Chaplaincy

Wesleyans in the news: November 1

Wesleyans in the news: November 1

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Chaplain brings encouragement to Central Florida Rev. Mike Levelle, a...
Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Dr. Gary Carr has been elected member-at-large to the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF). He will represent The Wesleyan Church joining official representatives, religious leaders and executives from more than 200 denominational churches and...
​A chaplain’s perspective on Cubans’ hope

​A chaplain’s perspective on Cubans’ hope

A few months ago, I was invited by Flama Seminary to teach an intensive ministerial course on spiritual formation to a group of ministerial students from The Wesleyan Church of Cuba. With this invitation, I heard the Lord’s voice, saying deep down in my heart,...
​Wesleyan pastor receives distinguished police award

​Wesleyan pastor receives distinguished police award

What do a pastor, chaplain, and police officer have in common? They all focus on impacting lives, one person at a time. For church planter and First Simple Church founding pastor, Dr. Sam Frye, all three roles were recognized at this year’s James City County,...
​Chaplain Commander Richard Bareiss remembered

​Chaplain Commander Richard Bareiss remembered

Chaplain Richard E. Bareiss, 89, of Bourbonnais, Ill., died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Bickford House in Bourbonnais. Born Dec. 10, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., he was a seaman in the Navy at the end of World War II. After attending Houghton College (where he met...
Military chaplains at The Cove

Military chaplains at The Cove

(See pictures below.) Every two years, about 30 active Wesleyan military chaplains from all branches of service are invited to come together for debriefing, prayer, inspiration, professional development, and fellowship. While some are in deployment or otherwise cannot...
​Michigan pastor receives distinguished chaplain award

​Michigan pastor receives distinguished chaplain award

A Wesleyan pastor in Michigan has been honored by the state for his role as a chaplain. Michigan State Police Chaplain Bryan Thompson, of the Houghton Lake Post, was announced as the 2016 recipient of the David R. Amo Award of Excellence in Chaplaincy. Rev. Thompson...
Canadian military chaplain serves in Nepal

Canadian military chaplain serves in Nepal

Chaplain Captain Ray Smith has been serving with the Canadian Forces Garrison (Army) in Petawawa, Ontario, for five years. Less than a week after the deadly April 25 earthquake in Nepal, a “disaster assistance relief team” (DART) was deployed, and he was...