"From the moment we got picked up at the airport, it was the best hospitality we've ever received. We cannot say thanks enough." -- Marine Staff Sergeant Harold and Melinda Bean


Mark and Sandy Lang Director of Facilities, Samaritan Lodge Alaska

Mark and Sandy Lang have lived in Port Alsworth since 1976, when they moved from the Midwest to work at a lodge where Mark served as a pilot and fishing/hunting guide, and Sandy as a hostess and cook. From 1991 to 2009, the Langs ran their own lodge and raised their two children on the shores of Lake Clark. In 2010, Franklin Graham asked the Langs to help develop and manage Samaritan Lodge Alaska. Mark and Sandy are grateful that by God’s grace they have the opportunity to realize their greater dream to share the healing love of Jesus Christ to America’s wounded and injured service members and their spouses.

Greg Duvall

Rev. Greg Duvall Chaplain Manager

Rev. Greg Duvall is from San Antonio, Texas, and has spent most of his life in chaplaincy ministry and served seven years as a member of the U.S. Army. Trained as a corporate chaplain, Greg counseled individuals and couples; helped individuals through crisis, grief, and loss; and coordinated follow-up care. Greg is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master’s degree in corporate chaplaincy from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shawna, have been married since 2004 and have three children. They adopted their youngest child from Thailand.


Rev. Patrick Fleming Aftercare Regional Chaplain, Northeast/Southeast Region

The Rev. Pat Fleming served as a pastor and community chaplain in New York State for 20 years. “Pastor Pat,” as he prefers to be called, is also a former tenured professor at the State University of New York at Canton. His expertise in the area of aftercare comes from designing and implementing an extensive follow-up program for families grieving the death of a loved one. He ministers to injured service members and their families on an ongoing basis as part of Operation Heal Our Patriots.  Pastor Pat and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1982 and have five daughters.