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Adopt A Chaplain for October

Oct 01, 2019

This October, with it being Pastoral Appreciation Month, we encourage supporters to “adopt” a chaplain — it might be a financial adoption, or prayer adoption — but however and whomever you might choose to “support” this month here is a little bit more on the chaplains that make up Soccer Chaplains United. #adoptachaplain

Christ Presbyterian Academy High School Boys Soccer
One of Soccer Chaplains United’s newest members, Rev Ryan Doyle is chaplain of CPA in Nashville, TN.
Below are some of the ways you can “adopt” Ryan:
– provide his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership
– pray for Ryan, his wife, Lindsey, and six children 
– pray for his leadership of Mercy Presbyterian 
– pray for his teaching work with CPA
– pray for his chaplaincy work with CPA Boys Soccer 

Ryan’s Bio
Colorado Rapids
Founder and Director of Soccer Chaplains United, Rev Brad Kenney, is the volunteer chaplain for the Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer).
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– support Brad through Soccer Chaplains United
– pray for Brad, his wife, Adriana, and four daughters
– pray for his ministry to the Rapids organization
– pray for his leadership of Soccer Chaplains United
– pray for Brad’s broader work in sports chaplaincy

Brad’s Bio
Colorado Rapids Development Academy
Pastor Rubén Rodríguez is volunteer chaplain for the Rapids DA.
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– provide his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership
– pray for Rubén, his wife, Kayla, and two daughters
– pray for his daily work with Core Contracting
– pray for his pastoral work with The Sacred Grace
– pray for his work with Rapids DA players and families

Rubén’s Bio
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Pastor Kurt Trempert is volunteer chaplain for the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, in the USL – Championship (Division II).
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– provide his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership
– pray for Kurt, his wife, Terasue, and three adult children
– pray for his pastoral work with Harvest – Downtown
– pray for his ministry to the Switchbacks organization

Kurt’s Bio
Laredo Area
Rev Cesar Duran is developing chaplaincy opportunities in Laredo, Texas.
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– provide his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership
– pray for Cesar, his wife, Andrea, and two children
– pray for his pastoral work with Laredo First – UMC
– pray for his soccer chaplaincy development work in Laredo and across the border in Mexico 

Cesar’s Bio
Memphis 901 FC
Rev Greg Aydt is the volunteer chaplain for Memphis 901 FC, an expansion team in the USL – Championship (Division II).
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– help provide for his 2020 membership and/or expenses for Memphis
– pray for Greg, his wife, Heather, and two children
– pray for his pastoral work with Advent Presbyterian
– pray for his ministry to Memphis 901 FC

Greg’s Bio
Moody Bible Institute Men’s Soccer
Pete Distler is the volunteer chaplain for Moody Bible Institute’s Men’s Soccer.
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
 help provide for his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership 
– pray for Pete, his wife, Madeline, and four adult daughters
– pray for his Digital Marketing work with the Moody Bible Institute
– pray for his ministry to the Men’s Soccer Team 

Pete’s Bio
Nashville SC 
Rev Billy Cerveny is the volunteer chaplain for Nashville SC, which is currently playing in the USL – Championship, but will become an MLS team in 2020.
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– help provide for his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership 
– pray for Billy, his wife, Charla, and two children
– pray for his pastoral and counseling work through Redbird
– pray for his ministry to the Nashville SC organization

Billy’s Bio
New Jersey
Rev Ricardo Orellana serves Soccer Chaplains United by translating materials from English to Spanish.
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– help provide for his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership 
– pray for Ricardo, his wife, Sonia, and their five adult children
– pray for his pastoral, teaching, and counseling work
– pray for his ministry to Soccer Chaplains United 

Ricardo’s Bio
Portland Thorns FC 
One of Soccer Chaplains United’s newest volunteer chaplains is Christina Garber, with the National Women’s Soccer League team, Portland Thorns. 
Here are some ways to “adopt” her:
– help provide for her 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership 
– pray for Christina, husband, Andy, and three children
– pray for her work through CRU City
– pray for her ministry to the players and staff of the Portland Thorns organization

Christina’s Bio
Portland Timbers
Ben Dudley is the volunteer, co-chaplain with the Portland Timbers (Major League Soccer). 
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– help provide for his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership
– pray for Ben, his wife, Jamie, and two boys
– pray for Ben’s daily work with Positive Coaching Alliance
– pray for his ministry to the Portland Timbers organization

Ben’s Bio
Portland Timbers
Troy Ready is volunteer, co-chaplain with the Portland Timbers (Major League Soccer). 
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– help provide for his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership
– pray for Troy, his wife, Jenny, and three boys
– pray for Troy’s coaching work with Warner Pacific College
– pray for his ministry work with Frontier Missions
– pray for his ministry to the Portland Timbers organization

Troy’s Bio
Rio Grande Valley Toros FC
Rev Isidro Piña is volunteer chaplain with the Toros in McAllen, Texas. 
Here are some ways to “adopt” him:
– help provide for his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership 
– pray for Isidro, his wife, Blanca, two adult children and one grandson
– pray for Isidro’s pastoral work with El Buen Pastor UMC
– pray for his ministry to the RGV Toros FC organization

Isidro’s Bio
Trinity International University Men’s Soccer
Kim Beach is our newest member with Soccer Chaplains United. She is the volunteer chaplain with Trinity International University Men’s Soccer. 
Here are some ways to “adopt” her:
– help provide for her 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership 
– pray for Kim, her husband, David, and two adult children
– pray for her ministry to Trinity International University’s Men’s Team 

Kim’s Bio

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