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Albert Smith

Albert Smith
Address
4117 Heritage Ridge
Evans, Georgia 30809
United States
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Email
peoplesfh@comcast.net
Phone
(706) 421-9747
Date
01/13/2018
Ministry Report
I use my ministry skills in new career path as a funeral director.

David Sanchez

David Sanchez
Address
1406 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206
United States
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Email
dsanchez@sjosephcatholic.org
Phone
(502) 583-7401
Date
01/08/2018
Ministry Report
Pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Louisville, KY

 

William Wiggins

William Wiggins
Address
20202 Rileysburg Road
Danville, Illinois 61834
United States
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Email
camikye@comcast.net
Phone
(217) 446-6253
Date
12/28/2017
Ministry Report
I am interested in working with the chaplaincy corps. I am a retired SFC chaplaincy assistant. Presently, I am the senior pastor of the Danville, Il. Cedar Grove Church of the Nazarene. I have been in active pastorate since August, 1980. I am 77 years old and desiring to serve in some function in the chaplaincy corps. With the build up of our combat forces with the possible confrontation with North Korea, I suspect that the strength of our chaplaincy corps could be stretched to lean numbers. If it is possible to use my extensive experience derived from both 28 years of US Army service and over 30 years in the active pastorate, please contact me.

 

Jack Dixon

Jack Dixon
Address
P O Box 128
Napoleon, IN 47034
United States
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Email
dixonje@gmail.com
Phone
(502) 889-9779
Date
12/23/2017
Ministry Report
After 26 yrs on AD, I retired at Ft Knox, KY in March 2013. Served as the Designated Interim for a Lutheran-Episcopal Congregation in the suburbs of Louisville, KY.
I accepted a Call to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church (ELCA) on 1 FEB 2016. Napoleon is a tight knit community. We are enjoying our Ministry here and the Congregation is loving & supportive.
Beth & I will celebrate our 42nd Anniversary in June.
Our 2nd Grandson arrived on 20 SEP and he is every bit as cute as his big brother.

 

Annette Redman

Annette Redman
Address
840 SW 1st Street
Lake Butler, Florida 32054
United States
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Email
annetteredman3@gmail.com
Phone
(386) 984-9315
Date
12/21/2017
Ministry Report
I retired from the U.S. Army (Chaplain’s Corps) in July 1998 with the rank of SFC. For ten years, I worked in the purchasing field and now I am working in the educational field as a paraprofessional at Lake Butler Elementary School in Florida. This position for the last 9 years has been a joy, helping to shape the minds of our great resources, our kids. They are gifts from Our Heavenly Father. Also, I am working with the Youth’s department at Little Rock Church. In a few years, I am planning to travel, mostly within the U.S. Hope to see many friends. God’s blessings to all!

 

Tom Medley

Tom Medley
Address
2201 Arthur St
Wichita Falls, Texas 76309
United States
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Email
Friartom42@msn.com
Phone
(903) 227-2686
Date
11/04/2017
Ministry Report
Sr. Pastor, University United Methodist Church.

David Hockensmith

David Hockensmith
Address
1637 S. Charing Rd
Springfield, MO 65890
United States
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Email
david.hockensmith@hotmail.com
Phone
(417) 766-6114
Date
11/03/2017
Ministry Report
I do some pulpit supply and am volunteering with Veteran’s Care Ministry (a ministry of The Baptist Homes for service members suffering from moral injury), a homeless feeding program through South Street Christian Church (Disciples), Missouri Faith Voices, Everytown for Gun Sense (Mom’s Demand Action), and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

 

December USACCRA Greeting

December USACCRA Greeting

December is a time of holidays.  I stopped at the US Post Office recently to get some stamps and was presented with many choices.  There were Christmas (Christian) stamps both religious and secular.  I could get Hanukkah (Jewish) stamps.  They offered Diwali (Hindu) and Eid Greeting (Islamic) stamps, and I also could have purchased Kwanzaa (a non-religious observance primarily noted by African-Americans.)  Each of you will observe special days that relate to your faith and life.  May they be days and times that strengthen and renew your spiritual life.

Our chaplains, chaplain assistants, and Directors of Religious Education face challenges as they meet the variety of needs and desires of soldiers and families.  There is no doubt in my mind they will be up to the task as they provide for the spiritual needs of those whom they serve.  That is our Corps’ privilege and tradition.

On behalf of the U. S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Association, I wish you the joys and peace of your holidays, and pray the Lord will richly bless 2018 for you and yours.

 

Chaplain (COL) Gilbert H. Pingel, Ret.
USACCRA President

Senior Chaplain Search Ad

Senior Chaplain Search Ad

 

We are seeking a retired (or soon to be retired) military chaplain of any branch of service to serve as our Senior Chaplain.  The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation – where the veteran is remembered – was established in 1966-67 to save the historic U.S. Army Post Chapel built 1927-28 from the wrecking ball.  The Chapel Foundation is an independent, non-denominational Christian congregation.  The Chapel is located about 1-mile from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the VA Medical Center and VA National Cemetery in Minnesota.  Average attendance on Sunday mornings is about 170 with a membership of 190 households.  Our main floor of the sanctuary seats 220, another 65 in the balcony, and overflow of 75 in the fellowship hall via video projection.  There is a 45-minute intergenerational Christian education class prior to worship averaging 25-35 attendees; and a children’s church during the sermon for K-6th grade averaging 3-6 students.  Guest musicians (vocal/instrumental) perform at each service.  A time of fellowship follows each worship service.  The annual operating budget is $250K, and we tithe our plate offering to outside ministries.  Administrative offices and meeting conference room are located in Bloomington.  The chaplaincy does not provide housing.  For more information, visit our homepage [www.fortsnellingmcf.org].  For information as to how to apply for the position, please email us at info@fortsnellingmcf.org with the subject line “Senior Chaplain Inquiry” NLT 15 January 2018.

 

DC-area USACCRA

 

At the Fall Luncheon meeting of the DC-area USACCRA on Thursday, October 12th, we started with local plans to support the 2018 USACCRA National gathering.  The biennial national gathering includes the volunteer effort with contracted support from Armed Forces Reunions.

Dates – Wednesday (1700) through Saturday (1200), 7 – 10 Nov 18

Where – Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel