Our congratulations to Chaplain Richard S. Beyea III on his selection for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel! The promotion ceremony will likely be held sometime during or before the spring of 2016. Chaplain Beyea is currently serving as Wing Chaplain to the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, TX, where he leads the chapel team in ministry to aspiring Air Force pilots, their instructors and all who support the mission. About his selection, Beyea says, “All glory to God and a huge debt of gratitude to my wife and partner in ministry, Renee.” Chaplain Beyea also wishes to express his thanks for Anglican Chaplain intercessions on behalf of his second son who was born prematurely in May; Reuben James is now a healthy, happy and robust eight month old (pictured here with parents and brother Ricky after his baptism).
The CLC Academy is the required training event for non-ordained vocational chaplains serving in positions that require formal ecclesiastical endorsement. The Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (JAFC) will host two academies in 2015. Approval to attend requires permission from the attendee’s diocesan and approval from the Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy. The Academy will be held in Pelham, AL (Birmingham) February 5-7. Registration can be found here. Conference fee is $470 (single occupancy) or $45 (no accommodations). For more information, call Canon Trombitas at 888.460.5556.