The Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies Webinar focuses on capturing the lessons learned from those who used innovation and technology to deliver spiritual care during the COVID pandemic. The presenters represent the ministry delivered in Hospital, Military, Veteran Affairs, Marketplace, Correctional, and Para-church ministries.
After completing a 30-year career in City Management, C. G. Maclin has served with Marketplace Chaplains for 17 years in a variety of leadership positions. As the current Chief Academic Officer and EVP of Canada, C.G. currently oversees the training academy, as well as international services. Prior to joining Marketplace, he served as City Manager of Lufkin, Texas, for over 13 years, receiving the “Best of Texas, 2003 Visionary Award” from the Center for Digital Government, and was recognized by Texas Business Magazine in 1995 as heading one of the best–managed cities in the State of Texas. A native of East Texas, C.G. holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration from Texas A&M University.
Chaplain Roberts is the Innovation in Spiritual Care Delivery Chaplain for Baylor Scott and White Health. In this role he focuses on how to increase efficiency, improve quality, and expand accessibility to spiritual health resources for Baylor Scott and White Health’s Office of Mission and Ministry. Chaplain Roberts was the staff chaplain at Cedar Crest Hospital and Residential Treatment Center for four years where he provided spiritual care to pediatric mental health patients. He joined Baylor Scott and White Health in 2012 when he started the CPE residency program at BSW-Temple. He went on to work at McLane Children’s for five years and was the department head for the last four before he moved into his current position. He also served as a board member and business manager of the Pediatric Chaplains Network from 2016 to 2018. He graduated with his Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.
Chaplain Jordan is the Chief of Chaplain Service for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She also formerly served as a Mental Health Clinical Staff Chaplain, U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate, Military Police (MP), and bank manager. Prior to her current position, she conducted a one-year chaplain fellowship in mental health at the North Texas VA Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She assisted with the development of a psycho-spiritual moral injury (MI) group, which remains a part of the Dallas VA Mental Health curriculum. Chaplain Jordan received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a native of Carrollton, Georgia, and has over twenty years of management experience. She is a member of the Peninsula Covenant Church in Redwood City, California.
Rabbi Scheer works closely with Father Andrew Sioleti, Chief of Chaplains at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System to find creative, innovative solutions to enable family reunions that otherwise weren’t possible due to restrictions on visitation. At Harbor’s St. Albans Campus, the chaplains frequently donned PPE and worked together to facilitate video conferencing. Rabbi Andrew Scheer studied at Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion and earned his BA in Jewish History from New York University. Following ordination, Andrew worked on Rikers Island as a Jewish Chaplain with the New York City Department of Correction
Dr. Vance L. Drum served as a Texas Department of Criminal Justice chaplain for 32 years, retiring as Director of Chaplaincy Operations. He worked for 27 years in the 2500-man maximum security Eastham Prison. As Director of Chaplaincy Operations, he supervised 126 Texas chaplains in an agency responsible for ministry to 146,000 inmates and 35,000 employees. Vance is past president of the American Correctional Chaplains Association. Vance pastors a Nondenominational Christian Church from 1999 to the present. Vance is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Murray State University, Florida College and received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Abilene Christian University.
Chaplain Chae is Chief, Air Force Chaplain Accessions, Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He directs and manages worldwide chaplain recruiting and accessions plans, programs, and policies. Chaplain Chae is responsible for all active duty chaplain accessions and coordinates with Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard to ensure Total Force recruiting integration as well as faith group balance and diversity. He leads a team of seven military and civilian members and oversees national chaplain recruiting marketing initiatives. Chaplain Chae serves as a liaison to the Armed Forces Chaplains Board and over 250 Department of Defense ecclesiastical endorsers. He is a minister of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.
As missionaries with Cru Military, a division of Cru, Steve and Karen Dorner focus on serving those who struggle with Combat Trauma and PTSD. In partnership with REBOOT Recovery they lead ongoing REBOOT Combat Recovery courses in San Antonio, and serve Cru Military as REBOOT Advisors. With over ten years in the areas of PTSD Ministry and Church Mobilization, the Dorners have spoken at seminars across the country training individuals, churches, and organizations who desired to serve the military. In 2012 they led a team to create a free, online seminar to enlist and equip local congregations to minister to the military, and address the hidden wounds of war. Steve and Karen joined the staff of Cru in 2002 and Cru Military in 2006. Prior to serving with Cru, Steve worked many years in sales, and Karen served on a large church staff. Steve’s experience as a Combat Medic with the Infantry in Vietnam, 1969-70, helps guide their vision of helping veterans of all eras, and their families, find both spiritual and practical solutions for dealing with trauma and move forward in healing and growth.
|2:00 - 2:05pm||Welcome and Webinar Instructions|
|2:05 - 3:00pm||MarketPlace, Hospital, and Veteran Affairs Ministry with Q & A to follow|
|3:00 - 3:10pm||Break|
|3:10 - 3:55pm||Correctional, Military, and Parachurch Ministry with Q & A to follow|
|3:55 - 4:00pm||Webinar wrapup|
Thursday, January 28, 2021