Meet the TEAM
The national leadership and support staff of FCPO-USA
FCPO-USA's leadership and support personnel are working to reach, disciple, and spiritually equip law enforcement officers nationwide for Christ.
Paul W. Lee
Paul is a retired Chattanooga Police Department Captain, with 29 years of law enforcement service. He has worked on several specialized units including Federal Task Forces, five years as a Hostage Negotiator and five years on the SWAT Team. He has been an FCPO member since 1995, is a former Chapter Chairman and has served in various capacities on the National Board. Paul and his wife Donna have five adult children and four grandchildren.
National Board of Directors
Michael J. (Mike) Mealer, President
Mike is a retired Commander of the Chicago PD, with over 32 years of law enforcement service. He has practiced law, taught college classes in criminal justice, held an FBI issued Top Secret Information Clearance, and is experienced in designing, implementing and delivering training and developing strategies, operational plans, policies, and procedures. He also attended the FBI National Academy in 2006,concentrating his master’s level studies there on leadership and counterterrorism. Mike and his wife Christine have three adult children and one grandchild.
Scott Kostohryz, Vice President
Sergeant Scott Kostohryz has served with the Moorhead, MN PD since 2004 after 4 years with the Mankato, MN Dept. of Public Safety. While in his current role, he has assisted in leading the School Resource Officer Program, Honor Guard, Field Force, and Defensive Tactics. He also served in Investigations from 2017-2019. Additionally, Scott was instrumental in establishing the nonprofit Moorhead Police Athletics and Activities League. During his career, Scott has earned three Moorhead Police Lifesavings Awards. He and his wife Heather have three children.
Robbin Wilkins, Secretary
Robbin Wilkins retired as a Lieutenant from the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City, Utah after 30 yrs. of service to the community. She founded a local Police Athletic League chapter in Salt Lake City for children whose parents couldn't afford local parks and recreation programs. In 2016, she founded E-Met Forensic Investigations, which provides investigative services to the legal community. Robbin joined the FCPO-USA National Board of Directors in 2018.
Michael (Mike) Swihart, Treasurer
Retired from the Ft. Collins, CO P.D., Mike’s police career spans 31 years and 3 municipal police agencies. He was also a firefighter/EMT with 2 local fire departments. An Army veteran, Mike accumulated 10 years of active federal service, including a training exercise in Korea and 2 Middle East deployments. Currently a volunteer fire dept. chaplain in SE Wyoming. Mike and his wife Linda (also an EMT) are the founders of Hart Rescue, ministering to first responders and those serving in the military.
Charles (Chuck) Urgo
Chuck is a retired Lieutenant with the Chicago PD, having served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol, Tactical and Neighborhood Relations Sergeant, Field Lieutenant and Watch Commander over a career of more than 32 years. He was the first president of FCPO Chapter 26, chartered in April of 1977, and currently serves as an Elder in his church in Chicago. Chuck’s wife Carol is a licensed clinical psychological counselor who volunteers at their church, and they have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Robert (Rob) Hinson
Rob is a retired Jacksonville, FL Sheriff's Office Detective with 32 years of law enforcement experience, having worked in Homicide investigations, Intelligence gathering, and conducting national security investigations as liaison to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is an ordained Baptist Minister, serving in several capacities in his local church. Rob has been an FCPO member for almost a decade and serves as Chairman of his local Chapter. He and his wife Cindy have two married adult children and one grandchild.
Michael (Mike) Marchese
Retired after a 35 year police career, Mike has served with the Schaumburg, IL PD, Lakemoor, IL PD, West Dundee, IL PD and Johnson County Community College PD. He has served in many capacities, including Chief of Police, patrol, traffic, training, SWAT, Emergency Services, Community Policing and Public Relations. Prior to his police career, Mike was a US Marine, honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He holds degrees in business administration, law enforcement, and criminal justice. Mike has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
National Support Staff
Ivette Diaz, Administrative Assistant
Ivette, a graduate of Tennessee Temple University, became the National Headquarters Administrative Assistant in 1994 after her husband Harold, at that time a Chattanooga Police Officer, heard about the opportunity at an FCPO meeting. She handles a wide variety of tasks, ensuring efficient operation of the National Office and that interactions between FCPO and others are positive and productive. Ivette and Harold have three adult daughters and three grandchildren.
Jeremy Wade, Training & Development Coordinator
Jeremy is retired from the Seattle Police Department and, in 2014, was recognized as their Officer of the Year. He and his patrol partner started and ran a community outreach program for 4 years which provided 1,100 new beds for local children who were sleeping on the floor. Jeremy has been a full-time training officer in the field training unit, and has also served as a full-time peer support coordinator. He started and served for a number of years as Chairman of his local FCPO Chapter. In 2022, Jeremy developed FCPO-USA's Cop2Cop Discipleship Study. Jeremy and his wife Ketryna, married since 2004, have four children.
Charles (Chuck) Gilliland, Chaplain to the National Board and Executive Director
Chuck is a retired Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport PD Sergeant and currently serves as public information officer at Tarleton State University, where he studied criminal justice. He is also studying for his Master of Biblical and Theological Studies Degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition to being a past president of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, Chuck also authored the Through the Eyes of a Cop daily devotional book series and has released a series of video daily devotionals. Chuck and his wife Angie have two children.
Lisa Lynn, Women's Ministry Director
Lisa became the Women's Ministry Director in 2022 after being recommended for the position by Kristi Neace, the former Director. Lisa is married to Jeremy, a police officer of 15 years currently serving as corporal detective for his police department in the St. Louis area. Having a Master’s Degree in Education, she taught for 12 years before staying home with their two children, whom she now homeschools. She has served in various capacities at her church and also has a part-time bookkeeping job. Lisa is committed to coming alongside peace officer wives to strengthen their relationship with the Lord and their spouses and to equip them to reach others for Him.
Steve Rogers, Communications Specialist
Steve has been involved in nonprofit Christian ministry for over three decades, coming to the FCPO-USA National Headquarters in 2015. Most of his responsibilities are behind the scenes, primarily in the digital world, having over a decade of website management experience prior to coming to FCPO. He is the primary administrator of the FCPO-USA website and social media platforms, in addition to writing and editing a variety of other media materials for the organization. Steve and his wife Amy are lifelong residents of the Chattanooga area.