Disciples News Service

Chaplaincy endorser to retire

2016dnsstevedoanOn June 28, 2005, Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer Steven Doan began his employment with the Division of Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) dba Disciples Home Missions. For over 12 years, Steve has captured the heart and spirit of those who serve in specialized ministries to all branches of military service – Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired – and to Institutional Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Veterans Affairs Chaplains, and Federal Prison Chaplains.

Steve’s announced retirement is effective July 31, 2017, shortly after the conclusion of the 2017 General Assembly here in Indianapolis, Indiana. There will be a pre-Assembly retirement reception for Steve at the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00pm EST.

A position description for the Chaplaincy Endorsement Officer will be posted on or after Nov. 15, 2016, detailing job duties, responsibilities, knowledge, and skills required. A minister holding standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with a history of military experience or a good grasp of military culture is preferred.