By Ann Lovell
RICHMOND, Virginia—Julie Gaines Walton, a bi-vocational chaplain at Lakewood, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Richmond’s West End, received her chaplain’s endorsement from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship during the organization’s general assembly in June.
“These men and women are partners in renewing God’s world as they embody the presence of Christ in these specialized settings,” said Gerry Hutchinson, CBF’s endorser for chaplains and pastoral counselors.
Walton was one of 45 CBF-endorsed chaplains and pastoral-counselors commissioned during the organization’s annual meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. She also serves on the advancement staff of the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond.
Ann Lovell is corporate director of communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 521-9192.
LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.