Alvarez To Move On
Colorado Rapids Assistant Chaplain, Gerardo Alvarez, has felt that it is time to move on from Soccer Chaplains United. He has had a more specific call to put more attention to his family during this season of life and so, he will be stepping down at the end of May. Gerardo has served well as the assistant bilingual chaplain since 2018. He shared with me,
One of the thing I enjoyed seeing the most in working with the Rapids, was to see how the professional soccer players looked forward to go into the field to display their passion and capability; serving their families was a pleasant experience.Gerardo Alvarez, Colorado Rapids Assistant Chaplain, 2018-2019
Key to Gerardo’s time in ministry was the service to several bilingual families and players. As often, families from other countries and cultures can feel lonely and isolated as they are far from familiar settings and family. The professional soccer environment was new for Gerardo, but one that he learned to work within well.
Working for SCU was a great learning adventure that I was excited to take on; Brad was patient and a great mentor, for me. It was a delight also to work with the other Soccer Chaplains United staff who are excellent professionals and preeminent people to work with. Thank you for the opportunity, may God continue to use you and bless you!Gerardo Alvarez, Colorado Rapids Assistant Chaplain, 2018-2019
One of the things I appreciate most about Gerardo has been his heart for his family and for prayer. He keeps things in the right priority. Our relationship with God and our ministry to our family always should come first. And, while it is difficult to say goodbye, there is a great appreciation for all that Gerardo has done to serve along with me, the Colorado Rapids, and Soccer Chaplains United.