Deployed to the World

October 10, 2016 ...

The primary mission of chaplains is to facilitate the free exercise of religion in a secular environment. By definition a chaplain is a minister, such as a priest, pastor or rabbi, sent out by a religious body to minister in an organization or institution. In this context, they are beacons of hope for believers and …

Chaplains Training Workshop

July 17, 2016 ...

The 2017 Chaplains Training Workshop will center on “Embracing Unity; Better Together.” This year’s workshop is co-hosted by the International Ministerial Fellowship. Sessions will provide for collegial exchanges on faithful and compassionate approaches to ministry that flow from gospel integrity, the Great Commission and shepherding the flock of God in the institution of the Armed Forces. …

Meredith Named Centurion of the Year

January 14, 2015 ...

“Jim Meredith’s ministry reflects that of a true disciple of Christ,” said David Cyr, Executive Director of the NAE Chaplains Commission. “He has followed God through a number of different assignments — serving evangelical chaplains and other service members and giving God the glory.” Meredith retired as a U.S. Army Colonel in 1987 after completing …

Vicalvi Named Centurion of the Year

January 16, 2014 ...

“Paul Vicalvi is a shining star among military chaplains ­— well-educated, committed to long-standing service and a religious freedom advocate,” said David Cyr, Executive Director of the NAE Chaplains Commission. “He is one of the best, and we are sincerely thankful for his excellent service to the NAE.” Col. Vicalvi entered active duty in 1977, …

Schumacher Named Centurion of the Year

January 29, 2013 ...

“John Schumacher is a treasure to military chaplaincy,” said David Cyr, Executive Director of the NAE Chaplains Commission. “His long-standing commitment and care of evangelical chaplains testifies to his sincere love for the Lord.” Col. Schumacher entered the U.S. Army as an active duty chaplain in July 1965. He served as a military pastor for …

Keep Chaplain Protections in National Defense Authorization Act

December 14, 2012 ...

The Honorable John Boehner U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Boehner, As conferees reconcile the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act, please ask them to retain sections 536 and 537, which are included in the House bill. These sections protect the religious freedom of military chaplains and service …

Pastoral Letter on Marriage Relationships Ministry

April 17, 2012 ...

Dear Fellow Evangelical Clergy, Recent cultural trends and legal changes in marriage, families, relationships and sexual behavior have raised new challenges in our practice of pastoral ministry. As evangelical Protestant pastors who are committed to the Bible as our rule of faith and practice, we seek guidance in dealing with these challenges. The following list …

David Cyr to Head NAE Chaplains

February 2, 2012 ...

“David Cyr brings a wealth of experience to the NAE Chaplains Commission,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “As a member of the Chief of Chaplains’ special staff, he provided guidance regarding the religious and moral welfare of all Air Force personnel, including 2,200 chaplains and chaplain assistants.” Cyr served in the U.S. Air Force for …

Reifsnyders Named Centurions of the Year

January 10, 2012 ...

“We are thrilled to honor Bob and B.J. Reifsnyder with the Centurion of the Year Award,” said Paul Vicalvi, Executive Director of the NAE Chaplains Commission. “Both have invested countless hours over decades in support of chaplains and their ministries from the local unit level to the international one.” Throughout Lt. Col. Robert Reifsnyder’s 22 …

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