Where and How We Serve

We are the “frontline” of the Jesus Movement

Federal chaplains in The Episcopal Church serve those in the military, Veterans Administration hospitals, and federal prisons, providing spiritual and day-to-day support to servicemen and women overseas and stateside, veterans requiring medical services, and the incarcerated. Chaplains like Chandler Irwin, Anna Broadbent, Mark Juchter, Jacqueline Pippin, Andrea Baker, and Reinel Castro bring spiritual healing and comfort to those with few other faith resources.

If you are interested in federal military or prison chaplaincy, contact the office of the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries; the Deputy Endorser will explain the programs, the application process, and will stay involved with you each step of the way.

The Living Paradox – 11 February 2017

“You will be at times finding yourself in one modern day Babylon after another, ‘singing the Lord’s song in a strange land (Psalm 137:4).’ You will be a living paradox: commissioned officers who do not bear arms; lovers of peace who minister to those who prepare for and engage in war; ministers to warriors, inmates and veterans and – lest we forget – their families…”

–The Revd. Dr. Harold T. Lewis, Rector, Calvary Church Pittsburgh – Retired;
and Staff Officer for The Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries, 1982-1994

At 58, Captain David Thames, a senior chaplain in the U.S. Navy, has seen and done more than most people do in their entire lives.
Chaplain Andrea Baker serves in the Army Reserves alongside Zak, the service dog, connecting with troops in her healing ministry.
Episcopal Church of the Nativity Pastor Chad McCabe is not only committed to his church community in Northborough, but continues his ministry as a chaplain in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

Priests in the Armed Forces, Veteran’s Hospitals, and with the Federal Bureau of Prisons minister daily to God’s people in thrilling locations and in demanding situations…
We are Episcopal Priests…

following Jesus into loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God alongside the military and veterans.
Chaplain Martha Kester serves as a rector of a parish and as a chaplain with her National Guard unit.

Naval Special Warfare Center Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Paul Rodgers prays with a student during an individualized Easter service at NSW Center in Coronado, CA. Rodgers performed 32 of these services so students could focus on their faith and spiritual health while following CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Rt. Rev. Ann Ritonia

Bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

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