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Michael Metcalf

Michael Metcalf
Address
214 Hunters Hill Drive
Statesville, NC 28677
United States
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Email
Michael.Metcalf2@va.gov
Phone
(704) 638-9000
Date
10/23/2019
Ministry Report
While I remain the Clinical Chaplain for the Charlotte VA Health Care Center, I have transitioned to the Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplain position at the Liberty Lane Hospice, on the Salisbury VA Medical Center campus. One of my goals is development of an enhanced Bereavement Program. We have reestablished quarterly Hospice Memorial Services. We have conducted three so far and they have been well attended and well supported by the Medical Center Administration. We hope to soon institute 13-months of Bereavement Newsletters and Bereavement Support Groups for the family and friends of our deceased Hospice Veterans.

Scott Davies

Scott daviesranch@montana.net
Address
50 Circle T lane
Absarokee, Montana 59001
United States
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Email
daviesranch@montana.net
Phone
(406) 321-1092
Date
09/08/2019
Ministry Report
After my Army retirement in 2004, we moved to the tiny, rural community of Absarokee, MT. I started a small non-profit Pastoral Counseling office and also worked as a hospital Chaplain.

October 2013 brought a disrupting but unsurprising diagnosis of lung cancer (it had killed my only sibling and one parent). September 2014 brought progression and Stage IV. The past 6 years have been quite and adventure… still trying to work some, going through a police academy to become a Reserve Deputy and then volunteering 1 or 2 day/nights per week, numerous surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments.

I have now become the first Chaplain for our Sheriff’s Office. I still work a couple of days a week at the hospital, even while getting an infusion every 3 weeks. Our Father has been so good to me. The meds I’m on now were a “Hail Mary pass” that wasn’t expected to work, but has for the past two years. We are thankful for every single day I get with my wife and family.

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.