Brooke Ewert

CrossTraining Adds Brooke Ewert as Female Counselor

Today, CrossTraining announced the addition of a female counselor to the team serving the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS). Brooke Ewert has a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a heart for athletes, especially those in crisis and going through different life transitions. In addition to her MA, Ewert […]

2017 MLS Meetings – LA

Last week, CrossTraining chaplains from Colorado and Charlotte were in Los Angeles, CA for the NSCAA Convention, Major League Soccer Draft, and annual gathering of soccer chaplains and soccer ministry people. The annual meetings which are hosted by Athletes in Action, featured a day-filled with meetings and discussion about soccer ministry as well as an inspirational talk by […]

Tenth Day of CrossTraining Christmas

Many of us are familiar with the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. The English Christmas carol recalls the 12 days within the season of Christmas and a different gift for each day. What you may not know is that this song is said to have been a mnemonic device to help Christian children recall certain parts […]

From the Rev: On the Road Again

Today marks the 4th consecutive year that the Colorado Rapids, the team where I serve as chaplain, will begin the season campaign on the road. After spending nearly a month away from Colorado during the preseason, for some it is just another trip – part of the grind of professional soccer. For others, those with family, […]

MLS Decision Day

Tomorrow marks an important day as Major League Soccer clubs must be roster-compliant as of March 1. Many teams carry additional players during pre-season as “trial-ists” or unsigned draft picks. Sometimes these can be players who are out of contract from the previous year or from another club – it can be a veteran with […]

Arizona Report

This past week, CrossTraining Executive Director, Rev. Brad Kenney, wrapped up several meeting in Phoenix, Arizona as CrossTraining continues to help discover and develop chaplains in professional soccer. The trip, combined with Rev. Kenney’s Presbytery of the West meetings, was part of the initial effort to lay the ground work for finding a chaplain and counselor to […]

Raising Arizona

CrossTraining continues its work in trying to discover and develop chaplains in North America. The latest effort will focus on raising up a chaplain and counseling team in Arizona beginning with the USL-Pro club, Arizona United. Arizona United SC (soccer club) was founded in 2014 in the Phoenix, AZ area. The team plays in Scottsdale – a […]

From the Rev: 5 Lessons from Baltimore

Last week, I spent a few days in Baltimore, MD with our chaplain in Colorado Springs, Kurt Trempert and with other sports ministers and chaplains from around Major League Soccer, United Soccer Leagues, the North American Soccer League, and other soccer entities in North America (wow, that’s a mouthful). The annual meetings are a way of […]

From the Rev: Remembering MLS Cup

I remember it almost like it was yesterday, MLS Cup. For those in Major League Soccer and the Unites States’ top-flight of football (soccer), the MLS Cup is the ultimate trophy and capstone to the league season. Different from other leagues around the world, MLS teams work throughout the league season to earn playoff berths […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: All-Stars

This past week, the All-Stars of Major League Soccer invaded Denver to take on the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League for the annual MLS All-Star Game. Part of the festivities included the homegrown talent of MLS also taking on Club America‘s U-20 team. To cap off the weekend, the Los Angeles Galaxy were […]