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Richard M Betts

Richard M Betts
Address
60 Indian Trail
Sanford, NC 27332
United States
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Email
chaprmb@gmail.com
Phone
(580) 239-1931
Date
07/30/2019
Ministry Report
Following retirement as an Army Chaplain in 1984, I served in the Oklahoma State Prison System as a chaplain, and then after another retirement, served as a volunteer chaplain until 2015. Moved from Atoka, Oklahoma, in 2017, to Sanford, NC, to be closer to family in old age. Joined Cool Springs Baptist Church where I sing in the choir and teach Sunday School. I also sing in a community choir that ministers to local health/retirement facilities.

Michael Metcalf

Michael Metcalf
Address
214 Hunters Hill Drive
Statesville, North Carolina 28677
United States
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Email
Michael.Metcalf2@va.gov
Phone
(704) 638-9000
Date
07/10/2019
Ministry Report
I have begun my second year at the W.G. “Bill” Hefner VA Medical System. I continue providing outpatient counseling, Grief and Moral Injury Groups at the Charlotte Health Care Center on Mondays and Tuesdays and serve as the Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplain in Salisbury, NC the remainder of the week.

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. Minister University UMC, Wichita Falls, Texas.

East Alabama Chapter

The East Alabama chapter of USACCRA met on July 30 at Olive Garden in Oxford. We welcomed into our fellowship Chaplain (MAJ) Marshall S. Chavez, a National Guard Chaplain on active duty assigned to Fort McClellan. As his presence lowered the average age of our group significantly, we enjoyed the personal contact with one who is following a path many of us have trod in the past.

Pictured below are: Seated (LtoR): Hugh Kelso, Dorothy Kelso, Sandra Morton, Mickey Morton; Standing (LtoR): Tom Smith, Carolyn Smith, Marshall Chavez, Jim Wilson, Jim Holliday, Brenda Perry, and Gary Perry.

Ken Ruppar

We request prayers for Ken Ruppar. Ken is undergoing treatment for leukemia diagnosed in March. His home address is 14615 Houghton St., Chesterfield VA 23832. email: kmruppar@gmail.com

John Hugus

CH (LTC) John Hugus, USAR (Retired) continues in a very active chaplaincy ministry. John lives in Jacksonville, FL, and is shown here on Palm Sunday afternoon. One nautical tradition on this festival is the annual “Blessing of the Boats.”  Though an Army Chaplain, John provides a joint and inter-agency ministry at the invitation of city officials along with assistance from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. A 30-minute procession of sail and power boats passed along a point on the St John’s River. A fountain behind John depicts the “Lone Sailor.”  Each boat and their passengers received a blessing along with a sprinkling of water he blessed.

In addition, John is active with the local American Legion and served as a busy, contract instructor for the nearby Navy bases leading CREDO programs with service members and their families.

Timothy Boschen

Timothy Boschen
Address
1021 NOKOMIS ST, APT/SUITE APT 9
DANVILLE, KY 40422
United States
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Email
chrestus223@hotmail.com
Phone
(540) 470-8227
Date
04/27/2019
Ministry Report
Retired

Richard Saito

Richard Saito
Address
727 Narrows Point Cir
Birmingham, AL 35242
United States
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Email
coachsaito@gmail.com
Phone
(205) 356-0686
Date
04/11/2019
Ministry Report
I am doing ministry through my church in Birmingham, AL, the Inverness Vineyard Church. I am also teaching a Bible class at the Brother Bryan Mission in Birmingham, a resident ministry to those who have had addiction issues, homelessness, or financial tragedies. This program teaches men how to become Christians and walk as believers, getting through the past issues toward stability. I am also leading men’s conferences (in the beginning stages) through my church to help men be encouraged, strengthen others, and build strong relationships toward discipleship. I just retired from 12 years of coaching baseball and football at a local Christian school, I am planning to do short term ministry to Japan in the near future.

David DeDonato

David DeDonato
Address
220 Lothrop Hill Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
United States
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Email
dmd777d@gmail.com
Phone
(803) 356-6542
Date
03/23/2019
Ministry Report
Volunteer public safety and law enforcement chaplain with two SC agencies
Founding President, SC Public Safety Chaplains Association
International Conference of Police Chaplains Region 8 Treasurer
Deputy Command Chaplain, SC State Guard
National Vice President, Military Chaplains Association of the USA
Received D.Min degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia International University on 20 Mar 19

Michael A. Milton

Michael A. Milton
Address
4006 Ainsdale Drive
Matthews, NC 28104
United States
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Email
mamilton@alumni.unc.edu
Phone
(980) 229-3314
Date
02/26/1958
Ministry Report
Retired on March 1, 2018. Chair of Missions and Evangelism and Director of Chaplain Ministries, Erskine Theological Seminary; President of a non-profit, Faith for Living, Inc. President of the D. James Kennedy Institute of Reformed Leadership (under Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church [ARP]). I became “Honorably Retired” from the Presbyterian Church in America, and after planting a church in Weddington, NC, was “honorably retired” from ARP. Writing, consulting.