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Why choose us?

Some servicewomen want to get chaplain support apart from their immediate chain of command. Reasons for this include:

  • Uninterested in letting their commander know that they are seeking help,
  • Any violation of privacy,
  • Lack of trust with their current chaplain,
  • Lack of access to a chaplain,
  • Unsure of where to seek help, etc.
  • Doctor of Management in organizational leadership with a specialization in I.S., University of Phoenix.
  • M.S. in I.S., Strayer University
  • B.A. in management and ethics, John Wesley College

During my time in U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, I provided emotional and spiritual support to military women who’ve experienced military moral injury (MMI). Some of the injuries brought to my attention were, sexual assaults, bullying, spousal infidelity, and other traumatic events. Because of this I have recruited chaplains into service and conducted several research projects. These research projects were aimed at exploring chaplain support to servicewomen. From this I learned:

  • Nine out of 10 chaplains in the Army are male,
  • Most women interviewed for research either had a negative experience with a male chaplain or did not trust that they were receiving effective support,
  • Many chaplain men that are either avoiding women out of fear of being falsely accused of sexual harassment or are insensitive to the needs of servicewomen,
  • Women with Master of Divinity degrees are underutilized in Christian circles today. Few women who go to seminary and complete their MDivs are being employed as full-time chaplains or pastors,
  • A large number of women veterans are isolated and do not trust the VA to provide the care they need.

Spiritual Care Association & Military Chaplains Association.

He created the Comprehensive Female Soldier Support Model, a framework of spiritual care for women service members. His current research includes women-centered theory development on spiritual leadership and moral injury.

Research

Dr. Daniel Roberts is an author (http://amazon.com/author/misns), consultant, teacher and scientist who conducts world-class education and research in military chaplaincy. Daniel also provides training and mentorship to thousands of military chaplains through conferences, classroom instruction, and one-on-one coaching. He has helped with the CAF develop military doctrine for the deployment of chaplains as religious advisers. Dr. Roberts has over 15 years of experience in providing emotional and spiritual support to men and women in the armed forces.

His students include chaplains from:

  • U.S. Army
  • Air Force
  • Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

His recent publications include:


Sherri L. Headen, M.Div., BCC
Clinical Staff Chaplain
“As a woman Veteran, I have personally experienced specific challenges and required a level of
care that has historically been overlooked and/or unnoticed in the military environment. More
specifically, as a Clinical Staff Chaplain providing spiritual care for Veterans on a daily basis, I
understand the need for women Chaplaincy support for our nation’s women Veterans. I chose to
be a part of the Tubman Chaplain Network (TCN) because it is dedicated to meeting the specific
spiritual/emotional needs for women Veterans and is named in honor of a courageous, strong,
woman of faith who is an American hero, Harriet Tubman. She indeed accomplished freeing
women from mental anguish.”

Betsy Vanderpool
First Responder Chaplain
I am a first responder chaplain with a background in counseling and psychology who also serves
as an ordained minister in a local church in California. I am married and have three adult
children. My brother is retired Navy, and my son is an active-duty Marine. I enjoy working with
my two Australian Shepherds who are training to be facility dogs offering stress relief to military
and first responders. I am glad to be available to veterans and active-duty military, and appreciate
the mission of connecting female service members and female veterans with female chaplains.

Diversity and Inclusion

MISNS welcomes people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, religions and creeds. We believe that diversity of thought and perspectives helps us all grow.


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Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. (MISNS, pronounced “missions”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in research, education, and advocacy for servicewomen. Through our chaplain network, we offer guidance to servicewomen and their families who suffer from military moral injury (MMI). Our research focuses on the experiences of women veterans by using certain therapies, and healing modalities. We feel that our innovative approach will help close the gap in resources available to our servicewomen.


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