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Portland Timbers Chaplains Join Soccer Chaplains United

Today, it’s my privilege to announce that Portland Timbers Chaplains Ben Dudley and Troy Ready have officially joined Soccer Chaplains United. Ben and Troy have been working with the Timbers of Major League Soccer (MLS) since 2010 and 2014, respectively. They co-chaplain the MLS side which won its first league title in 2015.

Ben is no stranger to Soccer Chaplains United. He was part of CrossTraining back beginning in 2010 when he first moved to Portland and started working with the Timbers. He helped encourage me and the CrossTraining Board, at the time, to seek out becoming it’s own non-profit 501(c)3 entity. He recently shared with the board and other team members,

I’ve been in community with Brad for the past 8 seasons and it is really an honor to be able to officially join the Soccer Chaplains United team.  I give Brad a hard time a lot, but he has done an amazing job of stewarding this ministry and I’m excited to see how God continues to use (all of us) to provide spiritual care, wise council, and meaningful service to the soccer community.

Troy has a special connection to the Timbers as he played for the club from 2006-2008 and had over 20 appearances. He continues to be involved with the organization as well by serving as an assistant coach with the U-23 team and as co-chaplain with Ben.

We are excited to have Ben and Troy part of Soccer Chaplains United and we look forward to sharing and collaborating to provide spiritual care, wise counsel, and meaningful service for the exciting soccer community in Portland, Oregon.

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