Executive Director and Endorsing Agent
Dr. Mark Penfold
Executive Director and Endorsing Agent, Williamsburg, VA
“The best part of chaplain ministry is its variety of contexts and settings: being a pastor/teacher to believers, a missionary/evangelist to those seeking, an advisor to leaders, a counselor to those seeking help and a friend to all. The opportunities to develop deep friendships with persons from every part of the world, from every ethnic background and even religions is unmatched in most ministry contexts. It truly becomes a ‘band of brothers … and sisters.'”
Associate Endorsing Agent
Dr. Don Shoemaker
Grace Community Church of Seal Beach, CA
Dr. Don Shoemaker is the Pastor Emeritus of Grace Community Church of Seal Beach. He previously served as senior pastor 1984 – 2012. He also volunteered and serves as Senior Chaplain of the Seal Beach Police Department (2001 – present). He previously was an assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Biola University (1976-84) and has developed a keen interest in the intersection of faith and culture, having chaired the Charis Fellowship’s Social Concerns Committee from 1985 to 2019.
1 PETER 4:11
If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Board of Directors
Pastor Jim Augspurger
Grace Polaris (OH)
Bellflower Brethren (CA)
Pastor Mark "Cappy" Lingenfelter
Hopewell GBC (PA)
Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors
Bridge Church (WV)
Grace Church (VA)
Pastor Eric Smith
Lanham Grace (MD)
Grace Polaris (OH)
Pastor Jeremy Wike
Community of Hope GBC (IN)
Pastor Steve Williams
Grace Community Church of Seal Beach (CA)
Pastor Tim Wilmetti
Pataskala Grace (OH)