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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.

GLORIFYING GOD, SERVING AIRMEN, PURSUING EXCELLENCE 

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

For electronic or reoccurring tithing please visit: https://acceptiva.com/afcc



Catholic Community

Daily Mass 
Wednesday and Friday
noon
Saturday Mass 
5 p.m.
Sunday Mass*
9:30 a.m.
Reconciliation 
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

Chaplains
Ch, (Lt. Col.) Patrick Knoester | Wing Chaplain

Ch, (Maj.) Chad S. Montgomery| Deputy Wing Chaplain

Ch, (Capt.) Fabian Tafuna

Ch, (Capt.) Lance Brown

Ch, Maj. Jamie D. Wells

Ch, 1st Lt. Jacob Wilde

Father Michael Noland | Roman Catholic Priest

Chaplain Assistants
Tech. Sgt. Lowell Wann | 
NCOIC, Chapel Operations

Staff Sgt. Byron Edwards | NCOIC, Program Support

TSgt Michael Schmidt | NCOIC, Resource Management

Support Personnel
Kathy Larkins | 
Catholic Community/Religious Education

Tracy Harris | Protestant Religious Education Coordinator

** 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.

Ch Knoester | 22d Director of Staff/931 ARW/184 ANG/USA/USN/USMC

Ch Montgomery | 22d Director of Staff

Ch Wells | 22d Medical Group

Ch Mount | 22d Operations Group

Ch Brown | 22d Mission Support Group

Ch Tafuna | 22d Maintenance 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.

Retreats
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.


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

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Men's Bible Study! Please come out to the chapel every 3rd Saturday of the month at 7am, to get fed spiritually and physically, a light breakfast will be served.
#VacationBibleSchool was a lot of learning and fun. Please come and join us next year.
Here are the Religious Observances for the month of April. Please feel free to contact the Chapel at 759-3562 with any questions.
Chapel Followers, If you have about 10 minutes, we would greatly appreciate it if you could assist us with an Airmen's Spiritual Assessment. The link is attached below. You will only be able to accomplish the assessment from a .mil since it is located on our sharepoint. We also have printed copies at the chapel. This assessment is to help us gage the overall spiritual health of the participants. Thank you for your continued service. --Your Chapel Team <a href="https://eim.amc.af.mil/org/22hc/Shared%20Documents/Airmen%27s%20Spiritual%20Assessment%20Booklet_small.pdf" target="_blank">https://eim.amc.af.mil/org/22hc/Shared%20Documents/Airmen%27s%20Spiritual%20Assessment%20Booklet_small.pdf</a>
Religious Observances for the month of January. For more information feel free to comment or call the chapel at 316.759.3562
Religious Observances for the month of October. Please let us know how we can accommodate your religious needs.
Today was my last day at the McConnell Chapel as Protestant Religious Education Coordinator. Been there 6 years but needed to move on so that I had more time for the small church where I am interim pastor. Looking for more time off as well. Blessings to all my friends. Wendell Skinner
This list is not all-inclusive, it details major religious holidays occurring in August. If you would like more information, please contact the Chapel - 759-3562.
This list is not all-inclusive, it details major religious holidays occurring in July. If you would like more information please contact the Chapel. 759-3562
Various photos from the Easter Weekend services.
Be included in our Chapel Directory for the Catholic and Protestant Communities or just have your portrait taken by Life Touch on 10-12 April 2017 from 1400 until 2100 at the Chapel Annex. Free 8 x 10 for everyone who has portrait taken; opportunity to buy additional prints or poses. Schedule an appointment for your portrait online.
Join us for this FREE event put on by the Protestant Women of the Chapel. We will come together Saturday, January 7th from 9a to 12p for a time of worship, teaching, and meditation. Childcare will be available for only $6 per child for the event! For details about the event itself, keep reading and feel free to contact Sara Beth for more information! We hope you can join us in this time of spiritual retreat as we connect with our Savior! Love 139 Wellness, a local business specializing in spiritual fitness, will host the event on behalf of the McConnell AFB Chapel. The teaching will focus on our unique design as individuals, from the perspective of Servants by Design, by exploring how we relate to one another and to God. We will then be led in Holy Yoga, engaging in Christ-focused meditation suitable for all skill levels. For those unsure of their physical ability, but wishing to challenge themselves, there will be both mat and chair options. We will also have journal and coloring pages for those wishing to sit and quietly meditate without movement. https://www.facebook.com/events/540567486152507/
What the Pearl Harbor Chaplains Were Doing at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941. This is a transcription of an address delivered to the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces by Chaplain Chambers on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, December 1991.
Here are the stories of the Chaplain Assistants who were killed on 7 December 1941
Christmas at the Chapel 2016
Acoustic Night at The Denn at 6 PM.

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