Since day one our mission has remained constant: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our chaplaincy program is a tangible adaptation of our mission. By listening to people, providing spiritual guidance, praying for people and leading in various ways the chaplains demonstrate Christ and his values to the YMCA community.

 

The Chaplains

Contact any of the chaplains at chaplains@ymcastaff.org

David is the pastor of Antioch Church in the Countryside YMCA. He loves being with people and considers it a privilege that he can spend much of his life helping people grow in their own faith journey with the Lord. In his free time, you might find him watching sports, reading a good book, wrestling with his boys or drinking strong coffee with friends. He and his wife Ashli have four boys.

  

Doug is an author and traveling speaker who has worked with Athletes in Action since 1983.  Doug loves good conversation and is passionately committed to helping others take the next step in their spiritual journey. He loves all sports, enjoys the outdoors, and is a world traveler. He and his wife Martha have two sons.

Jim has been involved in pastoral/chaplaincy ministry for over 35 years. He recently retired from Otterbein Lebanon Senior Living Community where he served as the senior pastor/chaplain. Jim also has experience as a Hospice chaplain and is experienced in offering bereavement support. Jim listens to people and offers the love of Christ to all. He and his wife have two  adult sons. 

Brian is a pastor on staff at  the Landen location of  Antioch Church in the Countryside YMCA and has been in church ministry since 2002.  Brian’s passion is to create safe spaces where people, regardless of their religious beliefs or background, can explore spirituality.  He loves people and good conversation, especially over a good drink. Brian and his wife Jess have three children. 

Steve has been a chaplain for over 40 years with Athletes in Action.  He was the chaplain of the Green Bay Packers for 25 years and has also served at various college campuses across the country. His current role is the chaplain of Miami University where he works with both coaches and athletes. Steve and his wife Lin have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

Jami graduated from the US Air Force Academy, which is where she met her husband Tom. They spent 10 years around the country in the Air force and growing their family of four kids. Her Air Force experience combined with the tougher job of mothering has given her a deep love for God and His purposes. She enjoys talking of Christ with all seekers, skeptics, and believers.

Rick brings over 30 years of caring for families to the Y; having served as a pastor, Bible teacher and counselor both in the US and abroad. Rick has degrees from the University of Michigan and Dallas Seminary. He works locally as a Chemist/Engineering Manager. He and his wife Sheryl are both bilingual (English and Spanish). 

Since 2014, Jeff has been the Youth Pastor at  Antioch Church in the Countryside YMCA. Prior to that he worked downtown for a large accounting firm. You will often see Jeff on the basketball court or in the cafe spending time with students. Jeff and his wife Kelsey both graduated from Miami University.  

Mike is the lead pastor of Maineville Church in the Countryside YMCA. He received his Bachelor's of Arts from Miami University of Ohio in 2003 and his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2010.  Mike and his wife, Hannah, have been married for about fifteen years and they have four daughters: Addie, Sophie, Ruthie, and Lucy.  

Nona and her husband Jeff  are members of Lebanon Presbyterian Church where Nona has served as elder. Her service also includes Children’s Ministry and leading Mommies Bible Study and Parents of Teens Sunday School. She has been volunteering in youth ministry since 2002. Nona loves to get to know people and is looking forward encouraging others at Countryside YMCA. The McCauley's have lived in Lebanon since 1993 and raised their three daughters here.

 

 


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