Rev. Dr. Ben Staley

As Pastor of Congregational Care and Staff Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Ben Staley brings to Chapel Hill a wealth of experience and wisdom. “I love to study the Bible, leadership, spiritual formation, and reaching our culture in relevant ways with the love of Christ on the front lines of daily life.”  READ MORE

“My wife Denise and I have been married for over 43 years and we both grew up in Michigan. We love leading couples retreats and doing ministry together. Our son, Ryan,  is a counselor in Manhattan, Kansas and married to Carissa. They have two young children. Our daughter, Rachelle, leads a ministry as Superintendent of Youth and Young Adults for the Friends Church  in the northwest region of the country.”

Dr. Staley enjoys reading the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Henri Nouwen, Oswald Chambers, Len Sweet, and James Bryan Smith. He also enjoys completing “projects with my wife for the family, local and global missions, college football (Michigan) and WSU athletics, and fishing!”

“I experience God’s love …”

…..”by the grace He gives to live beyond my own abilities in life and ministry and His gifts including those of His Spirit and the gifts of family and friends in my life.”

“God’s love is shared with me through …”

…..”those that have let me come into their lives and trusted me at some of their most difficult and darkest times. To be present there with them is an honor I never take lightly. Their care and support have also come to me as expressions of God’s love.”

Favorite Verse(s):

“And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12: 1, 2

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