Contacting Chaplaincy Office

Please contact us with your questions and needs related to Federal Chaplaincy Ministries of the ELCA:

Pastor Christopher Otten
Assistant to the Presiding Bishop and Director, Federal Chaplaincies

Michael Sonnenberg
Administrative Assistant


ELCA Bureau for Federal Chaplaincy Ministries
218 D Street SE, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20003

Phone: 202-626-3846

For help or information about:

  • Applying as a military, Veterans Affairs, or federal prison chaplain
  • Seminary programs for chaplain candidates
  • Supporting military ministries with prayer books, scholarship gifts, or contributions
  • Worship and pastoral care resources in caring for returning veterans
  • Connecting with young adult and global ministries in chaplaincy