We are ELCA volunteers who promote Christ through federal chaplaincies that represent the church. Many of us are retired chaplains ourselves. We have no elaborate structure and no budget. We answer to the Advisory Committee of the Bureau for Federal Chaplaincy Ministries in the ELCA. Through new initiatives and acting as a clearing house for other initiatives in the church, we bring resources, news, and “lessons learned” to support congregations across the ELCA doing their ministry with veterans, military members, and their families.