Over the past two months, I have been privileged to be featured in three different—and varied—media publications. One story, written by Kathy Sykes, appeared in my hometown paper, 10964, in commemoration of my fifty years (1972-2022) of ordained ministry.
The article chronicled my vocational path from serving as a local pastor to my work in media—as I said about those days, “I visited mission fields all over the world from South Africa to Barrow, Alaska. It expanded my worldview exponentially”—to being the Founding Director of Intersections International, a global social justice initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York. It is humbling to think that I’ve been at this work for a half century!
A second article appeared in Seton Hall University’s Diplomatic Envoy. I currently serve as a UN Fellow at the University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations where I am on the Executive Committee of the US-Pakistan Intercultural Coalition (UPIC). In her article, Jasmine DeLeon captures a critical approach in international diplomacy: “The first step in building this relationship, Reverend Chase explained, was listening to people and letting them know that you want to hear their stories, which lays the groundwork for building trust.”
A third recent appearance was in two December episodes of the bi-weekly podcast, SWAN, hosted by Chris Singleheart. These episodes—in the liturgical Christian season of Advent—highlight personal stories of wonder and anticipation.
You can see the full articles and find a link to the podcast by visiting the newly updated Media Promo and Appearances page of my website, here. They are the first three entries on the page. I am profoundly grateful to Kathy Sykes, Jasmine DeLeon, Chris Singleheart, Dennis Boyne, Jim Todd and all those who were involved in developing these stories.