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Chappy's Outdoors: Leading a Non-profit from a Garage to a National Organization

204 Maxwell Hall

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Chappy’s Outdoors provides combat veterans an opportunity to connect with each other and their faith during hunting and fishing excursions. Chaplain Major Jeremiah Catlin combined his experience as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, a combat veteran serving in Iraq and outdoor guide to create this nonprofit organization. What started as a venture based in his garage grew to having a national presence. Along the way, the nonprofit experienced growing pains which tested his leadership skills. Jeremiah will reflect on lessons learned.    

About the speaker: Chaplain Maj. Jeremiah Catlin comes to the Maxwell School as part of the Defense Comptrollership Program. While pursuing his EMPA, he wishes to learn more about ­­­­­management in NGOs and faith-based non-profit companies with a focus on generating support. Jeremiah is a Major coming from Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as the Brigade Chaplain for the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. After graduation, he is currently projected to work as a Chaplain Resource Manager at PACOM in Hawaii. He earned a Bachelor’s in Pastoral & Bible in 2002, a Master’s of Divinity in 2005, and an ABD Doctorate of Ministry in 2011 through the Army’s Clinical Pastoral Education progra

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