Chaplain’s service influences development of military support program
Monday, September 17, 2012
A soldier’s journey is laden with a unique set of experiences often influencing the direction of their careers.
For Col. Gary Gilmore, an early call to ministry helped define his own journey as a military chaplain and influence the formation of a new program to help servicemembers in need.
Spending many of his formative years in Minnesota and South Dakota, Gilmore’s family eventually relocated to the Kansas City area, where he graduated from high school in 1975.
Gilmore had become involved in mission trips during his senior year and began to feel the clarion call of ministry in his future.
“The military was the furthest thing from my mind,” he said. “I really felt as though ....