US Coast Guard Ninth District
Chaplain Plummer enlisted in the Navy and served onboard the USS NIMITZ as a Photographer's Mate ('78-'81), and Great Lakes Training Center ('81-82). During the remainder of the 80's he managed the Photo Lab at a privately owned mapping firm in northern Virginia. In '90 he entered Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated in '93 with a bachelor's degree majoring in religious studies. He received a master of divinity degree at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in '97, and was ordained and called to serve a small congregational in rural Virginia. During his years at college and seminary he served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Storekeeper. In '99 he assessed into the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps and since served in Iceland ('99-'02); US Navy Seabees - NMCB 40 ('02-05), which included two deployments in Okinawa; US Marines - MWSS 373 ('05-'07), which included a deployment in Iraq; Operational Ministry Center/Surface Force Ministry Center - San Diego ('07-'10), which included a WESTPAC cruise serving aboard three Destroyers and a Cruiser, and he volunteered to serve as an individual augment (IA) for over 12 months with the Army in Iraq. Chaplain Plummer now serves as the Ninth Coast Guard District Chaplain. His goal is to follow Jesus' model of servant-leadership and always take care of people, treating everyone with respect and kindness.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Other Devotions and Resources
Chaplains Recommended Reading List
One Month to Live: 30 Days to A
No-Regrets Life," by Kerry and Chris Shook
The Reason for God by Tim Kellar
The Answer: Putting an End to the Search for Life’s Satisfaction by Randy Pope
Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias
Local Cleveland Events
Daily Mass on Ninth Street
For Latvia and Cleveland Kids Being Collected!
Shoe collection is taking place at many locations throughout the WCRF listening area through Sunday, August 3rd. WCRF invites you to drop off new shoes (and socks) for the 2008 Shoes For Orphan Souls shoe collection drive now. New shoes of all sizes will go to needy kids in Latvia along with a portion going to kids in need right here in our backyard in Greater Cleveland.
There are three things you can do:
1. Buy pairs of new
shoes and socks and drop them off
at one of the area locations listed
2. Consider traveling to Latvia this fall with Mark Zimmerman and a team of other lay missionaries to deliver the shoes in the name of Jesus. Click here for details.
3. Pray that God blesses this collection. And that thousands of shoes go to exactly the kids God has selected.
D9 Travelers: Bring back the hotels complimentary soaps and shampoos that you don’t use when you when you’re on travel. City Mission uses them in one of their in house ministries, “Crossroads,” where they provide job training for homeless men and get them ready for job interviews. There is a drop off in the D9 Chaplain’s foyer. Thanks for your consideration.
Looking for a place to worship, Christian School, etc…?
If you’d like to talk to a chaplain:
D 9 Chaplain Jeffrey Plummer,
Sector Detroit and Ohio units
Sector Lake Michigan (Sault Ste Marie)
Chaplain Jason R. Arant, Jason.R.Arant@uscg.mil
Fr. Joe Porpiglia (Roman Catholic) Joseph.D.Porpiglia@uscg.mil
After business hours contact the D9 Command Center and ask for the Duty Chaplain 216-902-6117.
If this is an emergency and you need to speak with someone right now, call 1-800-273-TALK