Chaplain – Bob Cheesman
I am the RCVA Chaplain and an Anglican Catholic Priest. Originally from Long Island, NY. I am married to Lorraine and we have two grown daughters who reside with their families in Texas. Our youngest daughter, her husband and two young grand-boys live just six houses away from us in River Chase so we do our grandparent thing often. Lorraine and I also have active ministries with students at Texas State University (my alma mater-1971) and conducting worship services at Assisted Living Homes. I also celebrate Mass on Sundays and Holy Days here in New Braunfels. I am active in several veterans groups and councils including the National Guard Association of Texas, the State Guard Association, and the Council of Retired General Officers at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas.
Historian – Roger Govett
Roger Served in the Air Force in regular and reserve status from 1966 to 1994 when he retired. His service included being a pilot and flying the F-4, F-5, and O2A. He served three combat tours flying the F-4 in Viet Nam. He also flew the F-4 in Germany on three TDY assignments. After leaving the regular AF he joined the California ANG where he was a communications squadron operations officer. While a reservist, Roger also worked as a Program Manager in the aerospace industry developing and manufacturing high tech communications devices for the Department of Defense. For recreation, Roger took up dirt bike riding then driving Porsches on several race tracks in California and Texas. Now he has no Porsches to race, but has built a small model railroad empire in a spare garage.
Social Committee – Dave and Cindy Heminger
Dave and Cindy live in New Braunfels, Texas and have two married daughters and three grandchildren. They have been married for 51 years.
David retired in December 2012 as a member of the Board of Directors and an operating advisor to Ameriforge Group Inc., a global manufacturer of forged product solutions for power generation, oil & gas, applications. Heminger served as President and CEO of Ameriforge before moving to an advisory role in January 2010.
Cindy has worked as a professional caregiver and volunteered in numerous philanthropic and service organizations during the past fifty years. In her capacity as a licensed registered nurse (RN), Cindy provided direct patient care and supervised staff in intensive care (ICU), medical/surgical wards, and emergency rooms. Cindy’s professional work history as an RN includes the VA Hospital in Livermore, California during the Vietnam War era, where she cared
for numerous war-wounded veterans. She also served as a volunteer Red Cross
Nurse at Darnell Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas and Beach Army Hospital in Fort Wolters, Texas. Cindy is currently a member of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization)
and RCVA (River Chase Veterans Association.)