Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

We are the "frontline" of the Jesus Movement

The Original Vision of the Office of the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries
“The real objective of the military chaplaincy [of this Church] is not the welfare of bishops or priests or of the armed forces as an institution, but the care of the flock of Christ - men, women, and children - whose lives are lived in the military establishment around the world.” (The Living Church, First Sunday of Advent, 1 December 1963)


Pastor Chad McCabe

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.

Meet Pastor Chad McCabe
Captain David Thames at the field hospital

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.

Meet Captain David Thames

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.

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Chaplain Andrea Baker serves in the Army Reserves alongside Zak, the service dog, connecting with troops in her healing ministry.

Meet Chaplain Baker and Zak

Chaplain Paul Minor serves as co-rector with his wife in a parish and as a chaplain with his National Guard unit.

Meet Chaplain Paul Minor

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...

Meet Lt. Phillip Webster
Pastor Mary Kester

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.

Meet Pastor Martha Kester

The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright
Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries