Gard, the 11th person to have served the university as president since its founding in 1864, became president in 2014.
After serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, for 15 years, Nuckols — an LCMS reserve chaplain — has been called into active duty.
Rev. R. James Rivett and Rev. Dr. William W. Wagner received the Christus In Mundo Award during a Zion XVI Conference Banquet on Sept. 17, 2016, in Belleville, Ill.
Chaplains are often the “first responders” for soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and Coast guardsmen to come to in their hour of need.
The need for chaplains — who help others grieve — to grieve themselves is now being addressed across the country.
The agency that commissions Southern Baptist military chaplains says no Baptist chaplain will be allowed to perform, attend or support a same-sex wedding either on or off base.