How to Address a Chaplain of the U.S. Congress

How to Address a Chaplain of the United States Congress

—-Envelope:

—-—-The Reverend (Full Name) ——–Protestant
—-—-Chaplain of the United States Senate
—-—-(Address)

—-—-The Reverend (Full Name), (Post nominal for Order)———Catholic
—-—-Chaplain of the United States Senate
—-—-(Address)

—-—-Rabbi (Full Name)  ———– Jewish
—-—-Chaplain of the United States Senate
—-—-(Address)

—-—-The Reverend (Full Name) ——–Protestant
—-—-Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives
—-—-(Address)

—-—-The Reverend (Full Name), (Post nominal for Order)———Catholic
—-—-Chaplain of the United States House of Representattives
—-—-(Address)

—-—-Rabbi (Full Name) ———–Jewish
—-—-Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives
—-—-(Address)

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

—-Options for the letter salutations:
—-—-Protestant: Dear Dr. (surname):
—-—-Protestant: Dear Pastor (surname):
——–Episcopal: Dear Father/Mother (surname):
—-
—-Catholic:
Dear Father (surname):
—-—-Jewish: Dear Rabbi (surname):  Chaplain of Congress

—-Options for Conversation:
—-—-Protestant: Dr. (surname)
—-—-Protestant: Pastor (surname)
——–Episcopal: Father/Mother (surname)
—-
—-Catholic:
Father (surname)
—-—-Jewish: Rabbi (surname)How to Address a Chaplain of Congress

—-#1) On the envelope use the form of address for the denomination and then identify as either the Chaplain of the House of Representatives or Chaplain of the Senate.

—-#2) In the salutation, Dr. (Surname) for a Protestant chaplain with a doctorate or Pastor (Surname) without a doctorate.

—-#3) For other denominations, use the salutation for the specific denomination such as Father (Surname) for a Roman Catholic or Rabbi (surname) for a Jewish chaplain.

– Robert Hickey   How to Address a Chaplain of Congress

See other chaplians: --------Chaplain of the Senate or the House --------Chaplain in the Armed Services --------Chaplain of a College or University w to Address a University Chaplain

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"