A graduate of Marshall University where he studied music, Rev. Chafin received the M.Div. degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and served congregations of the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ prior to his ordination in 1994 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Chillicothe, OH. He previously chaired the WV Region’s Commission on Ministry, and has served in numerous ecumenical and community organizations in WV and OH. He presently serves as a member of the board and Chair of the Faith and Order Program of the WV Council of Churches.