• The Portland Timbers won the MLS is Back Tournament and co-chaplains Ben Dudley and Troy Ready join me on today's episode of From the Touchline to talk about the team, the tourney and what the remainder of the season might look like. It's Troy's first time on the podcast so we will get to know him a little bit better and hear some of his background and story — including a difficult moment in a Latvian bathroom stall. You will definitely want to tune in for the whole episode and try to make sense of this (see the video below): Portland Timbers co-chaplain, Ben Dudley almost lands the "big" one... From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with

    Aug 19,
  • This October, with it being Pastoral Appreciation Month, we encourage supporters to "adopt" a chaplain — it might be a financial adoption, or prayer adoption — but however and whomever you might choose to "support" this month here is a little bit more on the chaplains that make up Soccer Chaplains United. #adoptachaplain Christ Presbyterian Academy High School Boys SoccerOne of Soccer Chaplains United's newest members, Rev Ryan Doyle is chaplain of CPA in Nashville, TN. Below are some of the ways you can "adopt" Ryan:- provide his 2020 Soccer Chaplains United membership- pray for Ryan, his wife, Lindsey, and six children - pray for his leadership of Mercy Presbyterian - pray for his teaching work with CPA- pray for his chaplaincy work with CPA Boys

    Oct 01,
  • I am pleased to announce that new for the 2019 season, Christina Garber, has been approved as candidate to serve as chaplain to one of the most storied teams in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the Portland Thorns FC. Christina is on staff with Cru City and works with college and young professionals in Portland as well as various non-profit organizations to see the city of Portland flourish. Christina talked about some of the challenges facing the young people she works with, Some of the most influential years for a young person can be the 20's and early 30's. They are figuring out who they are, and what it is that they stand for in life. The decisions they

    Jan 21,
  • 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

    Dec 15,