Dr. Glenn Havumaki, D. Min., served as Director of Christian Ministries and Lead Chaplain at the Elim Park Baptist Home, Cheshire, CT from 1979 until his retirement in April of 2014.  Following his graduation from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in So. Hamilton, MA in 1974 (Master of Divinity), he served as Pastor of a church in Belmont, MA.  In 1976, he became the first chaplain in a ministry called The Community Chaplain Service, Inc. (CCS) where the focus of his ministry was turned toward older adults as he trained and led about twenty-five volunteers, from local churches, into nursing home ministry in Southeastern Massachusetts. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Biblical Life Seminary in 2004.  He has been associated with Converge World Wide Second Half for Him Ministries, taught workshops, and written a few short articles over the years.  In 2012 he published: “Trashed or Treasured: A Short, Practical Theology of Aging” (Xulon Press) which won Second Place in the Theology Category of the 2012 Christian Choice Book Awards.  He has been married for 41 years to his wife, Sandra, and has three married children and seven grandchildren. Since his retirement, he and his wife, Sandy, have been Certified Partners with the Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) and trained to lead a seminar titled “Courageous Grandparenting“.  They are also Ambassadors for the “Legacy Coalition: Grandparenting Matters”.  Presently they lead a Grandparents at Prayer and Study small group in their church, White Oak Baptist Church in Cheshire, CT.