The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


ELCA federal chaplains

120 active duty military chaplains
33 Air force
49 Army
38 Navy
8 are women, 5 are people of color

238 Reserve military chaplains
35 Air Force (Reserve and Guard)
87 Army (Reserve and Guard)
52 Navy
44 Civil Air Patrol
20 chaplain candidates
5 are women Reservists and 6 are women in the Civil Air Patrol

45 Department of Veterans Affairs chaplains

6 are women.

7 Federal Bureau of Prisons chaplains

12 chaplains in process, interested in Reserve, active duty, Civil Air Patrol and Veterans Affairs.

360 retired chaplains.

Source: Ivan Ives, interim assistant to the ELCA presiding bishop for federal dhaplaincies, 2003


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