Volunteer Application Process

Attend the training event. 




Time:                           TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS


Location:                    PLEASE CHECK AGAIN LATER


Directions:    For driving directions to the training location, please call (907) 269-7414.



Please RSVP to Stephanie Reese at stephanie.reese@alaska.gov or call (907) 269-7414 so that we are able to prepare sufficient amount of training materials. 

Click on the PDF box above for the Religious Volunteer Application and fax or mail to Stephanie Reese at the DOC Chaplaincy Office if you have NOT already completed one.

Please ask your pastor or minister to complete the Reference Evaluation form. (The reference form may be waived for Professional Clergy—please submit copy of Clergy ordination/credentials.)

Once the necessary forms have been received by the Department of Corrections, a criminal history background check will be completed.


Religious volunteer authorization cards will be mailed to attendees as soon as the application process is completed.


Thank you for your willingness to provide religious services to those behind bars.  We look forward to seeing you at this training as we discuss important issues, rules and regulations, and other vital information related to your prison ministry involvement. 





Stephanie Reese

Chaplaincy Programs, CJT II


Rev. James Duncan

Statewide Chaplaincy Coordinator


the next training dates are tentatively planned for some time in November. 

Mentor Training Packets

Download all 3 packets here.  


Volunteer Opportunities to Help Change a Life

Church services (preaching, teaching or leading worship)

  • Pastoral care services

  • Bible Studies—teaching/discipleship

  • Spiritual/Biblical-based counseling

  • Christ-centered recovery groups (Celebrate Recovery)

  • Music and drama presentations

  • Mentornet

  • God Behind Bars

  • Kairos Prison Ministry


Following are just a few places where you can make a difference:


Anchorage Correctional Complex:  Chaplain Gerald Silliman – 907.269.4275

     Men's TLC Director/Counselor:  Chaplain Rudy Bosley - 907-269-4175

     Men's Christian Ed:  Chaplain Art Braendel - 907-4174


Hiland Mt. Correctional Center – Women:  Chaplain Frank Blodgett – 907.696.9194; Chaplain Deidre Henry– 907.696.9170

     Bible Studies – Day or Evening; Kairos; Menornet (9 month commitment); God Behind Bars Friday night

Goose Creek Correctional Center – Men:  Chaplain Gary Lewis – 907.864.8200; Chaplain Scott Thompson – 907.355.8625;

     Bible Studies – Day or Evening; Mentoring; God Behind Bars

Mat-Su Pretrial – Men & Women:   Chaplain Steve Alexander - 907.745.0943

Wildwood Correctional Center - Chaplain Dennis Murray & Chaplain David DePodesta - 907.260.7221

Core Ministries

Transformational Living Community (TLC)
Alpha Reentry
Safe Living Homes