About Us

Missional Chaplains exists to help organizations succeed by strengthening people in wellness, spiritual and emotional health through providing daily, individualized care from trained community chaplains.

 

A national service organization founded in southwest Michigan and now service in the Midwest, we have been meeting, training and developing a leadership team from a variety of local fellowships to serve in a variety of different settings, such as: our local Gospel mission, the county jail, businesses, non-profit organizations, public safety and government offices, churches, the entertainment industry and schools.


Our team is made up of people who have spent many years in various careers creating, consulting, serving, cultivating relationships and educating people. As chaplains, we are able to walk alongside and encourage those in need through care, compassion and a ministry of presence. The Spirit of God — of acceptance, forgiveness and love — is the Presence that we have the privilege to represent in our community.


Our vision is to place people of influence and compassion in multiple settings. Where you live, who you visit, where you go and what you do - we are there - in the studio, across the hood of a car, standing next to heavy equipment, in your corner cubicle. When the pain of loss is overwhelming, when it seems as though no one knows or cares, we are trained, experienced and gifted with compassion to come alongside and serve.

 

If you're interested in learning about training opportunities to become a chaplain, click here to visit our "Training" page.

Our Team

Mike Kemple

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Ten years ago, The LORD introduced me to chaplaincy. First Law

Enforcement, First Responder, Critical Incident training and ever since, this mission has been on my heart to serve, love, care and share the truth of the Gospel and the love of Jesus in the marketplace, the culture of our time.

 

My wife Patty is a tremendous support and encouragement as well as our daughters, son-in-laws (with love and respect), grandchildren & many friends and colleagues.

 

I am grateful for our fellowship at Lighthouse Community Church and all those who support and pray for our work. It is an incredible team of chaplains that devote time and wisdom and love to the many different settings we find ourselves in. Thankful to God for MC and the work we do.

Bill Schuhmacher

CHAPLAIN SUPERVISOR

 

Bill is married to Rainy. They are raising two teenage boys together. Rainy has been a missionary and a successful educator. Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Technology Education and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. Bill has had a few careers: Painter, Teacher, Pastor, Principal of an international school in China and currently Chaplain and business owner of Leadership Lógos Consulting Co. The common thread in all of these is helping people succeed and excel in who they were created to be and what they were made to do. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with my family, cycling, cooking & eating, disc golfing, reading and watching good movies.

 

Dave Brodzinski

CHAPLAIN SUPERVISOR

 

Dave has been married to his beautiful wife Sara for 27 years. Together they have two children. He always knew that God wanted him to inspire and positively influence others, but in serving God and the poor at a food pantry, he found his true calling. As Dave worked in the corporate business world, he longed to do more to impact the world. After adopting his daughter, Fiona from Uganda, Africa in 2011, Dave and his wife Sara started Kuyamba Ministries. Kuyamba Ministries is a Christian humanitarian and poverty relief nonprofit helping those in need in Uganda with physical and spiritual needs. Currently, Dave is doing work for Missional Chaplains and Michiana Biblical Counseling Center as well as traveling back to Uganda each year. In his spare time, Dave enjoys walking with his Leader Dog, Flynn.

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