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Pictures are not evidence of the story; rather they contain the entire story within one frame. Thus, photo albums become treasure chests that keep these pictures safe from the ravages of time, dust and decay. At the end of each year together Mentor Fathers give a treasure chest of pictures to their Field Buddy. They more…

An Open Letter to Pastors and Church Leaders Scott MacNaughton, Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church P.C.A. in Lander, WY, Mentor Father and Co-Founder of Fathers in the Field As a pastor of a local church, I have the best job in the world. Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lander, WY is not just any church, it’s more…

In the beginning, God aligned Keith Polk’s heart to Fathers in the Field’s mission. Literally. The long-standing Mentor Father was the first. Mentoring a sixth-grade boy named Taylor (shown right with Keith at his high school graduation) became Keith’s personal ministry through the end of Taylor’s sophomore year of high school two years ago. True more…

The big game hunts that Scott Shultz has experienced span the globe, but the farthest journey he’s embarked on is one that spans from the head to the heart. Set aside Scott’s skills and accomplishments as an outdoor industry leader and the brand recognition of his wildly successful ScentBlocker, Tree Spider and White Water products more…

A cowboy at heart, Karl Brauneis learned a lot about the Creator of the universe by being immersed in it working in general forestry in Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and his home state of Wyoming. The father of three grown children is now retired, but works as a state fire instructor, information officer and is a more…

Substitute hunting and fishing for football and Stephen Hudson’s story unfolds like the blockbuster movie, The Blind Side. A Mississippi family connects with a boy in need and, through a string of unforeseen circumstances, becomes his legal guardian. Stephen acknowledges all Fathers in the Field asks for is an intentional three-year mentoring commitment in the more…

Promises and expectations have long memories. Her confidence shattered by a decade of dead ends to find a Godly mentor for her son, Mary Kittle has finally come to peace with the hurt and bitter overshocks of the Church’s deaf ears to her cries for help. The single mom discovered Fathers in the Field on more…

Fatherlessness is an epidemic in our country affecting not only the sacredness and bond of the family, but also the legacy of the outdoors. Many young boys in America never get to experience the thrill of hunting quail or fishing with a father by their side leading, guiding and protecting. Beyond robbing boys of their more…

Within the first minute of speaking to Paul Guerry he set the tone by issuing a humbling reminder: “We are all sinners saved by grace.” Living in the space between awareness of his sinfulness and God’s saving grace, is Paul’s grateful, yet battle-won, heart. He knows the power of the Gospel doesn’t end with God’s more…

“Stay in the game and finish strong.” These words to Mentor Fathers from Skip Hall, former head football coach at Boise State University, resonate on and off the field. As “Fathers in the Field” investing our time and life with fatherless boys, the exhortation encourages faithfulness and commitment as mentors. “Men stepping into a mentorship more…

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