Announcing New Tacoma Defiance Chaplain
I am pleased to announce the newest member of Soccer Chaplains United — Jubal McDaniel. Jubal will serve as volunteer chaplain for the Tacoma Defiance, of the United Soccer League—Championship.
Jubal is the Founder and Executive Director of NW Football Ministries, a non-profit organization created to help poor and immigrant families be able to enjoy the game of soccer and to also receive encouragement and hear about the Good News of the Gospel through the examples and witness of the coaches. Jubal also serves as Elementary Athletic Director for Cascade Christian Schools where he coaches the girls Junior High and High School teams. You can learn more on his bio page here.
The appointment of McDaniel and placement with Tacoma comes during an interesting time with the effects of COVID-19 and the global pandemic still limiting chaplain interactions with teams, but with doors opening for chaplains to provide care from a distance.
Jubal’s appointment comes at an important time as the USL season is into the playoffs. With Tacoma not advancing out of the group stage, Jubal’s attention will turn toward offseason work including supporting athletes and coaches transitioning for the next couple of months. Jubal will also begin to lay the groundwork for future chaplaincy service in 2021 to his local, hometown team.
Jubal will look to raise expenses through Soccer Chaplains United and donations toward the Tacoma chaplaincy may be made through the Tacoma fund tab through PushPay or by marking “Tacoma” in the memo section of a check and mailed to our Denver PO box address below.
I really have appreciated the depth of this process and the professionalism with the coaches and athletes in working through this with Soccer Chaplains United. I am really looking forward to working with and serving my local club, the Tacoma Defiance, as chaplain.Jubal, on the process with Soccer Chaplains United
Jubal now becomes Soccer Chaplains United’s fifth volunteer chaplain serving in the USL – Championship and the organization’s 15th chaplain, overall.
Soccer Chaplains United is non-profit, 501(c)3 and depends upon the financial support of our partners to carry out our work of developing chaplaincy, counseling, and community service across all levels of soccer. Please consider making a contribution today to help us continue growing our work. Simply click the PushPay (the big P) link below to make a secure, online, tax-deductible gift, or mail a donation to Soccer Chaplains United, PO Box 102081, Denver, CO 80250.