God’s blessings upon your summer! I pray you have a Happy July 4th Holiday Season. Freedom is an ongoing process... This summer I have been traveling across the country visiting various annual conferences of The United Methodist Church sharing the good news of Gammon Theological Seminary! I always enjoy meeting alumni and friends of Gammon Theological Seminary across the denomination of The United Methodist Church. I am always in awe of the many ways Gammon students, Gammon graduates, and the friends of Gammon help set captives free from various forms of bondage by sharing the message of the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you experience an increasing amount of Freedom in the spiritual, emotional, and relational dimensions of your life.
Gammon Theological Seminary has a long history of service with military chaplaincy and the relationship continues to this day. Gammon graduates have served in the chaplaincy of every branch of the United States Military. Bishop Jonathan Holston, the current Chairperson of our Board of Trustees and Resident Bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, served as a Chaplain in the United States Navy Reserve (USNR).
To share a significant personal moment with you, effective July 2, 2018, I was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve (USAFR). One of the best professional decisions I made was to serve as a military chaplain in the USAFR. Military Chaplaincy has given me opportunities to do the following:
My role as an Air Force Chaplain Reservist helps me perform more effectively with my many other professional and personal responsibilities, because it offers me another significant lens in which to view life. It also gives me unique experiences in relation to Freedom.
For persons interested in Air Force Chaplaincy, I encourage you to contact Chaplain Major Michelle Law-Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-615-7888, and/ or http://www.afrc.af.mil/About-Us/Chaplain/.
Rev. Ken Walden President-Dean, Gammon Theological Seminary