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For the record

April 22, 2007

The Rev. Ray Kauffman has been selected as The Shook Home's new chaplain of The Shook Home retirement community at 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa.

Kauffman was born in Quincy, Pa. His first home church was the First United Methodist Church on Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg. He also served as chaplain for the Franklin County Prison for 11 years and was involved with the Pennsyvlania Council of Churches' Migrant Ministry for 11 years.

Most of his experiences as a minister have been outside of the traditional church structure.

Kauffman was drawn to The Shook Home because of his love of people and especially his respect and admiration of older adults. "I really appreciate the value of older adults and want to be a part of encouraging their faith or helping them to come to faith," he said.

His goals are to meet each new resident upon admission and to support their devotional habits. He is hopeful that residents will want to participate and engage in Bible study at any level that they may choose.

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Kauffman lives in Chambersburg with his wife, Georgia. In his leisure he enjoys grandchildren, playing tennis and lamination projects.

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