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Dr. Gene Snelling

Dr. Gene Snelling
Address
284 Northgate Trace
Roswell, Georgia 30075
United States
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Email
gsnellingfl@yahoo.com
Phone
(239) 246-3730
Date
10/31/2017
Ministry Report
During my 20 years in the Army(serving with the Chaplain Branch), I received my Master’s Degree from Boston University, and after being selected for Command Sergeant Major, I received a direct commission as an Ist Lt in the Medical Service Corps, thereby joining a little known but important status of dual Component. I continued to work with the Chaplains as a Sergeant Major;however, the Army continued to render an enlisted efficiency report, as well as an officer efficiency, report each and I had to keep up with my officer education requirements as well as my NCO requirements which I did by completing the Sergeants Major Academy and the Advanced Officer Course. While on active duty, I completed all my academic work for my Ph.D. After retiring from the Army in 1983, I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and founded and became President of Royal Palm Ministries, Inc. in Florida. Through this ministry, we had a Biblical Counseling Center which we continued for the next 20 years until I retired from that after reaching 65. As an ordained minister(however not a chaplain) but as a Sergeant Major, I had many opportunities to minister with many great chaplains; doing the administrative work, but also singing, leading chapel choirs and counseling as well as preaching. I was able to work WITH the Chaplains as we both, with our individual gifts, talents, and positions, worked FOR God. It was a wonderful 20 years. Many of you guys have gone on to be with the Lord(I am now 80), but I would love to hear from those who are still living who may read this post. I have kept up with several of you but would love to hear from others. God bless you, continue to “go with God”!

Stephen Kim

Stephen Kim
Address
104 S Meadow Lane
Haughton, LA 71037
United States
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Email
steve99la@yahoo.com
Phone
(318) 949-3040
Date
07/27/2017
Ministry Report
Have lived in Haughton, LA for almost 22 years. Retired from active ministry in PC(USA) in June 2006. Served over ten years as Interim Minister in Texas and Louisiana. Patty and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage on August 18, 2017. To celebrate, we will take a tour of New England and Canada in late September and early October. I enjoy walking, exercising, stamp collecting, and reading. We met Tomas Garcia, my former Chaplain Assistant, many times in Puerto Rico. He visited us in October 2016 and we traveled together to the USACCRA Chaplain and Chaplain Assistant Reunion in San Antonio. We had great fun traveling with him and showing him this part of the world.

Steven Simpson

Steven Simpson
Address
12175 Reed Simpson Road
Northport, Alabama 35475
United States
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Phone
(757) 272-8449
Date
07/10/2017
Ministry Report
After retiring from active duty in 2013 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD., I moved back home to a small farm near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where I currently live. I have a son finishing up college at UA in engineering and a daughter who lives in Nashville TN. God has been so good to me and my family. We are blessed. I have stayed busy around the farm with hobbies, teaching part time at a junior college, and some travel. My years in the Army and the Chaplaincy were some of the best years of my life. I hope all of you are well and continue in God’s Grace.

Please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from some of you I served by/with (1988-2013) Fort Rucker, Friedberg, GE, Fort Sill, Fort Benning, Bagdad, Iraq, Kosovo, Fort Eustis, APG, Family Life Training, and others !!

Best Regards, Steven

CH (COL) Clayton Hoffman

CH (COL) Clayton Hoffman
Address
2001 Two Deer Trail
Amarillo, Texas 79124
United States
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Email
claymaryhoff@att.net
Phone
(806) 352-6883
Date
06/14/2017
Ministry Report
When DOD released the information that only 2-3 military personnel would be sent to military funerals, I was disappointed. Therefore in 2004, CPO Eloy Heras, USN, Retired and I started Volleys for Veterans. We enlisted other veterans to assist in providing what the family wanted for their veteran’s funeral. In addition to the folding of the flag and taps, Volleys for Veterans can provide full military honors to include three volleys, bagpipes, bells, patriot guard escorts of family and placing of 50-75 flags at the cemetery. I have five coordinators. Each week a coordinator takes calls from funeral homes and enlist the number of veterans needed for his detail. We have over 100 veterans on the roster who are willing to assist.

Last year volleys for veterans participated in 257 funerals in a twenty-five-mile radius of Amarillo, Texas. From January – May 2017 we have rendered 89 military funerals.

Rev. Dr. Paul H. Easley SR.

Rev. Dr. Paul H. Easley SR.
Address
265 Camelot DR. Fayetteville, Ga 30214
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214 30214
United States
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Email
pheasleysr@hotmail.com
Phone
(770) 460-6695
Date
06/04/2017
Ministry Report
I retired in 1980 at Presidio, SF. Later became campus minister at Clark College/Clark Atlanta University in 1980 -2001(Ret.). The pastor at Ben Hill United Methodist Church, Heck Chapel, Griffin Ga., Active supply at several Methodist Churches in the Georgia Conference. Still a member of the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and attend annual conferences there in Buchannon, West Virginia. My family and grandchildren are scattered in Corte Madera, CA, Orlando, FL. and Bristol England.
I will be 87 my birthday this year. Still active retired now back at Ben Hill United Methodist with a 7:30 and 10:45 service which I am active along with senior group and visitation.
I along with Billy Lord with several other chaplains were few of the first chaplains to organize our Chaplains Association, group. I am a life member and still try to support our outstanding Association. I had a conflict in attending Chaplain Gunhus’s service at Arlington. My wife is buried in Chapel Hill in Arlington. Love to have my chaplains to contact me at any time. God bless.

