Michael D. Tarvin has been named the new director of chaplain services for Tyson Foods. In his new role, he is responsible for leading the more than 120 workplace chaplains employed by the company. He replaces Chaplain Rick McKinnie, who is retiring.

Before joining Tyson Foods, Tarvin served honorably with the U.S. Army for more than 30 years in various roles as a chaplain and as a supervisor of chaplains.

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Tyson Foods' chaplaincy program was started by Chairman John Tyson in October 2000. It provides pastoral care to the company's employees and their families, regardless of their religious affiliation or beliefs.