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I have had the joy of being
stationed at Fort Carson several
times. In 2001, I was in the Army
Reserve and I worked out of Veterans
Chapel. Chap. (Col.) John Powledge,
Chap. (Maj.) Bill Fox and I prayed
there would be a contemporary
service at the chapel, so we were
glad that Chapel Next began. I
hear there are a couple of hundred
people attending it now.
While I was in the 68th Corps
Support Battalion I preached out
of Provider Chapel when it had a
Protestant service. We also had it
packed out for unit briefi ngs. I
recently did a wedding there, so
it was nice to remember the good
times with our Soldiers.
When I was with the 4th Special
Troops Battalion, Prussman Chapel
is where I was a co-pastor of the
Gospel service, and I enjoyed
playing keys with their choir. We
had a lot of fun together. It is also
where I attended the memorial for
Chap. (Capt.) Dale Goetz. I also had
the honor of working with Chap.
(Maj.) Tim Vakoc, who was severely
wounded in Iraq. May Jesus comfort
their Families and friends.
Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel is
where I regrettably have had to
lead memorials. I also had the joy
of preaching there during the
Protestant service. I attended
many unit ministry team meetings
there as well.
After being the deputy/senior
clinician of the Department of
Ministry and Pastoral Care at Healer
Chapel, I have preached and prayed
at promotions many times. It has
been a privilege to have worked
out of all of Fort Carson’s chapels
over 13 years.
Fort Carson’s chapels are calling.
How will you answer?
In Matthew 11:28-30, Christ said
“Come to me, all who are weary and
heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn
from me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart, and you will fi nd rest for
your souls. For my yoke is easy and
my burden is light.”