RTCA Names New Executive Director

Retiring U.S. Army Chaplain Craig Wiley set to assume new duties this April.

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America's board of directors has named retiring United States Army Chaplain (Col.) Craig Wiley as its new executive director. He will assume his duties in April.

Chaplain Wiley is an ordained minister of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. He has served in the U.S. Army since 1969, with nineteen months in the Republic of Vietnam. Wiley has served in the Army's Chaplain Corps since 1973.

He holds a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Master of Religious Education and Master of Divinity degree’s from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College of Carlisle, PA.

A horseman and pleasure rider, Wiley and wife Jean reside in Atlanta and will be relocating to Lexington.

“RTCA has provided tremendous ministry to the horse racing industry for over 40 years,” Wiley said.  “It’s an honor to be selected as the next executive director, and my experience from the military chaplaincy provides the right background for this new opportunity. Jean and I look forward to our move to Lexington and making new friends.”