Chuck Chadwick, Founder/ President - NOCSSM | Gatekeepers Security Services | Christian Security Institute
Chuck Chadwick is the Founder and President of the NOCSSM™ - National Organization for Church Security and Safety Management™ which has helped thousands of churches throughout America with security and safety issues that concern all churches both large and small.
He is the licensed security manager and president of Gatekeepers Security Services who’s Gatekeepers Program™ has put hundreds of armed Gatekeepers in churches across Texas.
He is also the president of the Christian Security Institute™ which trains church security teams in regulated and non-regulated states.
Chuck was the past Director of Security for several large Mega Church in, Texas.
His three decades of private security experience, and over a decade in the Church security field enables him to address the unique security issues faced by churches of all sizes.
Chuck's credentials includes Certified Protection Specialist through Executive Security International, a Certified Law Enforcement Firearms instructor, a Certified PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor and a Licensed Level 3 & 4 Security instructor through the Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau.
Jeff Kowell, Former Director of Life Safety | New Life Church
I retired as a First Sergeant from the US Army in 2004 with 20 years of service, and I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, received the US Army Combat Action Badge and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. I have served in Kosovo, Panama and Honduras. After retiring from the US Army, I worked as a Program Security Manager protecting a large classified government contract.
Prior to the shooting at New Life Church in December 2007, I volunteered as a Team Leader with the Security Team at New Life Church. As a result of the tragic shooting at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the security teams ability to respond quickly, I was called to serve on the ministry staff of New Life Church in February 2008 as the Director of the Life Safety Ministry, overseeing the security of the 10,000+ member church.
I have been certified as a Defensive Tactics Instructor and have completed ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) through the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association and with the Amarillo, TX SWAT Team. I am a graduate of Concordia College in NY and have a degree in Behavioral Science.
Last, but not least: I am happily married for almost 38 years and have two children 35 and 34 years old.
I retired from New Life Church in August of 2017. As the Director of Life Safety, I led the New Life Church Security and Medical Teams. The Life Safety Ministry touched all activities at New Life Church as we served the body of Christ. I feel that Life Safety is a “priestly duty” and that we serve God’s people body, soul, and spirit to create a safe environment where everyone can worship, fellowship and draw near to our Lord Jesus without distraction.
Bob Klamser is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Crisis Consulting International.
Bob Klamser is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Crisis Consulting International. Bob retired from a 23-year law enforcement career in 1994. During that career he held a wide range of responsibilities, including command of a criminal investigation unit, command of a hostage negotiation team and command of the operations section of a municipal government’s emergency operations center. In addition to his responsibilities with Crisis Consulting International, Bob has served as missions pastor and administrator of a large Southern California church. He also serves on the Professional Services Network for Missio Nexus.
Bob has presented training seminars and conducted consultations involving hundreds of organizations throughout the world. He has personally participated in hostage negotiations in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He has provided other crisis management and security services throughout the world.
Bob earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in management and executive leadership. He has published professional articles and has conducted pre-publication editorial review for two international security management books. He is a frequent conference and workshop speaker and has appeared as an expert commentator and as a technical consultant on several major television networks. He and his wife, a retired police officer, reside in Southern California.
Dr. Sean Lawler, Tactical Instructor, NREMT, Active Shooter Defense Instructor and Federal Agent
Dr. Sean Lawler earned his Doctor of Management degree from Colorado Technical University within the concentration of Homeland Security Studies. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy (studying national security and counter-terrorism) and served as a Human Intelligence Case Officer/Combat Interrogator before becoming an AF Aircraft Commander and Instructor Pilot. He has served for more than 12 years as a federal law enforcement officer.
Dr. Lawler has conducted doctoral-level research within the related fields of active shooter defense and countering a terrorist attack upon a school. He has studied under subject matter experts in the field, including Dr. John Giduck, who is one of the leading experts on terrorist attacks against schools (including the attack on a school in Beslan, Russia and the attack on Virginia Tech).