Episcopal Chaplains


November 10, 2017

By: The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

I greet you in the Name of the Lord Jesus on this the 98th commemoration of “Veterans Day.” It used to be called “Armistice Day” in thanksgiving for the peace that was signed between the Allied and Axis powers.  When President Woodrow Wilson made the second Armistice Day (11 November 1919) an...

October 16, 2017

From right, Episcopal lay Chaplain Barbara Pendergrast, Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright and Episcopal Chaplain the Rev. Donna S. Mote join an honor guard Oct. 16 at Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport to greet the remains of Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio. Photo:...

October 15, 2017

By: Amy Sowder

The Rev. Nathan Ferrel, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, was commissioned April 23, 2017. Photo: Office of the Bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

[Episcopal News Service] Joshua Woods first felt the calling while he ministered to hospice patients in Fort Walton Beach, Florida...

May 19, 2014

Dear Friends,

Whether you are a seasoned campus chaplain, brand new on campus, whether you’ve spent years growing a 20s and 30s ministry, or you are wondering how to engage young adults in your town, I hope you will join us July 28-30 at the University of Minnesota for Kindling.


November 27, 2012

My mornings in Indianapolis always began with prayerful words of gratitude whispered to God. My prayers were simple. I prayed that God be present in work of the church and that God’s way be done in my first language, Navajo.

Serving as chaplain in the House of Deputies at the 77th...

October 11, 2012

This year’s Episcopal Chaplains’ Gathering took place June 24 -25 at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, in New Haven, Connecticut. Energized by the changes in the Episcopal Church, campus ministry and the world, it was most appropriately themed “The Winds of Change.” Campus chaplains...

July 9, 2012

By: Cesar Cardoza

The Rev. Bill Alford of Pennsylvania, a chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol (a civilian auxiliary of the Air Force), shares information about the office of federal ministries with the Rev. Earl Gibson of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Photo/Janet Kawamoto

[Episcopal News Service –...

January 9, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Topeka, Kansas Capital-Journal newspaper and other media outlets are featuring the news that the third Episcopalian in a row has been become the state chaplain of the Kansas National Guard.

According to Capital-Journal, the Rev. David Jenkins, the newest...

December 5, 2011

The Rev. D. Scott Russell, Episcopal Church chaplain at Virginia Tech, poses with Jeopardy quiz show Alex Trebek. Photo/Jeopardy Productions Inc.

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. D. Scott Russell, Episcopal Church chaplain at Virginia Tech, learned a few things...

September 7, 2011

By: Bishop James "Jay" Magness

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section.

As the senior military chaplain for U.S. Joint Forces Command, I was in Arlington, Virginia, with my colleagues for an annual meeting of the senior Armed Forces chaplains assigned to the command...