Biography

Ben Dudley serves as Chaplain to the Portland Timbers, a position he has held since 2010. He is ordained through University Baptist Church, Waco, Texas where he served as Community Pastor from 2001-2010 before moving to Portland, Oregon.

Ben, currently, serves as Executive Director for the Portland chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance. A graduate of Baylor University, Ben finished with a Church Recreation and Leisure Services Degree and has completed a Masters of Arts and Global Leadership Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has also served as Executive Director for AC Portland (2012-2015).

Ben grew up a multi-sport athlete with soccer being his favorite.

Ben enjoys fly-fishing, cycling, soccer, and playing guitar. He is happily married to his wife, Jamie, and they have two boys, Nolan and Griffin.

Education

BS, Church Recreation and Leisure Services, Baylor University (1999)

MA, Global Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary (2015)

Additional Certifications and Training

National Presenter and Round Table Discussion Leader 

  • US Soccer Foundation Urban Soccer Symposium (April 2015)
  • National Soccer Coaches of America Convention (January 2014, 2015)

Personal Contact Information

ben@soccerchaplainsunited.org