Coffee With Jesus

Todd Uebele, Sara van Driel

Do you ever feel like God isn't with you? Sometimes, when going through life's storms, it can be hard to feel God's presence. However, He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. When you have hit Rock Bottom, it can seem like God has left you, but our Lord will NEVER abandon you. 2020 and 2021 have been so difficult for everyone. Coffee With Jesus was started to provide hope and comfort to others. Join our hosts, Todd Uebele and Sara van Driel, and their guests as they share how God was their rock through trying periods of their lives. They share their stories to uplift and encourage you as you step through life.

S2, Ep. 12: The Ministry of Presence – The Call of Chaplains
Jan 25 2022
S2, Ep. 12: The Ministry of Presence – The Call of Chaplains
It’s been almost three hours, and a murder victim still lays on the street in Kansas City. Two investigators are taking pictures from every angle. A crew is mounting laser scanners in tripods to record images to build a 3D photographic model of the scene.In a corner, there’s a grieving family in shock and despair. Why does their loved one still lay there? What’s going on?Then someone approaches the family and carefully explains every intricate proceeding of what’s happening—bringing them a bit of clarity into the chaos they are already experiencing. That mysterious person listens attentively to them and answers some of their questions. Someone is present… just for them. And that presence brings a little breath of comfort amid chaos.That mysterious person is a chaplain—someone providing emotional support or spiritual care in whatever context you can think of.In this episode, our guest speaker, Jared Altic, is a full-time pastor of a church in Kansas City. He volunteers as a chaplain with the local Police Department. As a chaplain, he provides short-term services for people in crisis (in any scene involving homicide, suicide, or unattended death). He also offers long-term support and spiritual care to police officers and other first responders coping with the toll of the job or other personal matters.Listen to this revealing episode to immerse yourself in the call of chaplains. Discover how the ministry of presence looks like and how impactful it is.Want to know more? Check out Jared's Podcast! Description by: Yilda RiveraPodcast Host: Todd UebeleSpecial Guest: Jared Altic