• Today marks my third trip this year to work with our Soccer United Chaplains that are spread throughout the United States. I head to McAllen, Texas to spend a couple of days with our newest chaplain, Isidro Piña, to the Rio Grande Valley Toros FC who play in the United Soccer League. Earlier this year, I spent a few days in Nashville and utilized the first-ever match for Nashville SC (a pre-season match) to do work with our new chaplain there. I also spent a day in Chicago with our chaplain for Moody Bible Institute before heading to Charlotte and using the first match of the season to do some work with our chaplain to the Independence. Why travel? As

    May 22,
  • It's my pleasure to announce that Alex Avila has joined the Soccer Chaplains United Board of Directors. Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a counselor in the South-metro Denver-area. As the founder and director of the Relationship Institute of the Rockies, he has a vision and a passion for seeing people overcome personal challenges around counseling in order to get the help they need. When I asked him what he is looking forward to most with joining the board, Alex shared, I am excited to help break down barriers and stigmas and to help Soccer Chaplains United and everyone they serve improve mental health and relationships. Alex's appointment to the Board of Directors will help Soccer Chaplains

    May 21,
  • We are pleased to announce the addition of a chaplain to serve the Rio Grande Valley Toros FC of McAllen, Texas. Isidro Piña, a local minister in the Edinburg/McAllen, Texas area, has been patiently waiting for the chaplaincy opportunity to develop. We met Isidro, last August, and began a conversation about possibly serving the club. Isidro becomes the 11th chaplain to serve with Soccer Chaplains United and came via a recommendation from Chaplain Cesar Duran. You can read more about Isidro on his bio page here. Isidro will work to develop relationships and trust in this new role. When I asked him to say something about coming onto Soccer Chaplains United, he shared the following: I felt privileged when I

    Apr 30,
  • Friends in the soccer ministry community, just passing along an opportunity, here. Please see below: Missionary Athletes International has just launched a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. MAI focuses on youth and adults under the age of  25 using soccer teams to influence people for Christ and see God transform lives.  More than 30,000 lives in fifteen global locations have been impacted in the last two years through teams, camps, international ministry tours and coaches training. The successful candidate will be an experienced, mature, inspiring and trustworthy leader. He will possess exceptional personal integrity, a servant attitude, an international perspective and a personal and leadership style worth emulating. He will have proven experience managing an organization of a similar size

    Apr 10,
  • As part of our community initiatives, Soccer Chaplains United would like to make people aware of this free webinar on the subject of college soccer recruiting. The webinar will be hosted by Bill Bufton, the Assistant Athletic Director and College Recruiting Coordinator at Valor Christian High School in Colorado. Bill Bufton will be hosting the recruiting webinar with Jennifer Thomas, former soccer coach at Cal-Berkeley, specifically geared to soccer players on April 16. The webinar is FREE. All you have to do is click the link and register. This is open to all players and families. Soccer Recruiting Webinar Topic: Making Sense of College Soccer Recruiting w/ Jennifer Thomas Date/Time: Monday, April 16 @ 7pm Pacific Time (8:00 pm Mountain Time) Registration Link: https://vcs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JrgZvHx8TBKvOUVSF4iuVw Description Jennifer "JT" Thomas will

    Apr 09,
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