with various groups. These include the Appalachian Service Project and is a welcome addition to our team.

Richard Tucker

CRI Staff

Richard has a deep desire for others to experience the Father heart of God, especially those that have experienced deep traumas.  He spent 18 years in the marketplace as an industrial engineer in a corporate logistics group.  The Lord then very clearly invited his family into full time missions work.  While serving on the IHOPKC mission base for the past seven years, Richard has been a leader with Prisoners of Hope ministering the compassion of Jesus to those who have been exploited through human sex trafficking, prostitution, or other forms of abuse.  Richard, Gillian, and their seven children have just moved to Wilmington, NC in December 2017 where he is serving to strengthen the Deployment department.

Deb Bolles

CRI Academy

Deb found CRí in 2012 where she was trained at one of our favorite locations, Prince William Forest Park. Like most of our staff, she  has since deployed on numerous occasions to Hurricane Sandy, WV, Baton Rouge, and Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, and Maria. She most enjoys the Mobile Kitchen and cooking and serving food to those in need (while dancing of course!). Deb is currently serving as the director of our Online Academy.  Locally she is coaching a boy’s JV Basketball team where she lives in Western NY.  Her passions include, missions (which she has been involved in for the past 22 years and has traveled to 6 different countries for short-term outreaches), teaching, training, kayaking, hiking and golfing.

Garth Schultheis

Board Member

Garth Schultheis is the Director of the Durango House of Prayer. He is also a real estate investor, as well as a licensed real estate agent. He lives in Durango, Colorado with his wife of 24 years, Kirsten. Together they have 2 adult children,Brooke and Skylar. Garth was saved at a young age and grew up in a local Baptist church.  In his early 20’s he experienced 2 traumatic events. His longtime friend was tragically killed at the age of 23, and soon after he had an intense dream about Hell.

Garth cried out to the Lord to reveal His tangible manifest presence and over the next 4 years, God settled him in Durango. Here, He surrounded him with Spirit filled believers where he was radically changed, baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire, forever undone. Since that time, he and his wife “Kiki” have been praying and believing God for transformation of their city. He has a strong calling for the prophetic and intercession, and loves to see people saved, healed and set free.

Chuck Aldredge

Board Member

Chuck has served on the CRI Board of Directors since 2013.  His initial CRI training was in Cyprus.  During his time with CRI he has deployed in several areas. This includes the Baton Rouge flood, the Syrian refugees in Greece and internal refugees in Ukraine.

Before he retired in 2014, he served Safeway Stores as a Director of Strategic Global Sourcing efforts. There, he traveled throughout Asia as liaison for all Safeway’s bay area business units.  Before his time at Safeway, Chuck served as Vice President of Del Monte Foods – Strategic Initiatives. While there, he led a team of over 100 men and women executing several mergers/acquisitions around the globe.

Additionally, he holds a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California. He taught Marketing, Distribution and Business Management in several California Colleges. With his wife Jodi, he leads worship in several churches with a primary focus at their home fellowship in Danville.

Chuck also serves on its Board of Elders with focus on missions.  Through them, he has served in Ethiopia and in regional partnerships with inner city churches.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Danville Community Band and is a member of a men’s gospel quartet. He and Jodi live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have two adult children and two grandchildren.