Warrior 180° Foundation is a Christ centered organization that has been established to:
- To reach out to military, veterans and their families with the saving grace of Jesus Christ, by teaching and training in local communities.
- Come alongside the military, veterans and their family members to provide: comfort, support, resources, hope and help for the struggles they are facing.
- Challenge the church to be faithful in supporting those who have put their lives on the line and supported our country. We will provide by teaching and preaching to encourage the church.
Abraham Lincoln said “To care for him who shall have borne the battle.” Jeff is a son of an Army Veteran and grew up in South Dakota. He has an undergrad in Psychology and his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care. Jeff has 22 years of full time church pastoral experience, a Chaplain Residency at the Cleveland Clinic and most recently served eight years as a hospital Chaplain for Intensive Care and trauma in the Emergency room at a hospital KY. He served eight years with the United States Army Reserves as the Battalion Chaplain and is a Master trainer for US Army. It was following a deployment to Iraq /Kuwait in 2010-11 that the Lord gave Jeff the vision for Warrior 180 Foundation. Jeff has witnessed hundreds who returned home from deployments that have not received the care needed and believes that this is the time for our country to stand up and support its military.
Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they walk and not grow faint”.
Criss is the daughter of an Airforce Veteran, and also sister to a Retired Army CPT and sister in law to an active Army Reserve LTC. Criss & Jeff have a son who served two tours of duty in the war on terrorism in the middle east before receiving a purple heart and medical discharge from the Army. Criss has a varied back ground from beautician, librarian assistant, nanny, accounting to now having her own sewing company. She loves being a mother of her children including her most recent addition of a son-in-law. One of her joys is being a grandmother to Bryce, although distance has made it tough to spend the time she yearns for with him. Criss is the organized / detailed piece of WARRIOR 180 FOUNDATION. As Executive Assistant she works on the schedule, emails and business details.
Gal 2:20 (The Message) “I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that.”