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Lakewood’s Walton endorsed as CBF chaplain


By Ann Lovell

Julie Walton Endorsement (1 of 1)
Julie Gaines Walton is anointed with oil during a commissioning service for CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors during the organization’s annual meeting in June.

RICHMOND, Virginia—Julie Gaines Walton, a bi-vocational chaplain at Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Richmond’s West End, received her chaplain’s endorsement from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship during the organization’s general assembly in June.

“These men and women are partners in renewing God’s world as they embody the presence of Christ in these specialized settings,” said Gerry Hutchinson, CBF’s endorser for chaplains and pastoral counselors.

Walton was one of 45 CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral-counselors commissioned during the organization’s annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. She also serves on the advancement staff of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond.

Ann Lovell is corporate director of communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.

CBRC seeks new chaplain, partners with Culpeper Baptist Church

Feb. 19, 2016

CBRC frontCULPEPER, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia and Culpeper Baptist Church (CBC) are embarking on a collaborative venture by creating a shared ministerial position to benefit residents of the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community (CBRC) and members of the CBC congregation. Culpeper Baptist Church is seeking an individual to serve as chaplain at CBRC and as Senior Adult Minister at CBC.

Both CBRC and CBC are entering creative times of ministry. CBRC is actively planning for construction of new accommodations to serve their residents. CBC recently completed a $2.6 million expansion and seeks new ministries to engage a changing community.

“We welcome opportunities for collaborative partnerships such as this,” said Jonathan Cook, President and CEO of LifeSpire of Virginia, CBRC’s parent organization. “This is just another example of how LifeSpire values our faith-based heritage and works as a true partner with Virginia Baptists.”

The ideal candidate will be seminary-trained and willing to explore new pathways of ministry to people over age 60.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Dan Carlton, dcarlton@culpeperbaptist.org.

Closing date: May 30, 2016

Position Title: Senior Adult Minister/Chaplain
Weekly Expectation: Full-Time
Church/Ministry Name: Culpeper Baptist Church
Church/Ministry Location: Culpeper, Virginia
Church website: http://www.culpeperbaptist.org
CBRC website: http://culpeperretirement.org/
LifeSpire website: http://lifespireliving.org/

About Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community and LifeSpire of Virginia:

Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community is a faith-based, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community operated by LifeSpire of Virginia (formerly Virginia Baptist Homes). CBRC opened 70 years ago and has served as the cornerstone of LifeSpire of Virginia’s benevolent ministry. This warm, inviting community continues to be an extraordinary place for seniors to live in one of the most scenic areas in Virginia.

LifeSpire of Virginia (formerly Virginia Baptist Homes) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing dignity in living to seniors. LifeSpire of Virginia operates four not-for-profit, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News; Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community in Culpeper; The Glebe in Daleville; and Lakewood in Richmond.