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Chiefs chaplain will speak in Salina

Overcoming adversity with resilience and courage is a lesson that applies to both sports and religion.

It is also the theme of a lecture, “Unbreakable Spirit,” by Marcellus Casey, chaplain of the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to Kansas Wesleyan University, Casey will give the lecture on April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Mabee Arena on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University. The lecture is sponsored by the KWU Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Casey will also visit KWU-specific groups earlier in the day.

Casey has been involved in sports ministry for over 17 years, playing football and serving as a sports chaplain at Northwest Missouri State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations. His father was a pastor of a downtown church and also served as a chaplain to Olympic and professional athletes.

Casey worked at FCA for eleven years and served as director of Greater Kansas City. He has been chaplain for the KC Chiefs for nearly seven years and is executive director of Championship Greatness in Kansas City, spiritual leadership for athletes.

“Unbreakable Spirit: Overcoming Adversity with Resilience and Courage” will be free and open to all community members.

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