Kentucky National Guard Chaplains gather for a photo in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, Kentucky.
As members of the Chaplain Corps, we have a passion to serve, and a responsibility to integrate and align our service with the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the National Guard. That alignment enables us to fully realize our roles as servant leaders and more effectively advise our commanders.

We provide support to Airmen, Soldiers, leaders, families, and our own Corps whenever and wherever we are needed. In that respect, we are constantly reminded that our roles are fluid, and influenced more by the commitment to service than by rank.

The chaplaincy provides a safe, professional and confidential source for Soldiers, Leaders and Families in times of need and celebration.

Services Provided:

  • Worship Services
  • Individual, Marriage, and Family Pastoral Counseling
  • Denominational Rites and Ordinances
  • Marriage Ceremonies
  • Military Funerals
  • Memorial Ceremonies and Services
  • Deployment Cycle Support
  • Spiritual Fitness Events
  • Moral and Ethics Guidance
  • Confidentiality
  • Strong Bonds Single, Married, and Family Events (Army only)
  • Resource Referral

State Chaplain
Chaplain (COL) Julian (Jay) Padgett

Contact Us

CH (LTC) Draper (502) 607-1729

CH (CPT) Granderson (502) 607-1942

Religious Affairs Specialist (502) 607-1733

CH (LTC) Draper (email only)

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Kentucky Army National Guard "Strong Bonds" Weekends

Contact the State Chaplain’s office at (502) 607-1729 to register for an event or request further information.   *Childcare available

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