Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries
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Gary Councell
Mario Ceballos
Associate Director
Assistant ACM Director
for SW NAD
Assistant ACM Director
for NW NAD
Assistant ACM Director for
Deena Bartel-Wagner
Publications Editor
and Webmaster
Theresa Berry
Administrative Assistant
for Information
Dina Guzman-Muldoon
Administrative Assistant
for Resources

Our mission
Represent denominational interests in the chaplaincy and military-related services
How we serve
  • Promote, support and train Adventist chaplains
  • Oversee the process of ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Extend the Gospel into the greater community through the ministry of Adventist chaplains
  • Serve as liaison with official government and professional agencies
  • Develop plans, programs, and resources to prepare for future contingencies
  • Ensure pastoral care and religious support is provided for church members in special situations
  • Administer internal department business
ACM publishes two quarterly journals:
  • For God and Country
  • The Adventist Chaplain
  • Conduct annual training conferences for endorsed chaplains
  • Religious retreats for Adventist military
Contact Information
T: 301.680.6780
F: 301.680.6783


North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
Telephone: 301-680-6400
Fax: 301-680-6464
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