Chaplain (Col.) John Schumacher, U.S. Army, Retired, endorsing agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, was recognized last week by the Fellowship Council as they met in Seal Beach, Calif.
He was presented a glass plate engraved with the Eagle Commission logo. The Eagle Commission provides support and encouragement to Grace Brethren chaplains. His wife, Martha, joined him for the recognition.
Schumacher has served as endorsing agent for more than 22 years and will be stepping down this summer from that role. As endorsing agent, he works with those who are interested in serving as a chaplain in the military, making sure they meet the requirements to serve as a chaplain in the U.S. Armed Forces. He also provides support and encouragement to current and former chaplains. (For a current list of Grace Brethren chaplains, see eaglecommission.org.)
His time as endorsing agent came after serving 30 years as a U.S. Army chaplain. He was recognized as the longest-serving endorsing agent during the recent National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces.