Wing Chaplain: Maj Linda Berez
Assistant Wing Chaplain: Lt Col Kerry Wilson
Duties of the Wing Chaplain:
The Wing Chaplain is responsible for coordinating chaplain services in the state provided by Squadron Chaplains, Character Development Officers, and visiting clergy. The Wing Chaplain also coordinates and forwards on to the appropriate Command applications for Chaplaincy and Character Development Officers. The Wing Chaplain is the point of contact for coordination and summation of semi-annual Chaplain Service Reports, coordination of training for Mission Chaplains, and providing staff support for Wing activities such as Encampment. Chaplain Services is also the point of contact for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and for supportive services to the Air Force and Air National Guard Chaplain Services.
The Wing often receives questions on the procedures for becoming a chaplain because the process is quite different than any other CAP position. The person who is considering becoming a chaplain will need to meet the standards as set in the CAP regulations. The candidate must first submit a regular senior member application and actually become a senior member and complete Level I training before submitting a chaplain application. It is very important to contact the Wing Chaplain as early in the process as possible as there are many documents and approvals needed from different bodies and endorsers before a candidate becomes a chaplain.