RTCA Appoints Wiley as Executive Director

Chaplain Craig Wiley to take on duties in April.

January 27, 2012

The RTCA Board of Directors has named retiring U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) Craig Wiley as its new executive director, beginning in April.

Chaplain Wiley is an ordained minister of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. He has served in the United States Army since 1969, with 19 months in the Republic of Vietnam. Wiley has served in the Army's Chaplain Corps since 1973.

Chaplain Wiley holds a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Master of Religious Education and Master of Divinity degrees from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI. He also holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

A horseman and pleasure rider, Wiley and his wife, Jean, reside in Atlanta and will be relocating to Lexington. He will assume executive directorship duties in April of this year.

"RTCA has provided tremendous ministry to the horse racing industry for over 40 years," Wiley said. "It's an honor to be selected as the next executive director, and my experience from the military chaplaincy provides the right background for this new opportunity. Jean and I look forward to our move to Lexington and making new friends."

For more information, go to www.rtcanational.org, or contact the National Service Center at (859) 410-7822.

Organized in 1972, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America endorses 41 chaplains who serve at 68 tracks and training centers nationwide. Its mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ through teaching, preaching, and ministering to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of those persons involved in all aspects of the horse racing industry.