Chaplain Assistants:

  • Are branch church or society members and are approved by both their branch church or society and by the local institutional committee
  • Go into institutions to act as Readers for Christian Science church services or otherwise help out at church services or to assist a chaplain
  • May respond briefly to inmates questions and comments but generally refer inmates to the chaplain for any extended discussions
  • Support the chaplain and the services through prayer and being helpful as needed
  • Are often also a representative to the local institutional committee but that is not required

If you are interested in becoming a Chaplain Assistant, please contact your church’s representative to your local Christian Science institutional committee or contact us at the State Committee. Click below for our contact form.