CONVERGE Chaplaincy Training Weekend – November 6, 2021

What exactly is the CONVERGE gathering all about?

CONVERGE is about connecting, equipping and encouraging men and women within the field of Chaplaincy.

Are you not currently a chaplain? That doesn’t mean that CONVERGE is not for you! Chaplains Collective’s CONVERGE conference is also an opportunity for those considering or pursuing chaplaincy to prepare for the road ahead.

Whether you’ve been swimming in the deep end of chaplaincy for decades, or you are just dipping your toes in the water, CONVERGE will have something for you.

We hope you can make plans to join us for a time of growth, connecting, training and encouragement as you continue to participate in God’s mission.

Early Bird Registration for CONVERGE is $100 per attendee. A $25 discount is available for spouses during the registration process. Lunch and Dinner will be provided with your registration cost, along with a CONVERGE training manual.

If you have questions about CONVERGE please contact us.


Jeff Struecker | Keynote Speaker

Jeff Struecker served as a chaplain in many Airborne and Ranger units before retiring from the US Army in 2011. He was inducted into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2017. He has been deployed to combat in Panama, Kuwait, Somalia, and many tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Jeff was involved in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, as portrayed in Black Hawk Down. He holds many decorations and recognitions for his military service, including the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for valor.

Darren Tyler | Presenter

Darren Tyler is a veteran in the music and entertainment industry turned Pastor. His 20-year career included stints at Vanguard Entertainment and William Morris Agency before founding Platform Artist Management. His clients included Jars of Clay, Third Day, and Kutless. In 2010 he laid that aside to give his full attention to Conduit Mission, which he founded in 2007. In 2010 Conduit Church was launched, meeting in Independence High School.

His new book “Power of the Seven” focuses on the 7 spiritual gifts of Romans 12 and how they are designed by God to utilize Christians to impact and change the world.

Eduardo F. Rocha | Presenter

Dr. Eduardo Rocha is an active member of Chaplains Collective as well as Lead Chaplain for Charter Construction in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eduardo is an experienced Lead Pastor and Chaplain with a background in Corrections Chaplaincy, National Guard Chaplaincy, Corporate Chaplaincy and Pastoral Ministry. Eduardo holds his Doctorate Degree in Theology and a Master Degree in Ministry focused in Theological and Ministerial Studies from Emmanuel Theological Seminary (Nashville, TN).

Jeff Myers | Presenter

Jeff Myers is an ordained minister and founding member of Chaplains Collective. Jeff is a motorsports chaplain serving the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and other professional racing communities.  In addition, Jeff is one of the Chaplains with Lee Company as well as a fundraising and organizational development consultant to non-profit organizations.

A second generation chaplain, Jeff started his chaplaincy journey as a chaplains assistant in the MN National Guard.  After years traveling the world in Christian event planning, Jeff and his family returned to the chaplaincy ministry at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Kyle Froman | Presenter

Kyle Froman is one of the Chaplains for Lee Company, serving their 1,300 team members across Middle Tennessee, Northern Alabama and Southern Kentucky.

Prior to Lee Company, Kyle was a Chaplain with Motor Racing Outreach serving the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series community. Kyle also served as the director of the MRO Association, a nationwide network of associate chaplains serving various motor sports communities around the nation.

Converge is being hosted in the Training Center at Lee Company’s Franklin, Tennessee campus; located 20 miles south of Downtown Nashville.

Lee Company
4057 Rural Plains Circle
Franklin, TN 37064

Hampton Inn and Suites Franklin Berry Farms
*Walking Distance to Lee Company’s Campus

Franklin has multiple hotel options ranging from economy to luxury hotels. Most hotels within Franklin will be within a 15-minute drive of the Lee Company campus. Contact us with any questions you may have about lodging options and recommendations.

CONVERGE Chaplaincy Training Weekend

  • Saturday 8:15a
    Arrival, Registration, Meet and Greet
  • Welcome 9:00a
  • 9:30a to 10:15a
    Life Gifts with Darren Tyler
  • 10:20a to 11:00a
    Grief Care with Amy Alexander of Refuge Center
  • 11:00a - 11:45a
    QPR with Kyle Froman
  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Serving Muslims with Crescent Project
  • Saturday 12:30pm
    Lunch Provided
  • 2:00p - 2:45p
    Compassion in Ministry with Ed Rocha
  • 2:45p - 3:30p
    Self Care with Jeff Myers
  • 3:30p - 4:15p
    • What is Mission
    • The Role of a Chaplain
  • 4:15p - 5:00p
    • Getting Started
    •Entering and Exiting Well
  • Saturday 5:30pm
    Dinner Provided
  • Saturday 7:00pm
    Closing Keynote with Jeff Struecker / Blackhawk Down

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