Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Ted Hepner, Director of Endorsement and Pastoral Care of the Division of Ordained Ministry, Section of Chaplains and Related Ministries of the United Methodist Church, was conducting a site visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The United Methodist chaplains at Fort Bragg coordinated a comprehensive itinerary for his
visit to include a breakfast with the chaplain's commanders and senior leaders, and the "fun" jump.It may sound like a misnomer stating that this was a "fun" jump.How can anyone jump out of an airplane and call it fun?The "fun" part for these chaplains was having Ted present to witness the first ever all United Methodist chaplain jump.Ted
has a history as a paratrooper.He
at one time served as the Division Chaplain for the 82nd Airborne Division and in the Special Operations community.
The joy for each of these chaplains was the opportunity to share this event with their good friend and fellow paratrooper chaplain, Ted Hepner
did remind each of his
chaplains, "keep your feet and knees together."