As a chaplain on active duty with the U.S. Army, Josh Metz is in the unique position of being one with the people he serves. "One of the best aspects of military chaplaincy is the opportunity to serve the Lord by serving soldiers," he says. "This arrangement is unique, because not only do you serve soldiers, but you become one in the process. This creates a large body of shared experience, which often forms deep and lasting bonds between congregant and pastor."
Since graduating from Evangelical, Josh and his family have served five organizations and four chapel congregations on three continents, including three combat tours to Afghanistan. They currently serve the 10th Mountain Division (Light) in Fort Drum, NY.
Josh credits Evangelical for preparing him for the challenge of military ministry. "Evangelical provided a solid biblical and scholarly formation, which prepares student to meet the challenges of a complex and ever-changing culture," he says.