Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies

That all may practice in peace

 Updated 10/19/21:

5/26/21 For military chaplains please see the recently published, “THE APPOINTMENT AND SERVICE OF CHAPLAINS DoDI 1304.28” Click Here

5/10/21 Defense Logistics Agency Chaplain Resource Page Click Here

10/19/21 Current Chaplain Opportunities Click Here


Apply for Chaplaincy

Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy



Civil Air

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Welcome to the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy


We provide Presbyterian and reformed ministry to federal personnel – whether it be the members and families of our Armed Forces, our Veterans and their families receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, inmates confined in Bureau of Prison facilities and their familiesmembers and cadets of the Civil Air Patrol, or perhaps women and men serving in other departments and agencies of the Federal Government.  

Our primary means to provide this ministry is through ministers of Word and Sacrament called to serve as chaplains. All our chaplains provide ministry in a pluralistic environment and seek to perform or provide ministry for all regardless of their faith or un-faith. Our chaplains also understand their role in the institutions in which they serve and provide a prophetic voice regarding organizational policies and practices.  

Reaching World Wide

Serving those bearing heavy burdens in hard places


Lyman Smith

Doug Slater

Mark Smith

Contact Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our Partners