The 917 Society Board, Founders Club President Dr. Ming Wang and Vice President Lee Beaman welcome back to the Founders Club for the third consecutive year, Dr. Daniel and Charlotte Nelms. Dan is a retired college professor/dean as well as a retired United States Air Force active duty chaplain and officer.

He has earned degrees from Western Oregon University, Anderson University, School of Theology (Indiana) and Walden University. He also completed a year-long clinical residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

An eagle scout with over 25 years of scouting, he recently was the hospital chaplain at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree Health Center Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
Currently, he is the chaplain director of Kairos Prison Ministry International, Middle Tennessee where he supports the religious faith of prisoners at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Dan’s wife, Charlotte of 49 years, is a fine artist. They enjoy swimming, water aerobics, travel and being grandparents. Their daughter, Leanne, manages a financial services business.