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Chaplains extend the ministry of Christ to people in various institutions and through professional chaplain organizations. Chaplaincy Ministries coor­dinates that ministry for the Christian Reformed Church.

What’s New

Our denomination is blessed to have 115 chaplains currently serving on behalf of the Christian Reformed Church.

One of the amazing aspects of chaplaincy ministry is that it takes place in many secular institutions, which hire and pay persons trained in pastoral care to minister to the people in the institutions. This is equivalent to about $6 million in ministry every year at over 100 different ministry sites.

Our 2007 Chaplains’ Retreat was one of the largest ever as we joined in celebrating the CRC’s 150th anniversary.

At the time of publication, five CRC Army chaplains will have been deployed to Iraq, where they are ministering to service members and their families in challenging circumstances. Pray for them and for the troops they serve, many of whom are on their second or third deployment.

Rev. Herman Keizer Jr., director
616-224-0733; 616-224-0844

Quick Facts

  • Chaplains are needed for the U.S. Army, especially in the Reserves.
  • One Christian Reformed chaplain serves with the Canadian Forces.
  • We have several chaplains serving in clinical pastoral education, including supervisor training.
  • Chaplains feel supported by the prayers you offer on their behalf.

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