Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

Advent Christian Commission on Chaplains
Chaplain (Colonel) Ronald Scott Bezanson, U.S. Army (Ret), Chairman

Military service takes its members away from home, family, community, church and places them in a new environment, often in harms way. The military provides alternate means of caring for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of its members. Chaplains are appointed to minister to the spiritual needs of the command and its members. A chaplain advises his/her command on all religious, moral, and morale matters. A chaplain provides services, sacraments, pastoral counseling, and other ministrations. Every chaplain is endorsed by his/her denomination and agrees to provide positive witness to faith, and respect for other faiths.

The Advent Christian Church has sent clergy to meet these needs since beginning in WWII. Our chaplains maintain contact with local churches encouraging prayer and material support of their ministry. Chaplains have not "left the ministry," rather they have expanded their pastoral outreach to all personnel in their unit, parish, or area of assignment. They encourage and facilitate the free exercise of religious faith and practice, coordinating their own positive witness and ministry with that of chaplains of other faiths to enhance the spiritual health of the parish.

 

ACTIVE DUTY
 
CHAPLAIN (CPT) CARL W. OTIS, United States Army   
 
CHAPLAIN DOUGLAS E. HOLMES, LTJG, United States Navy 
 
U.S. ARMY RESERVE (USAR)
 
CHAPLAIN (COL) KIMON A. NICOLAIDES, III
 
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD (ARNG)
 
CHAPLAIN (CPT) EARL E. WEIGELT
 
CHAPLAIN CANDIDATES
 
1LT THOMAS J. CHAPLIN, JR. United States Army Reserve
 
2 LT MARK PLUM, Army Reserve National Guard.   

 

VETERANS (VA) HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY
 
CHAPLAIN PAUL F. BRICKER
                                                                            
CIVILIAN HOSPITAL
 
CHAPLAIN DOUG WILLIAMS
    
RETIRED
 
CHAPLAIN (COL) RONALD S. BEZANSON, U.S. Army (Retired)
 
CHAPLAIN (LTC) CRAIG R. DUNHAM, U.S. Army (Retired) 

CHAPLAIN (LTC) WILLIAM M. GARDNER, USAR (Retired)
Email:
CACMSmike@live.com

Copyright 2014 by Advent Christian General Conference