Ronald Johnson

Ronald Johnson
Address
320 Dudley Creek Rd
Hardy, Virginia 24101
United States
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Email
fr.ronjohnson@gmail.com
Phone
(540) 719-2316
Date
06/03/2017
Ministry Report
Retired from the Army in January 1999. Served as a regional vice president with an Episcopal Church-related behavioral care foundation until taking a parish in the Florida Keys in 2001, I retired from the Episcopal Church in 2008 and moved back to Virginia. I now circuit ride for the Diocese helping to provide pastoral coverage of parishes in transition and rural parishes with little to no hope of calling a priest – a tasking which keeps me occupied most Sundays.

My wife, Johnnie, and I celebrate our 50th anniversary in August 2017. We have returned to Europe numerous times, and just finished a visit to Central Europe. We are planning a trip to Israel next year. Otherwise, we spend our time visiting our children and grandchildren, doing yard work and making wine.

Steven Utter

Steven Utter
Address
2961 W. Corte Madelena
Tucson, Arizona 85741-2987
United States
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Email
sjutter@comcast.net
Phone
(520) 297-7632
Date
06/03/2017
Ministry Report
Retired US Army 31 Dec 1993, SFC. Retired 10 March 2010 from Arizona Department of Corrections as Correctional Officer IV in charge of Programs at the Minors Unit, Arizona State Prison Complex Tucson. Joined the Arizona Rangers, (http://www.azrangers.us/about.html) in 2013. Currently serving as the Public Relations Sergeant and working Courtroom Security at the South Tucson City Court. (http://southtucson.org/government/city-court.html)

Ivan Chubb

Ivan Chubb
Address
14091 ne 49 ln
Williston, Florida 32696
United States
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Email
ivanchubb@centurylink.net
Phone
(352) 318-5498
Date
02/23/2017
Ministry Report
Put some ads in trade papers. “I will find you a church of your choice” ” I can perford Weddings, Memorials, Funerals and I will bless your house.”Since I left the VA as Chaplain and went to several county nursing homes seeking the Vets and those others that are in need of God’s word.Some of the Nursing home Vets are not getting much visitations. I urge you all to take the time to bring sunshine in their faces.i bought some flags on a stick from American Flag. they were .20 a flag. those are great to give to the residents.those of us that belong to military Chaplains assoc are also ministers.i am right at 80 years old.It is heart warming for me to know that i am peaceful knowing that God is with me in my travels and here at home.i suggest that you look into you funeral details while you are young enough to set them to your ways.get with your veteran service officer. local honor guards, minister or chaplain, military burial cemetary, now the paperwork can be done ahead . put a good copy of your dd214 handy for your family.most of veterans family have not been in the military, so if you have it ready, it can be smooth for them.God told Moses that it was about his time.Moses had worked closely with God. and look at us, some times doctors can tell us when are going to die. the people that have accidents and just die with no warning often are not prepared.so many will say, just because i dont go to church dont beleive that i am not a christian.norman rockwell was a great artist, painer, for the news gazzette. norman had illustrated the entrance to a great cathederal, he had babies, crosses all drew on the wall, cars going down the street, and people with thier heads fixed to the concrete. the church marque had written “lift up thine eyes” the earth is here for all to see and enjoy.so many things that we have missed really looking at.i beleive in heaven and hell. i pleasure going to heaven. i fear being with the devil, lucifer. i have lifted up my eyes and i ask you to join so many of us that have

Scott Davies

Scott Davies
Address
50 Circle T Lane
Absarokee, Montana 59001
United States
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Email
daviesranch@montana.net
Phone
(406) 321-1092
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After retiring in 2004 my wife and I moved to small ranch in very rural south-central Montana. I started a small Pastoral Counseling office and became a hospital Chaplain in Billings. Both of these ministries have been a great blessing. In 2013 I became a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for our county. About 10 months after becoming a part-time Deputy, I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. This same lung cancer killed both my mother and my only sibling–its hard to outrun your own DNA. In August 2014, in spite of surgery, chemo and radiation, the cancer had progressed and I was made stage IV. I have been on oral chemo pills everyday since then. I still mange to keep up with being a Hospital Chaplain, a rancher and part-time deputy Sheriff, but at a much decreased level of activity and have just now applied for disability.

I have done what I can in preparing my wife to be on her own and am so very thankful to the Lord for the time he has granted me thus far. While there is a fair amount of suffering, His mercy and Grace have been overwhelming. I am also so thankful to my adult children, sons-in-laws and grandkids who help out with stuff.

FWIW, my email inexplicitly occasionally bounces things back. Just try again if this happens.

Scott Fluegel

Scott Fluegel
Address
3274 220th St.
De Witt, Iowa 52742
United States
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Email
Revfluegel@gmail.com
Phone
(309) 428-4878
Ministry Report
Since retirement, April 2013, I have been a Hospital Chaplain, a Mental Heath Counselor, and an Elder in my Church. I am also a Field Force Officer in Eastern Iowa for West Point. I have provided Chaplain support to ROTC Detachments in Iowa. I have also volunteered at Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center. This ministry has challenged me and blessed at the same time. God has blessed me with these opportunities and with CRU Military’s Valor retreat. It is exciting to encourage these men and women as they prepare to lead our military into the future. I have enjoyed watching my three daughters grow in their Faith and the ministry. Catherine and her husband are in ministry with NAVs. “Be encouragers of one another.”