Serving in his local community of Monmouth, Oregon, Freddy Morán reaches people in the workplace, ministers at the county jail, and serves as a first responder chaplain.
- My Local
- My Reach
- My Self
Freddy Morán serves in Polk County, a rural, farmland area. The community is small and tight-knit but there is a great need for more hope. Substance abuse, mental illness, and poverty are very present. There are farmers, community volunteers, and a university full of college students seeking education and truth. Sports, school events, and community fun are always happening. There is a large percentage of people that wake up daily to serve in the workforce here in the community or commute to more urban areas. It’s a diverse area with many needs. There is a real need for someone to just slow down and stop to really listen to those who are suffering and to offer the hope of Christ.
Freddy is a workplace chaplain, ministering to people in the workplace as they try to balance their jobs, family lives, and faith. He also meets with inmates for spiritual support at the county jail and serves as a first responder chaplain with the fire and police departments. He hopes to meet the needs among this community by fostering relationships with those in his realm of influence, and by being a consistent presence.
Whether encouraging believers in their faith or meeting with non-believers and sharing the hope found in Christ, Freddy meets people where they are and lends mental, emotional, and spiritual support. This could involve eating together, praying for them, or simply listening to their heartaches and encouraging them. Showing up consistently is very important. These simple acts show people that they are cared for and worthy in God’s eyes.
Freddy has served with InFaith since 2014.
Freddy worked in the restaurant industry for eleven years, where he experienced stress, frustration, and anxiety in the workplace while trying to maintain a good family life at home and keep his faith afloat. Through his experiences, Freddy felt God calling him to minister to others in the workplace providing spiritual, mental, and emotional support. Freddy began volunteering as a workplace chaplain in 2012.
Through connections in the community, Freddy was asked if he would like to teach a Bible study at the county jail beginning in 2016 and he heartily accepted as this is a ministry very dear to his heart. After seeking out the senior first responder chaplain for Monmouth/Independence, Freddy was able to come on to the first responder chaplain team in 2017.
Freddy is married to Shelley, and they have four children. Freddy and Shelley both have a strong conviction to minister to their neighborhood in any way possible. They live in very close community with their church family, which is a house church that consists of many people from the very street they live on.