Albert Beltran, a chaplain serving Banyan Air Service based in Fort Lauderdale for 7 years, was recently named 2014 Chaplain of the Year by Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). Beltran, a senior certified chaplain, has been with CCA for 12 ½ years. This honor is based on demonstrated passion and excellence in fulfilling CCA’s mission. Attributes of a Chaplain of the Year include genuine care for people, availability and responsiveness to their needs and clear, faithful witness to the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ in both word and deed.
During a recent hangar ceremony at Banyan, teammates gathered to recognize Beltran as he was honored by Ken Atkinson and David Scott of Corporate Chaplains of America. As part of this honor, artist Dan Nelson painted a 57 inch tall by 78 inch wide mural of Beltran with an aviation background.
Don Campion, Banyan’s CEO, said Beltran “is an important member of the Banyan team, making personal contact with teammates, welcoming new babies, making hospital visits, offering one-on-one counseling and lifting teammates in prayer. He has made 440 calls, responded to 433 regular calls, 96 emergency calls, 26 hospital visits and 1150 care sessions with Banyan teammates.”