New Chaplain Named for House of Representatives

Speaker Pelosi names a woman to that position for first time.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced she is appointing Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben as the new House Chaplain, the first female chaplain ever for either chamber of Congress. She called the appointment “historic” and thanked the bipartisan group of House members who conducted the search.

“Kibben brings decades of decorated experience in the military and the ministry, as a retired Rear Admiral who served as the U.S. Navy’s Chief Chaplain and the chaplain of the Marine Corps,” the speaker said in a statement. “Her integrity, experience, and patriotism will serve the Congress and the Country well, as she ministers to the needs of Members.”

Speaker Pelosi also thanked current House Chaplain Reverend Patrick Conroy. “The service of Father Pat Conroy has been a blessing to Members on both sides of the aisle,” continued Speaker Pelosi. “Throughout his service, Father Pat fulfilled the calling of St. Ignatius of Loyola: ‘for the greater glory of God.’ His service has been a spiritual and moral anchor for Members, grounding our institution in the values of faith and country and reminding our Members of our responsibilities to our great nation and constituents. All Members wish Father Pat well as he enjoys his well-deserved retirement from the House.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For incoming House Chaplain Margaret Kibben as she assumes the role of providing spiritual service to members of the House of Representatives.
  • With gratitude for the service of Chaplain Conroy as he enters retirement.
  • That members of Congress would increasingly turn to the Lord for wisdom and guidance.

Sources: The Hill, Fox News


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