Chaplains and Religious Support Teams in the Army National Guard and Air National Guard exist to ensure a ready force through comprehensive religious support and spiritual care. We accomplish this mission by executing the following tasks:
1. Provide Religious Support through acts of worship, religious rites, sacraments and ordinances, holy day observances, pastoral care and counseling.
2. Advise the commanders and staff on matters related to religious, spiritual, ethical, moral, and morale concerns. In addition, we advise leaders on the impact of religion on all aspects of military operations.
3. Provide a place of confidentiality. A key component in providing quality care is offering 100% confidential conversations within a pastoral context.
Common topics Chaplains address include: relationship and parenting issues, substance abuse, suicidal ideations, sexual trauma, and spiritual questions of meaning and purpose.
Chaplains and Religious Support Teams can also connect Service Members and their families to resource providers including: Behavioral Health, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Family Programs, Child and Youth Programs, and Missouri Military Relief Fund.
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FULL-TIME Regional Chaplains
Chaplain David Spears, Army Jefferson Barracks email@example.com 314-416-6660 x36660
Chaplain Sam Smith, Air Whiteman AFB firstname.lastname@example.org 314-724-6115
Chaplain Marty Clary, Air St. Joseph email@example.com 816-236-3175
SFC Evangeline McKay Jefferson City firstname.lastname@example.org 573-638-9500 x39677