Christian Science military chaplains (USA)


A Christian Science Military Chaplain is a commissioned military officer, serving as a Protestant Chaplain in the United States Armed Forces. The military chaplaincy is an avenue for serving God, church, and country in an especially rewarding way. more

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Find a military chaplain

If you would like to contact a Christian Scientist serving as a Protestant Chaplain in the United States Armed Forces, email Janet Horton.

Want to become a military chaplain?

If you are a practicing Christian Scientist who wants to serve as a chaplain in the United States military, we’d love to hear from you! 

The Mother Church’s Military Chaplain Training Program is comprised of three major components: formal seminary education, regular training under the auspices of The Mother Church, and practical field experience. Applicants must meet both the military’s requirements for chaplains and The Mother Church’s requirements.

For more information on requirements for the program, or to request an application, email Janet Horton, the Christian Science Military Chaplain Endorsing Agent.

Christian Science institutional chaplains


There are non-military Christian Science chaplains who serve in prisons, hospitals, and other institutions. Many branch churches have or support non-military chaplain programs in their area. This activity is often called institutional work. more

Institutional committee liaison

The Mother Church works with individuals and branches in the United States who have questions about institutional work. Feel free to email this liason, Toni Gaspard.

In Boston

The Mother Church has a local prison ministry committee of volunteer workers who serve the Suffolk County Jail in Boston. Please email Sylvia Herczeg for more information.

Praying about chaplaincy?

The Christian Science Journal

Many articles about Christian Science chaplains have been published in The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel over the years. These articles describe the important work of chaplains and give numerous instances of healing achieved through the work of chaplains; they are now available online at JSH-Online.