Butch has being working as a voluntary unofficial chaplain for the last three years with the US Under 17 men’s national soccer team that live and train at the IMG facilities in Bradenton, Florida. The US Soccer administration and coaches of the Under 17 team have allowed Butch to conduct voluntary meetings with the team every other week.

These meetings are Christian based and take the form of Bible studies and discussions on how to integrate our faith in sport and everyday life. These meetings are not in any way mandatory for the players, yet there is still an average of over 50% attendance at each meeting.


Many of these players have gone on to play for Division 1 collegiate and professional teams around the world, and are living out their Christian faith to the glory of God!