To provide spiritual leadership and
ministry that enriches the lives of California's armed forces, families, and
local and global communities in support of the free exercise of religion in
peace, disaster, and war.
Chaplains are the spiritual leaders of the Guard, responsible for caring for the spiritual well-being of Soldiers and their Families. They provide advice in matters pertaining to religion, morals and morale.
Chaplains lead a Unit Ministry Team (UMT), which consists of you and a trained Chaplain Assistant. You minister to Soldiers day to day, performing religious ceremonies, counseling Soldiers during times of crisis, and providing a spiritual compass.
Chaplains are non-combatants and don't carry weapons. Security is provided by a Chaplain Assistant (an enlisted Soldier who supports Chaplains during their missions and everyday activities).
CH (Lt. Col.) Wesley Clare, State ChaplainJoint Force Headquarters9800 Goethe Road (Box 56)Sacramento, CA 95826-9101Phone: (916) 854-3398Fax: (916) 855-4083