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Field Staff for OCF Pensacola
Col Chet & Michelle Arnold, Jr., USMC (Ret.)

My wife, Michelle, and I met the day after my commissioning as a 2ndLt in the Marines. Six months later we were married. In November 2008 we transitioned to civilian life with three biological children, four adopted children, and numerous foster children gracing our home. In July 2014 we reported for duty in full-time service with OCF at Pensacola. Our years of experience in the Marines and Naval Aviation is put to good use here as we serve Christ teaching and mentoring the young officers attending Naval Flight training.

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Field Staff for OCF USNA
CAPT James & Juli Baca, USNR

We are the Officers’ Christian Fellowship group at the U.S. Naval Academy. We have a heart to grow members of the military in their Christian faith and connect them to other believers in fellowship. The USNA branch of OCF is focused on fostering the spiritual growth of midshipmen in Annapolis.

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Field Staff for OCF USCGA
CDR Carl & Christy Crabtree, USN (Ret.)

CDR Carl and Christy Crabtree, USN (Ret.) and family have been ministry leaders for 30 years while in the military and are pleased to shift colors to the USCGA as they, and a volunteer ministry team, disciple and mentor cadets. They emphasize the Word, prayer, witnessing, fellowship, obeying the Holy Spirit, and Christ in the believer.

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Field Staff for OCF Fort Benning
CH(LTC) Walt & Susan Hoskins, USA (Ret.)

Walt and Susan are OCF Associate Field Staff reps for Fort Benning, Ga. Walt has an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Walt’s assignments were with various units including the Cavalry, Air Defense Artillery, USASMA, and MCOE. He served as lead pastor at Fort Bliss, Fort Benning, and Fort Leavenworth. Deployments include lsrael, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. He served as the Ethics instructor for the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning and the Garrison Chaplain at Fort Leavenworth.

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Field Staff for OCF ROTC
LTC Greg & LTC Lucy Lane, USAR (Ret.)

Greg and Lucy are the OCF Associate Field Staff representatives for ROTC. Greg, an Army ROTC graduate from The Citadel in Charleston, SC, and Lucy, an Army ROTC graduate from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN, are Christians, having accepted Christ in high school. Both are Lieutenant Colonels retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, each with over 12 years active duty and an equal or greater number of years with the USAR, holding positions from platoon leader to staff college instructor, and serving both stateside and overseas.

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Field Staff for OCF Quantico
CAPT Mike & Arden Patterson, USN (Ret.)

The Pattersons, originally from Ohio, spent 31 years in the Navy where Mike served as a Navy dentist. They retired in 2002 and served as the OCF Field Staff Representatives in Pensacola, Fla., for 10 years. In Virginia, they serve as Associate Field Staff Representatives for the Quantico area, where they minister mostly to Marines. They live in Fredericksburg and host a mid-week OCF Bible study fellowship group in their home. Mike and Arden have been associated with OCF for 35 years.

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Field Staff for OCF Puget Sound/Family Outreach
Col Larry & Bobbie Simpson, USAF (Ret.)

Col Larry and Bobbie Simpson, USAF (Ret.), are University of Kentucky graduates and served twenty-seven years in the Air Force before retiring in 2003. He and Bobbie, who have three children and five grandchildren, “love our work—the high calling and privilege of equipping and encouraging our military and their families.” As Puget Sound reps, they mentor, partner with chaplains and other ministries, and encourage local Bible studies. They are OCF’s lead couple for “Spiritually Smart Family” marriage conferences.

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Field Staff for OCF National Capital Region (NCR)
MG Greg & Kathy Schumacher, USA (Ret.)

Major General Gregory A. Schumacher and his wife, Kathy, serve as the OCF’s Associate Field Staff for the National Capital Region. He retired after 37 years of service effective 1 September 2011. He is the President of The GS Group, LLC, Adjunct Staff with the RAND Corporation, and a Principal with Deep Water Point. His last assignment was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence on the Army Staff at the Pentagon from 2008-2011.

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Field Staff for OCF Maxwell-Gunter
Maj Tim & Kim Tormey, USMC

Tim and Kim were first introduced to OCF at the Naval Academy and have been participating in the ministry ever since, most recently by serving on the OCF council, as a Mentor for Rocky Mountain High, and leading a local OCF study in their home. At Annapolis, Bob Underhill discipled Tim and then Tom Hemingway set for him an example of how to integrate his faith into the military profession to which God has called him and Kim. Their desire is to teach, train, equip, encourage, and model the example that was set for them. Tim and Kim have been stationed at Maxwell for the last 3 years where Tim teaches at ACSC and Kim home schools their 12 children. They will transition from associate to full-time field staff upon Tim’s retirement on 1 March, 2019.

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Field Staff for OCF Hampton Roads Region
CDR Clay & Marty Thomas, USN (Ret.)

Clay and his wife, Marty, serve OCF as Associate Field Staff for the Hampton Roads Region (HRR). The region covers from Williamsburg, Ft. Eustis and Yorktown in the north through Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake in the south, and includes major and subordinate commands and bases of all five military services. After retiring from the Navy in 1989, Clay and Marty answered a call by OCF to full-time field staff service at White Sulphur Springs camp and conference center in Pennsylvania and served the Lord there for almost 25 years. Now in the Hampton Roads Region as Associate Field Staff couple, they foster outreach, connection and commitment to other Christian believers through Bible studies, Pray-Discover-Obey (PDO) sessions and special regional events.

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Field Staff for OCF USAFA
Lt Col Steve & Rita Wade, USAF (Ret.)

Lt Col Steve and Rita Wade, USAF (Ret.), have been at USAFA since 2003 “to be used by God at every assignment for kingdom purposes.” Assisted by a twenty-three member team that disciples and encourages cadets while helping them know God better, ministry at USAFA is about developing and deploying cadets with a larger vision of serving the Lord as officers and have a Kingdom impact wherever they are stationed.

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Field Staff for OCF USMA
LTC Colin Amy Wooten, USA (Ret.)

LTC Colin and Amy Wooten, USA (Ret.), served in the Army for 22 years in the Armor community and have been at USMA since 2017. Engaged at West Point’s Trophy Point in 1994, they are blessed with three children. Many wonderful volunteers assist with the ministry to equip and encourage cadets to grow in Christ and lead like Jesus in all they do, primarily through individual and small group meetings, weekend socials, and special events, many taking place at the OCF Fellowship House right outside West Point’s Thayer gate.

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