Bob & Barb Ruesch
Position: Sr. Chaplain - Director of Ministry
Bob has been associated with the resort community for over 5 decades. (No, that doesn't make him old, just well informed!?) In 2004 he received his 40 year service pin from the YMCA of the Rockies and retired from the "Y" in 2007.
Raised in a resort/camp atmosphere, he has developed an in-depth understanding of the needs and support that is needed to work with guests, staff and management.
Before entering the mission field, Bob and his wife, Barbara, owned a graphic art studio and local newspaper. They have been missionaries since 1996 and have traveled over 200,000 miles in their motor coach serving missions, campgrounds and churches designing printed material, giving marketing advice and producing digital videos.
Bob believes we are a nation of "gas pedals" we travel, travel, and travel again and again. Many people are vacationing and working in RV parks, and what a better place to have a church?
Bob and Barb also consult with local churches on marketing positions in the community, outreach resources and work with church associations on various teaching projects.
In the winter Bob and Barb are in Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico visiting the RV Resorts where CRM chaplains serve and the summer sees their calling in the Colorado Rockies as Chaplains in the Evergreen area, when they are not traveling.