• Canadian Armed Forces Chaplain Added to Eagle Commission Ranks
    by Liz Cutler Gates on November 21, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Today’s newsletter from the Eagle Commission bears exciting news. For the first time, the Charis Fellowship is represented in the Canadian Armed Forces. See the announcement below from Mark Penfold, DMin., Chaplain (Colonel) U.S. Army, retired, Endorsing Agent, Charis […]

  • Military Chaplains Activities Reported in Newsletter
    by Liz Cutler Gates on September 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Mark Penfold, endorsing agent for the Charis Fellowship and director of the Eagle Commission, recently sent his monthly report. Here are some highlights. Click here to read the complete newsletter. Army Chaplain Cameron Michael sent a recent update on ministry opportunities in his unit in Kuwait. […]

  • Murrays Return Home Following Son’s Surgery
    by Liz Cutler Gates on June 28, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Mark Penfold, endorsing agent for the Charis Fellowship, included this update in today’s report. Drew Murray, the son of U.S. Army Chaplain Jim and Ashley Murray, had surgery last week at Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  God really does answer prayer!  Thanks to […]

  • The Call to Serve
    by Liz Cutler Gates on February 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Serving in the U.S. Army was more than a job for Chaplain (Col.) James Schaefer and his wife, Elizabeth. As he retired from active duty at the end of January after 28 years, the couple reflected on what to them had been a calling. It was the end of another chapter in Charis Fellowship […]

  • Chaplain Graham Selected for Promotion
    by Liz Cutler Gates on August 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Army Chaplain (Major) Billy Graham has been selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, according to the promotion list recently released by the U.S. Army. Billy, with his wife, Robin, has served the Charis Fellowship as a military chaplain for nearly 15 years, according to Mark Penfold, DMin., […]

  • Charis Military Chaplains Deploy
    by Liz Cutler Gates on August 8, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Two Charis Fellowship military chaplains have recently deployed with their units, according to Mark Penfold, endorser, chaplaincy ministries, for the Fellowship. Below is his report. U.S. Army Chaplain Chuck Pridgen is deploying with his unit based in Ft Stewart, Ga. The unit will support […]

  • Eagle Commission Newsletter Provides Updates on Chaplains
    by Liz Cutler Gates on November 14, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    The next edition of the Eagle Commission newsletter, providing a snapshot of activities by Charis Fellowship military chaplains, has been mailed. Here are a few highlights: Army Chaplain Cameron Michael, based at Fort Bragg, completed Airborne School at Fort Benning and earned his […]

  • A Chaplain Remembers
    by Liz Cutler Gates on August 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Retired Grace Brethren Army chaplain (Col.) John Schumacher was honored last week during the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) for his years of service as the chaplain endorsing agent for the FGBC. At the reception that followed the evening session on […]

  • Cohorts, Awards, and Military Chaplains Mark Day Two at Conference
    by Liz Cutler Gates on July 27, 2017 at 4:13 am

    The Association of Grace Brethren Ministers honored three of its own on Wednesday morning as their annual “Pastors and Wives” breakfast kicked off Day Two at Access2017, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The conference is being held through Thursday […]

  • From Pastor to Chaplain: Ministry in the Military
    by Liz Cutler Gates on July 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Chaplain (1st Lieutenant) Cameron Michael, on of the newest Grace Brethren military chaplains, is writing as he transitions from serving as a Grace Brethren pastor to active duty chaplain. Cameron is a 2011 graduate of Grace College. Following his graduation from Grace Theological Seminary in […]

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