State Support Chaplain



Provide for the religious support needs of the Michigan National Guard. Advise the command on morals, morale, ethical issues, and the impact of religion on all aspects of military operations.

Chaplain Support

Unit Ministry Teams (UMT) and Religious Support Teams (RST) are organized to provide religious support at the unit level. UMTs/RSTs consist of Chaplains and Religious Affairs Specialists who provide comprehensive religious support for Service Members, Families, and authorized Civilians.

To request religious support, first contact your Unit or Wing UMT/RST.  If you do not know your Chaplain or Religious Affairs Specialist, please contact the JFHQ Chaplain Section (contact information below). 

24-Hour Crisis Support

Suicide Prevention:

Emergencies: Dial 911

​Military & Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1

Crisis Support & Community Resources:

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency: 1-800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838)

Michigan 2-1-1 & United Way: Dial 211

Strong Bonds: Relationship Resiliency

Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program which builds relationship resiliency. The Strong Bonds mission is to increase Service Member and Family readiness through relationship education and skills training.  The training helps Single Service Members, Couples and Families to thrive in the turbulence of the military environment.

Attendees participate in a Strong Bonds “get-away” format designed to maximize relationship training impact and to provide an emotionally safe and secure training environment in which to address the effect of military lifestyle stressors.

Email us to find out when you can participate in the next Strong Bonds event!

***See more photos from one of our many 2019 Strong Bonds events: Flickr Album

Interested in Joining the Chaplain Corps?

Army: Officer Chaplain website or Enlisted Chaplain website

Air: 110th Wing Chaplain Info or 127th Wing Chaplain Info

Contact Us

The JFHQ Chaplain Section is located is located at Joint Force Headquarters, Building 30, Suite 311.

Office Email:

Army Strong Bonds:

Office Phone Number: 517-481-7883

Support Chaplain: 517-481-7935

Mailing Address:
ATTN: Chaplain Section
3423 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906

Chaplain Brennan describes what the chaplain corps brings to the fight, specifically regarding Suicide Prevention and Awareness (Video by Capt. Joe Legros)

Chaplain Lepley shares his personal testimony during Suicide Prevention Month (Video by Capt. Joe Legros)

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