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New York National Guard Unit Ministry

Mission Of the Unit Ministry Team

The Chaplains and Chaplains’ assistants of the New York National Guard Unit Ministry Team serve as religious leaders and special staff officers to provide military religious support to Soldiers, families, and DoD civilians. Military Chaplains provide religious support for all faith groups, moral leadership, emergency religious services, unit ministry team readiness and professional expertise to the Commander on free exercise of religion, morals, morale, and the ethical impact of command decisions.

Military Chaplains also provide religious services, rites, sacraments, ordinances, religious education, pastoral care and counseling, religious education, family life ministry(Strong Bonds, marriage and family counseling), institutional ministry, professional support to the command, management and administration, humanitarian support (disaster support and relief), Suicide Prevention training and religious support planning and operations.

It is our Honor and Duty to take care of our Soldiers, Airmen and their families!

For God and County!

Use the map below to contact a Chaplain in your area:

Western/Central NY Chaplains

Chaplain MAJ Alexander Knowles
(716) 417-9980
alexander.h.knowles.mil@mail.mil
Chaplain LTC Joel Terragnoli
(716) 983-9838
chjlt@aol.com
Chaplain CPT Andrew Ayres
(315) 532-2026
andrew.n.ayres.mil@mail.mil
Chaplain 1LT Matthew Laun
(716) 532-4704
matthew.m.laun.mil@mail.mil

Eastern/Southern NY Chaplains

Chaplain CPT Sanchez
(631) 475-0383
revernesto@optonline.net
Chaplain MAJ Ivan Tyhovych
(718) 782-9592
tykhovytch@aol.com
Chaplain CPT James Kim
(212) 335-0685
james.s.kim,mil@mail.mil
Chaplain CPT Anthony Stephens
(917) 733-4951
anthony.h.stephens3.mil@mail.mil
Western/Central NY Chaplains Eastern/Southern NY Chaplains

Chaplain services is a right of every Servicemember and their family
All communication is stricly confidental.

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