Welcome Jason and Casey!Jul 24th, 2013 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts
Called To Communion is delighted to welcome two new members to our team of contributors, Casey Chalk and Jason Kettinger.
Casey Chalk – Baptised in the Catholic Church and in his youth having received the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion in suburban northern Virginia, Casey left Catholicism with his parents and eventually landed in non-denominational, evangelical communions, where he learned the faith and “accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and savior.” He was strongly influenced by Reformed theology through Campus Crusade for Christ, Reformed University Fellowship, and a local PCA church at the University of Virginia. Upon graduating he enrolled part-time at Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington, DC), and joined a PCA congregation. However, the conversion of several close friends to Catholicism inspired him to study more seriously the Catholic Church of his youth. He returned to full communion in October 2010, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in 18 years, and was confirmed at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Chantilly, Virginia at the Easter Vigil in 2011. He and his wife Claire have a baby daughter. He shared some of his own experiences as a guest author in our current article, titled “Holy Church: Finding Jesus as a Reverted Catholic; A Testimonial Response to Chris Castaldo.”
Jason Kettinger – Jason first believed in Christ in 1998, and received baptism in 2001 in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was a fruitful member of Reformed University Fellowship until his graduation in 2005. In the fall of 2005, he entered Covenant Theological Seminary with the intention of becoming a pastor. Questions of ecclesiology and interpretive authority eventually led to his reception into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 2011, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. He is currently completing a Master of Theological Studies through Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology (IPT). He lives with his family and four dogs in Wildwood, Missouri. He shared his story with us as a guest author in an article titled “From Calvin to the Barque of Peter: A Reformed Seminarian becomes Catholic.”
Welcome, Jason and Casey!