Christy Goetz on Family Talk Radio

Christy Goetz and her sonsChristy Goetz remembers the day in 2004 when her husband walked out of the door of their home to begin his first deployment as an Army chaplain in Iraq.

“I realized I was giving my husband to God,” Christy said. “We wanted God to be glorified, no matter what.”

Captain Dale Goetz (’95) was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Aug. 30, 2010. He was the first Army chaplain to die in combat since the Vietnam War. Christy (Moen) Goetz (’95) was the guest on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk radio broadcasts March 10-11.

Christy Goetz said during the broadcast that she is considering writing a book about her experiences. She described her husband’s call to the military chaplaincy, recalled the events of the day he died, and discussed her spiritual journey over the last several months.

LuAnne Crane, who hosts the show with Dobson and his son, Ryan, said, “She really put a face on the sacrifices made by our military personnel.”

“I’m not bitter,” Christy Goetz said. “In the big picture, I know God is doing a far more exceeding abundant story than I can dream of or even think about. Because of our relationship with each other, and with the Lord, I have no regrets.

“I can still say my God reigns, He lives, He will see me through, He will not take me through anything I cannot handle with His help.”

Go here to listen to these two inspiring broadcasts.

Dale Goetz Memorial Chaplain Fund

Dale and Christy GoetzThe Dale Goetz Memorial Chaplain Fund was established in the fall of 2010 to provide education and training for Maranatha Baptist Seminary students preparing for service as military chaplains and to provide Bible-based materials and resources for current chaplains.

We thank our friends who have already given generously to this fund and want to encourage you to help meet the needs of those preparing to encourage our soldiers in their faith as well as those already serving in this vital ministry.

You can help support believers who share Captain Dale Goetz’s burden for offering spiritual direction to military personnel who protect and serve America. Please go here to donate to the Dale Goetz Memorial Chaplain Fund.

Dale Goetz Memorial Motorcycle Ride

The first Dale Goetz Memorial Motorcycle Ride is schedule for Aug. 6, 2011. The event is sponsored by the Maranatha Alumni Association. Proceeds from entry fees and sponsorships will benefit the Dale Goetz Memorial Chaplain Fund.

The 200-mile ride will include some of the most scenic areas of southeast Wisconsin. The event will be led by Maranatha faculty and staff members who are avid and experienced riders.

More information will be posted on the college website as details are finalized. Potential sponsors and riders can contact John Davis or Doug Richards for more information.