COLUMBUS, Ohio –
The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chaplain Liaisons Program falls under the Executive Programs at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.
The liaisons are employees and contractors who volunteer as chaplain liaisons throughout the Operations Center serving the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. They often give invocations at various command sponsored events, including the Equal Employment Office Special Emphasis Programs. The Lead Chaplain Liaison is Mary Moore.
Chaplain Liaisons also provide encouragement to employees in support of the spiritual pillar of the DLA Land and Maritime Resiliency Program under the People and Culture Directorate.
The program maintains the interfaith Meditation Room located on the first floor of the Operations Center that all associates assigned to DSCC can utilize or reserve for small study groups, prayer or personal meditation by any faith group.
Chaplain Liaisons serve multiple DSCC tenant agencies and contractors as liaisons to connect to employees to resources depending on their need, such as the Employee Assistance Program counsellor onsite and the Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator.
Bible Class and Prayer Warriors groups formed at DSCC in the late 1990’s by a small group of employees and a volunteer Chaplain Liaison of the Christian faith.
The current oversight is the DLA Land and Maritime Chaplain Liaisons Program.
Bible Class and Prayer Warriors are open to all employees and contractors at DSCC and meet on their own time during lunch.
Bible Class meets weekly on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon, EST, in a DSCC conference room and by teleconference for non-denominational Jesus Christ centered bible teaching led by a volunteer Chaplain Liaison of the Christian faith.
Prayer Warriors Prayer Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon, EST, in the DLA Land and Maritime Meditation Room, A152N, and by conference call. The prayer meetings are currently led by a volunteer Chaplain Liaison and a prayer warrior.
Prayer Warriors pray in the name of Jesus Christ for the needs of others as well as for our President, government leaders, DOD agency leaders and for our Warfighters and their families.
The email distribution list for these groups has grown over the last 20 years from serving employees on center at DLA Land and Maritime, Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Columbus, Defense Information Systems Agency-Columbus, DLA Human Resources, Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union and other onsite contractors to DLA Land and Maritime attachments, DLA Europe and Africa and most recently DLA Troop Support.
The weekly announcements are emailed to the group distribution list and include detailed information for the upcoming Bible Class lessons and prayer requests that weren’t included in the Command Daily Announcements.