Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to announce that Jason Palmer has accepted the role of Dean of Spiritual Life and University Chaplain. Within this position, Palmer will be responsible planning weekly chapel services and casting a vision for spiritual engagement that allows the lives of students to be enriched by the college experience at UMHB.
Palmer will begin working part-time on August 14 and will transition to full-time status on November 4. He is retiring from the U.S. Army after 25 years of service. He currently serves as Assistant Division Chaplain for 1st Cavalry Division on Fort Hood. He supervises 35 Chaplains and 37 Religious Affairs Specialists providing religious support to 18,900 soldiers deployed worldwide, as well as their families.
Palmer graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. He completed his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008 and is an ordained Baptist minister.
Palmer and his wife, Christie, have been married for 20 years and have four sons: Joshua, Eli, Caleb, and Nathan.