RTCA Names Dan Waits As New Executive Director

by | 04.25.2016 | 10:46am

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dan Waits as the new Executive Director of the organization. As Executive Director, Mr. Waits will support and assist training of chaplains in their work to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those associated with the horse racing industry across the United States.

According to the President of RTCA, Chaplain John Shumaker, the Executive Director Search Committee “did an excellent job in finding Dan for this position.” Mr. Waits replaces Craig Wiley, who recently retired as RTCA's executive director.

“We believe he is the man God handpicked to lead this organization into a brand new era,” said Chaplain Shumaker of Mr. Waits' selection. “We are looking forward to a future filled with opportunities to reach more people in the industry that we love for Christ.”

Mr. Waits has a unique background that will serve RTCA well. As an ordained Pastor, he most recently served as the Executive Pastor at two Kentucky churches. He also has extensive business and planning experience, serving as an Executive Director in the Kentucky Governor's Office for Local Development and as a Program/Account Manager for two of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world–Asahi Glass Corporation and Johnson Controls.

In reference to the retiring Executive Director, Chaplain Shumaker said, “Chaplain Craig Wiley did an outstanding job, being used by God to bring this organization to a place of unity and love.”

“I'm proud that Craig and his wife Jean will be able to enjoy the retirement they so much deserve,” he said.

Of his selection, Pastor Waits said he is “thrilled to be joining the RTCA family.” “The Chaplains and Councils of RTCA are diligently showing the love of Christ to the horse racing industry on a daily basis and I am honored to serve alongside them,” he said.

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