Rev. Mark Minegar, associate pastor of Hillcrest Christian Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Mich., has been named that city’s chaplain. In a volunteer capacity, he provides counsel or comfort to city employees and citizens who request it.
Minegar previously served as city chaplain of Plainwell, Mich., while he was pastor at Calvary Community CRC.
He is responsible to hear concerns of fire personnel, other city employees, and citizens. He also performs weddings and funerals.
Rev. Minegar said his role provides services for those who don’t have a church or pastor. “This position will open the door a little wider to do that kind of ‘Good Samaritan’ work and have the support of City Hall,” he said.