Greetings from the land of the Morning Calm!
Welcome to the UNC/CFC/USFK Religious Support Team page. Our joint team of Chaplains, Chaplain
Assistants (Army and Air Force), and Religious Program Specialists (Navy) are
here to serve you the wonderful UNC/CFC/USFK Family. We would like for you to know that you are
not in the Republic of Korea by accident.
God has you here by divine design, and He has a purpose that He wants
you to fulfill. We stand ready to assist
you in finding and/or fulfilling God’s purpose in your life while you serve in Korea. Below outlines our broad vision, mission, and
religious support priorities that inform our provision of religious support
ministry to the UNC/CFC/USFK Family.
Our vision is to be a trained,
ready, and adaptive joint ROK-U.S. combined “Ministry Team-of-Teams” that excels
in religious leadership and comprehensive religious support that empowers the
UNC/CFC/USFK Family for life and service.
Our mission is to provide religious leadership and comprehensive religious support across the range
of military operations (ROMO) in support of the UNC/CFC/USFK mission during
armistice, crisis, and contingency operations to enhance the readiness, resiliency
and empowerment of the UNC/CFC/USFK Family for life and service.
These are the five broad priorities and their objectives that
guide our provision of religious support:
Religious Leadership: Provide, promote, and advance the
free exercise of religion, effective religious support program management and
relevant advice to command on matters of religion.
Worship: Provide a quality, comprehensive worship program.
Engagement: Connect, encourage, and build-up the UNC/CFC/USFK
Family. Be a good neighbor to our host
Empowerment: Equip the UNC/CFC/USFK Family for life and service.
Service: Empower the UNC/CFC/USFK Family for service (i.e. chapel,
Our Ministry Commitments:
1. We will
minister with purpose, rooted in the conviction of a divine purpose for
every life and guided by a commitment to the free exercise of religion, we will
seek to enhance force readiness, resiliency, and empowerment for life and
service as we provide comprehensive religious support to the UNC/CFC/USFK
2. We will
minister by example, upholding our particular service's, Chaplain Corps',
and religious tradition's values and standards in the provision of intentional
religious support to the entire force.
3. We will minister with excellence, providing effective
religious program management, relevant religious advisement, and world-class
religious support informed by cutting edge ministry concepts and practices and
the evolving needs of the Alliance.
4. We will minister with courage and compassion, advocating for religious
freedoms, seizing, retaining, and exploiting the initiative in the provision of
quality religious support, and providing compassionate ministry to the entire
5. We will minister with capable ministry
leveraging collective ministry action and building ministry partner capacity to
provide responsive religious support to the entire force.
Again, God has placed us all here at a crucial
juncture in time and history to serve and make a difference in the lives of the
UNC/CFC/USFK Family as we serve in the defense of the Republic of Korea. We look forward to serving you, partnering
with you in ministry, and drawing upon your unique gifts and experiences to
empower the UNC/CFC/USFK Family for life and service!
Chaplain COL David A. Bowlus
USFK Command Chaplain’s Office
8th Army Religious Support
7th Air Force Religious Support
DSN: 784-5000 (Osan)
DSN: 782-4300 (Kunsan)
CNFK Religious Support