Military Services

The committee carries out its mission through a ministry-by-mail program, a full-time civilian chaplain in Europe, and a national civilian chaplain and liaison to the military. Chaplain John Anderson serves hundreds of military personnel and civilians in Europe. He and his family live in Spiesheim, Germany and minister to military personnel and civilians scattered throughout Europe. As Military’s national civilian chaplain and liaison to the military, Pastor Patrick Pool maintains regular contact with many Military troops and their families. He coordinates training conferences for WELS military contact pastors and orients and mentors new military contact pastors.

When military clearance and funding permit, he supervises periodic chaplain trips to the Middle East or other areas of hostility. One hundred twenty-two WELS pastors who live near military installations in the continental U.S.

He coordinates training conferences for military contact pastors and orients and mentors new military contact pastors. When military clearance and funding permit, he supervises periodic chaplain trips to the Middle East or other areas of hostility. One hundred twenty-two Military pastors who live near military installations in the continental U.S. and select nations overseas stand ready to serve our military personnel and their families as part-time Military civilian chaplains.

We continue to send free copies of Meditations, a printed monthly worship service, and taped audio and/or video worship services to military personnel and civilians on our mailing list.

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