Soccer Chaplains United

UNITED BY A COMMON CODE AND A SHARED VISION TO PROVIDE SPIRITUAL CARE, WISE COUNSEL, AND MEANINGFUL SERVICE FOR SOCCER

ABOUT US

Soccer Chaplains United is a Christian organization dedicated to providing spiritual care, wise counsel, and meaningful service to those in the world of soccer.

Our primary emphasis is on chaplaincy development that considers and cares for the whole person — whether an athlete, coach, staff member, official, alumni, fan, or family member. We train our chaplains to pastorally and spiritually care for the greater soccer community.

Soccer Chaplains United also facilitates meaningful service opportunities between the faith and soccer community. Through our Community Project initiatives  we resource different groups with new and used soccer gear to affect change locally and globally.

Soccer Chaplains United is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.

  • CHAPLAINCY

    PROVIDING SPIRITUAL AND PASTORAL CARE TO SOCCER
    ATHLETES, COACHES, STAFF, ALUMNI, FANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

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  • COMMUNITY

    GLOBAL AND LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVES ENGAGING
    FAITH AND SOCCER COMMUNITIES IN MEANINGFUL SERVICE

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CHAPLAINS

BRAD KENNEY

BRAD KENNEY

COLORADO RAPIDS
GREG JOINER

GREG JOINER

NASHVILLE SC
BEN DUDLEY

BEN DUDLEY

PORTLAND TIMBERS
TROY READY

TROY READY

PORTLAND TIMBERS
CARLOS "CALI" ALEJANDRO

CARLOS "CALI" ALEJANDRO

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
JASON ROLLINS

JASON ROLLINS

COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS FC
MIKE RICHARDS

MIKE RICHARDS

EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE FC
GREGORY AYDT

GREGORY AYDT

MEMPHIS 901 FC
TATE MADIZMA

TATE MADIZMA

NEW MEXICO UNITED
ROBERT BRIGGS

ROBERT BRIGGS

SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC
BILLY CERVENY

BILLY CERVENY

SPORTING JAX
JONATHAN HYDE

JONATHAN HYDE

CHATTANOOGA FC
KEVIN HASENACK

KEVIN HASENACK

COLORADO RAPIDS 2
                            JUBAL MCDANIEL

JUBAL MCDANIEL

TACOMA DEFIANCE and WEST COAST CHAPLAIN MANAGER
GERAUD BRUMFIELD

GERAUD BRUMFIELD

CENTRAL VALLEY FUEGO
RUSSELL BRANHAM

RUSSELL BRANHAM

SPOKANE VELOCITY
FELIPE OLAVARRÍA

FELIPE OLAVARRÍA

UNION OMAHA
GAVIN BRAND

GAVIN BRAND

BALLARD FC
JOSH BAILEY

JOSH BAILEY

WEST VIRGINIA UNITED

College and High School

LUCA SEAZZU

LUCA SEAZZU

CALVIN UNIVERSITY
KIMBERLY BEACH

KIMBERLY BEACH

VICTORY CHRISTIAN (IN)
BEN PFLEDERER

BEN PFLEDERER

COLORADO RAPIDS ACADEMY

Other Chaplains/Support Team

CESAR DURAN

CESAR DURAN

SPANISH TRANSLATION
MICHAEL KELL

MICHAEL KELL

SO CAL REGION
JORDAN MEDAS

JORDAN MEDAS

EAST COAST CHAPLAIN MANAGER
CLINT MOORE

CLINT MOORE

NEW MEXICO
RICARDO ORELLANA

RICARDO ORELLANA

SPANISH TRANSLATION
ISIDRO PIÑA

ISIDRO PIÑA

SAN ANTONIO
JORDAN RIVERA

JORDAN RIVERA

MONTERREY, MX
TIAGO SOUZA

TIAGO SOUZA

PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION

Gavin Brings His Brand To Ballard

Gavin Brand has become Ballard FC’s first volunteer club chaplain. One of the United Soccer League 2’s (USL 2) premier clubs from the Pacific Northwest, Ballard FC has a storied, albeit, short history. Beginning play in 2022, the club won the league championship in 2023 and continues its winning ways with an opening playoff match […]

4th Global Congress On Sport and Christianity Set

The fourth iteration of the Global Congress on Sport and Christianity has been announced and will be held at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, next summer. The dates have been announced for July 31 – August 2. The congress, which gathers every three years, was first held in York, England in 2016. The purpose of the […]

2024 Iglesia Cristiana Bethel Community Project Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, Soccer Chaplains United received a request from a small church in El Paso, Texas. Iglesia Cristiana Bethel. The church, a sister church to Iglesia Maranatha in Juárez, MX is led by Pablo Mata, brother to Jorge Mata. The church has a vision to build a community soccer team which will include […]

2024 Uganda Community Project Fulfillment

Last week, members of the Cherry Creek 2024 Uganda short-term mission trip came over to my house to help with sorting and bagging gear to take with them to Uganda. The team, leaving on July 3, will spend time in the capital city of Kampala and work with long-time partner, Mirembe House. The team will […]

Ruiz Steps Back from Soccer Chaplains United to Focus on the Valley

A little over a year ago, EJ Ruiz stepped into a gap. Chaplain Isidro Piña was moving to San Antonio and needed to handoff the chaplaincy work with the (now defunct) Rio Grande Valley Toros FC, an USL-Championship soccer team. From June until December of 2023, EJ faithfully served as the new chaplain to the […]

Halftime: Yellowstone is like Heaven

A return from family vacation last week to Yellowstone National Park has been reflecting on a couple of things. Perhaps, the greatest takeaway is that I imagine that Yellowstone is something like Heaven — indescribable, unimaginable, and more. Even like certain elements of the Beautiful Game — there is just a limit to how much one can […]

Halftime: Platforms and Politics

One of the headlines that is seemingly more and more fused with football is the issue of politics. A few weeks ago, high profile players came out and urged young people in their nation to get out and vote. Around the world, there has been a rise of the “activist super-player” who seemingly has more […]

Halftime: Differences in Freedom

Currently, in the U.S., there are two days set aside for recognizing freedom: Juneteenth (June 19) and July 4th. One celebrates a freedom fought for and won from British colonialism, the other celebrates the eventual and final execution of a proclamation of freedom. Today, on the podcast, in the time that a team might have […]

June Soccer with Jordan – Part 2

Today on the podcast, it is part 2 of my conversation with Jordan Medas. Jordan serves as a volunteer chaplain with Soccer Chaplains United and as the East Coast Chaplain Manager. Jordan and I continue our reflections about the 2022 Men’s World Cup Devotional and the subsequent (2024) revision, The Light is Coming. Jordan and […]

June Soccer with Jordan – Part 1

Today on the podcast, I am joined by Jordan Medas. Jordan is a volunteer chaplain with Soccer Chaplains United and he serves as the East Coast Chaplain Manager. Jordan’s first time on the podcast, we take a little bit of time to get to know him better and understand his story of coming to serve […]