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McConnell Chapel

The 22nd Air Refueling Wing Chaplain Corps Team is here to provide world-class spiritual care as you serve at McConnell. Spiritual fitness is essential to our readiness and McConnell's team stands ready to provide you and your family opportunities for spiritual growth.


Our Mission

Model and promote the priority of spiritual fitness through ministry of presence, pastoral care, advising leadership and excellence in worship, whether at home station or at deployed location.

Worship Schedules

Catholic Community

Daily Mass 

Wednesday and Friday at noon
Saturday Mass 
5 p.m.
Sunday Mass*
9:30 a.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m.
(or by appointment)

Religious Education
Pre-K - High School, Sunday 11 a.m.

-Religious Education is offered during the school year and is held at the Dole Center in the Education Wing. For more information contact the Chapel.

-Adult Sunday School, Sunday, 9:45-10:30 a.m.

*Children's Church is offered to our young children during Sunday Mass.

Protestant Community
Protestant Service* 

Sunday 11 a.m.

*A Children's Church is offered to our young children during the service.

Other Faith Groups
The Chaplain Corps Team is here to serve all faith groups and will be glad to help you find other opportunities for spiritual growth within the community. Please contact us for more information.

Ongoing Events

Tuesday Lunch & Learns
Every Tuesday at noon, the McConnell Chapel sponsors a "lunch & learn." The program includes a free lunch, a topical study that is Christian in nature and time for fellowship. You don't need to be a Christian or member of any faith group to attend. It is open to all.

Small Groups
The Catholic and Protestant worship communities offer a wide-range of small groups for youth, adults amd couples. If you would like to get connected with a small group, please contact the chapel.

To see a Chaplain

If you need a Chaplain during duty hours, call DSN 743-3562 or Commercial (316) 759-3562.

After duty hours, weekends, or holidays call the Command Post at DSN 743-3251 or Commercial (316) 759-3251, and ask for the Duty Chaplain.

Chaplain Staff

Chaplain (Maj.) Patrick Knoester | Wing Chaplain
Chaplain (Capt.) Shannon Workman | Deputy Wing Chaplain
Chaplain (Capt.) Fabian Tafuna
Rev. Joe Tatro | Roman Catholic

Chaplain Assistants
Tech. Sgt. Lowell Wann| 
NCOIC, Chapel Operations
Staff Sgt. Byron Edwards | NCOIC, Program Support

Support Personnel
Kathy Larkins | 
Catholic Community/RE* Coordinator
Wendell Skinner | Protestant RE* Coordinator

*RE = Religious Education
** CTOF = Chapel Tithes and Offerings Fund

Unit Chaplains

Did you know each group/squadron/ unit has its own chaplain assigned? Below is a breakdown of which chaplain covers which groups. Feel free to contact your chaplain with any spiritual need you or your family may have. We are here to serve.

Chaplain (Maj.) Patrick Knoester | 22nd Director of Staff, 22nd Operations Group
Chaplain (Maj.) James Taylor | 22nd Medical Group
Chaplain (Capt.) Shannon Workman| 22nd Operations Group
Chaplain (Capt.) Fabian Tafuna | 22nd Maintenance Group
Chaplain (Capt.) Kevin Mount | 22nd Mission Support Group

For members assigned to units not listed above, please contact the chapel for more information.

Other Chapel services

Airman Ministry Center
The DEN is an Airman Ministry Center centrally located on the 1st floor of Dorm 350. It is a place where Airmen can go to form healthy relationships and find opportunities for spiritual growth. The atmosphere is much like a family room and coffee house all in one place. Stop in for movie nights, video gaming, ladies activities, group studies, dinner events, and much more! It is a great place for Airmen to hang out and get plugged in with fellow Airmen. 

Our DEN CREW, a volunteer group of Airmen who operate The DEN, is very active around the wing and local community. Get involved at The DEN!

For more information or to join the DEN CREW, call us at 759-3562.

Various weekend retreat programs are offered throughout the year as an opportunity for our Airmen and their families to be spiritually strengthened for the challenges of deployments and the high operations tempo of our wing.

Call the Chapel for a current schedule of upcoming retreats.

Chaplains offer counseling services to all members of Team McConnell. Chaplains provide 100% privileged communication during these sessions.