OUR TEAM

We are professional baseball players and passionate followers of Jesus devoted to carrying out his mission in the clubhouse and to the ends of the earth. 

 

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Mickey Weston

Mickey leads the team as the Executive Director and has been serving with UPI since 1996. He played 15 years of professional baseball and is currently the chaplain for the Chicago White Sox. Mickey has traveled and worked in partnership with missionaries in over 40 countries around the world.

 

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Brian Hommel  

Brian played 5 years of professional baseball and is currently the chaplain for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Brian leads a variety of small groups for players and their wives in the Phoenix area throughout the year and has helped serve missionaries in over 20 different countries around the world.

 

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Tony Graffanino

 

Tony played 19 years of professional baseball and is currently the Spring Training chaplain for the Chicago White Sox as well as the chaplain for their Arizona League affiliate. Tony leads a variety of small groups for players and their wives in the Phoenix area throughout the year and has helped serve missionaries in over 8 different countries around the world. 

 

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Terry Evans

 

Terry played 11 seasons of professional baseball and is currently the chaplain for the Atlanta Braves. He leads a variety of small groups in the Atlanta area and leads our mission trip to Guatemala.

 

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Simon played two years of professional baseball in the United States, one year in the Netherlands and four years in South Africa. He moved back to Germany and has been the German national team captain since 2004. Simon helps coordinate our mission trips to Italy, Germany and South Africa. 

 

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LUKE HOCHEVAR

Luke played 11 seasons of professional baseball and is currently the Double-A chaplain for the Chicago Cubs in Knoxville. He leads small groups for players in the Knoxville area and also coordinates UPI hunting retreats for current players and alumni at his farm in Paris, TN.