What we do.

We believe that following Jesus initiates a new life full of unlimited potential, and so we seek to help professional baseball players become disciples of Jesus.

It is not our desire to create a neatly packaged program for others to follow and "finish" (however you might define "finish"). We simply desire to come alongside of others, to walk with others, to enter into a relationship with others and to lead others as we grow in our own intimacy with God. That being said, there are three elements that are present in everything we do:  

1. Scripture: Jesus and his first followers were committed to the Scriptures and completely immersed in the redemptive story that they were telling. They knew their Bible and understood it much better than we do today. The Scriptures are important, and so we are devoted to reading, studying, knowing and teaching the Bible.    

2. Community: Followers of Jesus are to be a unique community that is devoted to loving God and to loving others. Our lives together ought to show the world that Jesus is who he said he was. We seek to experiment with ways that we can model and cultivate intentional community among those we teach.    

3. Discipleship: Jesus selected a few men and then began to teach and to train those men in the context of "doing life" together. Despite our modern challenges to this ancient rabbinic approach, we try to emulate the "come and follow me" approach that we see Jesus use in the Bible.

We are former professional baseball players helping other players learn a new way of life and a new way of thinking about the world based on the life and teaching of Jesus. Our work is the product of our love for God and our devotion to loving others.

Meet our team.

With over 70+ years of playing experience and another 70+ years of ministry experience in the game, our staff understands the life and challenges of the professional athlete.

mickey weston

Chicago, IL  - Executive Director
Mickey played fifteen seasons in MiLB and parts of five seasons in MLB with the Orioles, Blue Jays, Phillies and Mets. Mickey has been on our team since 1996 and is currently in his eighteenth season serving players as the chaplain for the Chicago White Sox.

brian hommel

Phoenix, AZ
Brian played five seasons in MiLB with the Brewers. Brian and has been on our team since 2001 and is currently in his eighteenth season serving players as the chaplain for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

tony graffanino

Phoenix, AZ
Tony played seven seasons in MiLB and thirteen seasons in MLB with the Braves, Rays, White Sox, Red Sox, Brewers and Indians. Tony has been on our team since 2011 and is currently serving players as the Spring Training chaplain for the Chicago White Sox as well as the chaplain for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Royals affiliate in the Carolina League during the season.

simon guehring

Germany
Simon played two years of professional baseball in the United States, one year in the Netherlands and four years in South Africa. Simon has been the German national team captain since 2004 and  is currently serving international players through small groups.

Terry Evans

Atlanta, GA
Terry played eleven seasons in MiLB and parts of three seasons in MLB with the Cardinals, Angels, Giants and Royals. Terry has been on our team since 2012 and is currently in his ninth season serving players as the chaplain for the Atlanta Braves.

luke hochevar

Knoxville, TN
Luke played three seasons in MiLB and nine seasons in MLB with the Royals. Luke has been on our team since 2019 and is currently in his fourth season serving players as the chaplain for the Tennessee Smokies.

Tyler Keele

Phoenix, AZ
Tyler played three seasons in MiLB with the Diamondbacks. Tyler has been on our team since 2020 and is currently serving players as chaplain for the Arizona Diamondbacks MiLB Spring Training and AZL Team.