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As an ecumenical network of Christian port chaplaincies, NAMMA exists to provide safe space for those from different denominational backgrounds and with different ministry capacity to share and discuss the issues that most concern them.
Creating A Network of Friendships
Though we rely on them to transport 90% of our goods, seafarers are often forgotten. By extension, the ministries that serve those hard-working men and women are off the radar screen of many church communities or support groups. NAMMA provides a network of agencies to promote this important work and encourage chaplains, ship visitors, volunteers and administrators in their daily activities.
Dr. Jason Zuidema
Formerly chaplain in the Port of Montreal and professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Jason has served as the Executive Director of NAMMA since July 2013. Do not hesitate to write or call Jason if you have any questions or ideas for NAMMA!
Director of Programs
dr. Michael Skaggs
Michael completed his doctoral studies in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. KAIMEI ZHANG
Kaimei Zhang holds a doctorate in international economics from Osaka University and is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, English, and French.
NAMMA's annual conference is the premier place for those involved in maritime ministry to connect with their peers and learn how to better serve their port communities. The next conference will take place in New Orleans, LA in August 2017.
Equipping our members is Our focus