2023 President’s Silver Volunteer Service Award
What I do to put energy into my life:
Spiritually through church on the prayer team, Ironmen men’s group member, Bible study, prayer, various men’s group activities, and where the Holy Spirit leads. For myself, I am into nature through camping, fishing, gold-panning, anything with water, sitting around campfires, or breathing in the fresh air amongst the trees.
Why I became a Chaplain:
My life has felt pulled towards counseling, guidance, and just helping others. But typical psychology in an office to even self-help coach never clicked. It wasn’t until later in life as a long-haul truck driver, and giving my life back to God that I was able to hear His calling again in my heart. Three years later after getting back into church, I heard about an “Ironmen” group forming, and it was there I met Chaplain Jim talking about this Chaplaincy he just joined. Both my parents were in law enforcement, and I never knew about chaplains growing up, but I did know the good years at home when they had a chaplain in their life. To bring calm, hope, compassion, and just that presence for someone is real.