RFI Welcomes Graham Glover as Its New Military Chaplain Fellow


January 14, 2019, Washington, D.C. The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) is proud to announce the addition of Chaplain (Major) Graham B. Glover of the U.S. Army Reserves as RFI’s second military chaplain fellow. U.S. Navy Chaplain, Captain Daniel Mode, served as RFI’s first military chaplain fellow beginning in November 2018. Chaplain Glover is a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is assigned to the Office of the Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon. He will be a member of RFI’s International Religious Freedom Policy Action Team, working on issues at the nexus between religious freedom and U.S. foreign policy.

Chaplain Glover served for 12 years as an active duty Army Chaplain, most recently as the inaugural government affairs officer for the Chief of Chaplains. In this position, he advocated for the protection and expansion of religious freedom for chaplains and soldiers before Congress and key executive branch offices in the Washington, D.C. area. He was also instrumental in the creation of a fellowship for the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps at the Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom.

Serving soldiers and families all over the world, Chaplain Glover’s assignments have taken him to Fort Stewart, Georgia; Schweinfurt, Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Additionally, Chaplain Glover deployed to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Prior to joining the Army, Rev. Glover served as a parish pastor in Chiefland, Florida. 

Chaplain Glover holds a B.A. in Religion and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida as well as an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is currently in the process of finishing his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida, where his work focuses on the intersection of religious and political thought.  

“We are delighted to welcome our second military chaplain fellow to RFI,” says RFI Executive Vice President Eric Patterson. “Chaplain Glover has an exceptional combination of skills and experiences and a keen desire to advance religious freedom, particularly for those who serve in harm’s way.”


The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) works to secure religious freedom for everyone, everywhere. RFI is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C.


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