Prayer Chaplains

Prayer Chaplain Orientation
Sunday, August 19 at 1:15 to 2:30 pm in the Sanctuary

Are you called to be in sacred service by praying with others? This orientation is for all who are interested in becoming a Unity prayer chaplain. Learn more about what a prayer chaplain does and details about the upcoming prayer chaplain training to be held October 19-21. If you are interested, contact Ciel Gierke at

“Prayer...properly understood and applied,
is the most potent instrument of action.” - Mohandas Gandhi

As an extension of the Lead Minister, Prayer Chaplains play an important role at Unity of Walnut Creek. Prayer chaplaincy calls to those who wish to be of service through prayer and care of their spiritual family.
The most visible roles the Prayer Chaplains fill are at Sunday services, when they:
  • Pray with those seeking prayer support after services (you'll know them by their lavendar stoles).
  • Read the weekly prayer.
  • Conduct the meditation at the 9:30 and 11:30 services when they are being led by a lay guest speaker. 

Behind the scenes and just as importantly, the Prayer Chaplains:

  • Pray for every prayer request submitted.
  • Make phone calls to pray when someone is in need. 
  • Visit the homebound and sick, including hospital visits.
  • Work with local hospices.
  • Attend interfaith group meetings as they feel called.
  • Host the World Day of Prayer in September. 
  • Host a Prayer Vigil in November. 
  • Other activities as needed.

Participation in a 3-day training is reqiured to become a Prayer Chaplain. The training utilizes the prayer chaplaincy program from Love and Light Ministries.

More importantly, it requires a commitment on their hearts to help others through prayer and the presence of their care.

For more information, contact the office at (925) 937-2191 or