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Ready Doubles Down With Soccer Chaplains United

Jul 01, 2022

Troy Ready, volunteer co-chaplain with the Portland Timbers, has been part of Soccer Chaplains United since late 2017 when we went through a rebranding and welcomed he and Ben Dudley onto the team. Troy has a long history in soccer as a former professional player and as a coach, which has included coaching at the U-23 level and at the collegiate level as well.

Today, Troy has done a bit deeper dive with us by moving his fundraising and support base under Soccer Chaplains United after serving for a number of years with another non-profit organization. We’d like to welcome those donors that have chosen to support Troy and Jenny and the family as they make this change.

More recently, so much of my work is involved in the soccer realm — from coaching, to the volunteer chaplaincy — that we started to feel that we might need to shift our support for the chaplaincy to be more in alignment with this amazing field where are called to serve.

Troy, on the reasons for moving funding under Soccer Chaplains United

For me, I am excited that Soccer Chaplains United has the flexibility to offer a bit of a “home” for Troy and the work that he has been called to. I’ve constantly felt and believed that God wasn’t calling us to become a large sports ministry because a number of those already exist; however, I have desired our little organization to be flexible enough for the varying needs of the chaplains — whether they need to raise a little money or no money — and to offer, above all, a professionally striving collaborative and supportive group that share similar values when it comes to offering chaplaincy to soccer.

You can support Troy and his ministry with Portland Timbers. Check out our Donate page and through PushPay select the Portland 2 (Ready) Fund or memo Portland 2 (Ready) in your check or donation.

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 across all levels of soccer. Please consider making a contribution today to help us continue growing our chaplains and our work. Check out our Donate page for different giving options.

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