Are you our next Appalachian Trail chaplain?

Are you our next Appalachian Trail chaplain?

A hiker signs the registry on Springer Mountain before departing on the Appalachian Trail on March 6.

By Bob Hayes

Do you dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail someday?

How would you like to hike the trail as a Trail Chaplain representing Holston Conference?

The Appalachian Trail Outreach Ministry Team seeks candidates to serve as chaplain for future seasons on the trail. Our chaplains not only experience the  adventure of a lifetime as they hike those 2,185 miles, but they also reflect the love of Christ as they interact with others on the trail.

Our 2014 Chaplain David Smith was recently commissioned by Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and set off on the "A.T." on March 6. Will you be the person we send on the trail in 2015?

If you have an interest in this innovative ministry, please respond to Bob Hayes at or Alan Ashworth at, or write: Appalachian Trail Outreach Ministry, P. O. Box 203, Bastian, VA  24314.