Moody Soccer Served by Soccer Chaplains United
Soccer Chaplains United is pleased to announce that Moody Bible Institute Men’s Soccer is being served by the newest chaplain to join Soccer Chaplains United. Chaplain Pete Distler has a long history of working in soccer and recently joined Soccer Chaplains United as the organization’s first collegiate chaplain. Distler, who works at Moody as Director of Digital Marketing, spoke about the chaplaincy,
The new chaplain role…has been rewarding for all. It is a blessing… [especially for] the partnership between the chaplain and coaches for each unique mentoring opportunity that arises.
From my trip last December, I was able to meet with Coach Chris McHugh and help offer some feedback on writing the job description for Moody’s first chaplain to serve the soccer team. Coach McHugh and Distler met and started to formulate a plan for serving the team. It has been tremendously exciting to see my alma mater become the first college where we can have a chaplain serving.
Through Soccer Chaplains United, Pete will receive support and encouragement and additional training along the lines of creating a sustainable chaplaincy that hopefully lasts a long time at Moody.
Moody Soccer plays and competes as a member of the NCCAA Division II and competes against a challenging schedule comprised of NAIA, NCAA III, NCCAA I and NCCAA II opponents. Moody Soccer won the NCCAA Division II National Championship in 1994, 2001, 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can read more about the team and program on Moody Soccer’s athletics page. You can follow Moody Soccer by getting onto their Facebook page which carries many of the games live.