Chaplain

Evangelism
The Rev. DooSoo Lee, an elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church, serves soldiers at the U.S Army’s Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, where he is currently deployed. Photo courtesy of the Rev. DooSoo Lee, U.S. Army.

Army chaplain returns to his native South Korea to serve

The Rev. DooSoo Lee’s latest pastoral appointment has taken him to his motherland. Lee, who is Korean American and a U.S. Army chaplain, currently serves at the base in South Korea.
Faith Sharing
Appalachian Trail chaplain “Chappy Jack” Layfield on the Appalachian Trail in Roan Mountain, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Appalachian Trail chaplain shares faith journey in devotional book

“Chappy Jack” Layfield served as the 2019 Appalachian Trail chaplain. He has written a book of daily devotionals that chronicles his experiences on “the AT” and his spiritual growth as a result of the 2,200-mile hike.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Jeremy Wicks (front) takes part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in northern Michigan. Wicks has served as a police chaplain, a reserve police officer and a Black Lives Matter organizer. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Jeremy Wicks.

Pastors with a badge advance police reforms

United Methodist chaplains and pastors who serve in law enforcement discuss what changes might help both the police and the people they serve.
Mission and Ministry
Lt. Cmdr. Genevieve Clark, chaplain, conducts an Easter sunrise service on the flight deck of the hospital ship USNS Mercy in Los Angeles, where it has been deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response. Clark is an elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden.

Military chaplains deployed in pandemic

United Methodist clergy in Navy, National Guard hold Holy Week services and offer general support to military personnel involved in coronavirus response.

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