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Zoar Volunteer Fire Department's new Chaplain

By DAVID SCHLOSSER, Senior Correspondent | March 28, 2021 | OHIO

Story No. 032821101

The Zoar Volunteer Fire Department recently welcomed Rod Neff as their Chaplain.

Rod is a past member of the Zoar and Mineral City Fire Departments and Ohio Department of Natural Resources where he served as a forest officer and wildland firefighter. Rod’s background also includes 18-years as a fire and law enforcement instructor, with a background in crisis intervention. In addition to his years as a firefighter, he has also been involved in law enforcement for 39-years and currently serves with the Dover Police Department.

Rod recently received his ordination from Chaplain Fellowship Ministries and has been involved in ministry for more than 20-years serving nursing home, jail, prison, and public safety needs. He is also a member of the Mosaic Community Church at New Philadelphia and resides in Dover with his family.

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