CONVERGE Chaplaincy Training Weekend – October 22nd, 2022

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.

Registration for CONVERGE is $75 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.


Chet McDoniel | Presenter

On January 5th, 1980, Chet was born into this life with no arms and shortened legs. Though dealt a vicious blow in the delivery room, Chet’s parents decided to raise him as they would any other child. They instilled a positive attitude and faith-filled outlook in Chet that carries with him through to this day. Chet McDoniel’s story of triumph through adversity is both encouraging and provoking.

Mike Coupe | Presenter

Mike Coupe is the pioneer of Place of Hope, an innovative, Christ-centered ministry located in Columbia, TN. This unique center is a sixty-four bed facility that provides quality care for adult men and women dealing with issues of alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring disorders throughout Tennessee and the rest of the country.

Max & Nina Myers | Presenter

Max and Nina Myers served in successful pastoral ministry for over thirty years. Max also served as director of a ministry school.  Max is an Army veteran, also serving as chaplain for the Army National Guard.   Nina, a registered nurse, also owned and operated two coffee shop restaurants.  The Myers’ motto when facing ministry challenges is “we can chose to let this make us bitter or better.  We chose better.”

Max & Nina Myers

Jeff Myers | Presenter

Jeff Myers is an ordained minister and founding member of Chaplains Collective. Jeff is a motorsports chaplain serving the NOS Energy Drink 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.

Weekend Agenda

  • Saturday 8:15a
    Arrival, Registration, Meet and Greet
  • Welcome 9:00a
  • 9:30a to 10:15a
    • What is Mission
    • The Role of a Chaplain
  • 10:20a to 11:00a
    • Getting Started
    •Entering and Exiting Well
  • 11:00a - 11:45a
    Addiction Discussion
    with Mike Coupe
  • 11:45 - 12:30
    Marriage and Ministry
    with Max & Nina Myers
  • Saturday 12:30pm
    Lunch Provided
  • 2:00p - 2:45p
    Self Care with Jeff Myers
  • 2:45p - 3:30p
    To Be Announced
  • 3:30p - 4:15p
    Navigating Difficult Conversations
    with Jeff Myers
  • 4:15p - 5:00p
    Personal Ministry in Impersonal Environments
    with Kyle Froman
  • Saturday 5:30pm
    Dinner Provided
  • Saturday 7:00pm
    Closing Keynote - You Don't Need Arms with Chet McDoniel

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