The Team

We are former professional players and passionate followers of Jesus devoted to carrying out his mission in the world of professional baseball. 

 

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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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Tom Roy

Tom is the President, Founder and patriarch of the UPI family. After playing professional baseball, God gave Tom a specific calling and in 1980 that calling birthed the ministry of UPI. Tom has helped serve missionaries in over 60 different 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 an annual 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.