Retired Army Chaplain Don and Ina (Konynenbelt) Jansen


Retired Army Chaplain Don and Ina (Konynenbelt) Jansen have had an active year serving veterans. On Memorial Day, Don was the 10561824_615651828554806_1717651715603537593_nHonorary Grand Marshal in the annual Memorial Day parade in Holland, Michigan. Together they rode in a 1949 Chrysler Convertible to the cemetery where Don was the keynote speaker. On Veterans Day, Don was the speaker at the annual observance at his high school alma mater, Holland Christian High School. In the evening he gave the invocation and benediction for the Veterans Day concert presented by the Holland American Legion Band. Don is an active member of the Holland Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He still does funerals and committal services for veterans when invited. Last Spring, Don and Ina heard the lecture on PTSD and Moral Injury presented by Dr. Jonathan Shay in Grand Rapids as one way they try to stay informed and be a source of assistance for individuals and churches. They enjoyed the Retired Chaplains Reunion in Atlanta this year and hope to see many of their friends in San Antonio in 2016.