Otis Kline, Museum Founder

Robert Canen, Museum Director

Robert Canen developed a love for creation ministry during high school when he attended Dennis Petersen’s Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation seminar in Glasgow, MT.  His desire to lead people to trust God’s Word was bolstered at Trinity Bible College as he prepared for church ministry.  The works of Francis Schaeffer have also helped shape his passion for apologetics.

He has earned a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Bible College, an MCEd in Apologetics from the Institute for Creation Research, and an MA in Human Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Robert is ordained with the Evangelical Church of North America and has been in pastoral ministry for 22 years.

He has worked in various capacities with the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum and is currently the director of the museum and the president of the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth.  Robert is also the pastor of Red Top Church in Bloomfield, MT. He lives in Glendive, MT with his wife, Keylee, and son, Alden. Robert and Keylee also have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Tommy Lohman, Field Paleontologist

Tommy Lohman is the vice president of the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth. He also serves as the field paleontologist for the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum in Glendive, MT. He holds a BS in Religion from Liberty University.

Tommy’s work in paleontology during the summers focuses on field excavation work and fossil prep work. He is currently working in the lab on preparing the fossilized bones of a triceratops. Also, his studies in paleontology are presently focusing on the biomechanics and physiology of dinosaurs with an emphasis on Hell Creek dinosaurs and sauropods.

Tommy is married to Martha; they have two grown daughters and six grandchildren. He owns a commercial painting business in the Nashville, TN area. He serves as elder at Calvary Bible Church in Joelton, TN where he is a regular Bible teacher focusing on apologetics, Biblical theology and the relationship between science and theology.

Chuck Haley, Assistant Director

Chuck Haley is the assistant director of the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum in Glendive, Montana. He is retired from the Air Force where he served in missile systems budgeting, vehicle operations management, KC-10 pilot, flight crash investigator, weapons safety, and air mobility liaison to the Army and Marine Corps senior leadership. He holds a MS in Microcomputer Management from Lesley University and an MA in Biblical Counseling from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chuck grew up as an evolutionist and was later taught that God created the world, but used evolution to do it. Following his salvation at the age of 29, he saw that science and Scripture are truly in harmony with one another and that the Bible is an accurate record of history. Through his self-study of science and creation he was convicted to challenge all to investigate real science, both observational and historical, to consider the raw evidence and facts we have before us, and evaluate which narrative better explains what we see.

Chuck is married to Cindy, and they have five children. Following retirement from the military, the family entered full-time ministry and are currently full-time RVers. His family volunteers in the museum during the May-September season; caring for much of the maintenance and upkeep as well as greeting guests and helping in the giftshop.

Melanie Richard, Visual Director

Melanie Richard is the Visual Director at the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum. She designs and creates exhibits, sculptures, and murals throughout the museum.

Aside from her interest in standard drawing and painting, she enjoys creating large murals and sculptures for various clients. At ZooMontana in Billings, she was an animal ambassador docent for over 20 years, and designed and sculpted most of the artwork seen at the zoo.

To facilitate her work, she studies Biology, Anatomy and animal behavior. Melanie is also a youth speaker at many Creation Conferences.

Melanie Richard is married, with 2 grown sons, and lives in Billings. She has a BFA from the University of Montana.

Our Many Volunteers!

Our volunteers are the backbone of the ministry. They spend countless hours working on projects to upgrade the museum, assisting our guests, and keeping the museum clean and presentable. We thank God for each volunteer He has called to be a part of the work of the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.