Chaplains today are on the cutting-edge of delivering effective ministry with rapidly expanding opportunities. Chaplains fulfill a sacred calling to accompany and provide professional support and spiritual nurture for everyone in their distinctive secular communities, which authorize and hold them accountable. This ministry requires specialized knowledge, competencies, and initiative to meet a broad range of human needs. With 37 contributors representing 914 years of chaplaincy experience, The Heart of a Chaplain examines several essential questions; highlights the need for competency, endorsement, and continual training; explores six major types of chaplaincy; offers a mentoring tool in the appendix; and, provides an extensive resource section. The “memorable moments” will leave you laughing or crying with joy.