A stereotype of chaplains is that they are always serious and deal only with illness, injury and death. But Mark Merical, Raceline Ministry chaplain who serves club and pro motorcycle racing, breaks that stereotype.
“I’m very good looking,” he jokes, admitting chaplains sometimes “lie.”
“I’m also a black belt in the martial arts. So I will get people to Jesus one way or the other!”
Merical said on his first day as a chaplain 10 years ago he didn’t know what to expect. Wearing his Raceline shirt with “Chaplain” on it, he introduced himself to the riders.