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Clint Moore Unites with United

Mar 22, 2021

Clint Moore, has been serving, unofficially, as chaplain to New Mexico United for the past two seasons. During that time, Clint and I have had a lot of conversations about joining Soccer Chaplains United for mutual collaboration and support as he looks to serve the United Soccer League — Championship (USL) side. Clint is the Pastor over Missions and Community Groups at Christ Church Albuqurque. You can read more about him on his bio page here.

It is always amazing to me how God finds people to work with the soccer community. When New Mexico United was announced as an expansion franchise a few years ago, I began praying, especially since the team is just down the road from Denver. After a few initial reach out inquiries to local pastors within my network, I reached out to friend and former Colorado Rapids player, Mike Graczyk, then assistant coach at University of New Mexico.

Mike, I am looking for candidates that might be interested in doing chaplaincy with New Mexico United, do you know of anyone that might be interested in going through the process?

Mike told me, “I’ve got a guy.”

That guy happened to be Mike’s pastor whose sons have been involved in soccer. An invitation by the Colorado Rapids Developmental Academy to his sons afforded us an opportunity to meet in Parker, Colorado (of all places) and for me to share the vision of Soccer Chaplains United and meet Clint in person.

When I asked Clint to consider the opportunity, he did due diligence – first going to his wife and church leadership to have them help discern what the Lord was doing in this opportunity. With the church’s blessing and with an informal availability and service over the past couple of seasons, Clint has been able to be there — even in the midst of the global pandemic.

It’s been my joy to serve the team voluntarily and informally for the past couple of seasons, truly…My hope is that I’ve been there when needed, but never a distraction. That’s my goal – no pressure for anyone to utilize, but right there and eager as a…resource for anyone in the club who desires it.

Clint, on serving New Mexico United the past few years

Clint’s heart is to missionally serve, not just New Mexico United but the city of Albuquerque, so what better way to do that than through this exciting, professional team?

As Clint officially joins Soccer Chaplains United, he brings the number of chaplains currently serving to 17 chaplains and New Mexico United becomes the 6th USL team being served by Soccer Chaplains United.

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