Mark Ingles, EPC Chaplain Endorser and Teaching Elder in the Presbytery of the West, introduced the denomination’s chaplains to attendees of the 37th General Assembly in Sacramento, Calif.
Ingles noted that a chaplain can be defined as a spiritual representative attached to a secular institution.
“Chaplains provide calm in the midst of crisis and chaos,” he said. “They are on the front lines of ministry and at times carry the weight that falls on first responders. They make a difference emotionally, spiritually, and even physically.”
Among the 60 individuals who serve as EPC chaplains in settings around the world, 16 were in attendance at the Assembly on June 22 (pictured left to right):
- Dana Perreard
Campus Pastor and Associate Chaplain, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
- Jason Riggs
G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, N.C.
- John Torres
105th Airlift Wing, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, N.Y.
- Daniel Situka
Vitas Hospice Services, Houston, Texas
- Helen Fransell
Capitol Caring Hospice, Aldie, Va.
- Karen Bolte
Sutter Care at Home Hospice, Sacramento, Calif.
- Josh Schatzle
U.S. Navy Reserve Recruiting Command, Carbondale, Ill.
- Tim Foster
U.S. Navy Reserve, Cordova, Tenn., supporting U.S. Navy Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif.
- Jennifer Prechter
Arnold Palmer Children’s Medical Center, Orlando, Fla.
- J. Werner
50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- John Richards
301st Regional Support Group, Butler, Pa.
- Dave Snyder
U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich.
- Bryan Knedgen
406th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Ted Tromble
Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay, Wis.
- Graham Baily
509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
- Jason Kim
Being assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
Also attending the Assembly but not pictured are:
- Marty Carpenter, Candidate Under Care, Sanger, Calif.
- Linda Thompson, Candidate Under Care, Northville ,Mich.