Chapel Staff

Chapel Staff

Glorifying God
Serving Airmen
Pursuing Excellence

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Abner Valenzuela
Wing Chaplain (Protestant)

Chaplain (Maj.) David Del Prado
Chaplain (Protestant)

Chaplain (Capt.) Timothy Springs
Chaplain (Protestant)

Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Eggleston
Chaplain (Protestant)

Father Edward Buvens
Catholic Priest

Tech. Sgt. Lowell Wann
NCOIC of Chapel Operations

Staff Sgt. Cedric Johnson
NCOIC Chapel Administration

Debbie Cruz

Katie Steinke
Catholic Musician

Craig Pearce
Protestant Music Director

PJ Werner
Religious Education Coordinator

Buckley Chapel

ChapelThe chapel serves as a town center and hosts an average of 25 events a week, including chapel services, retirement ceremonies, promotion ceremonies and other Buckley activities.

The Chapel facility is available to valid Department of Defense identification card holders.

To use the chapel for activities, contact the chapel office at 720-847-GOD1 (4631) or send an email to

Wedding Services

For information on wedding services at the Buckley Air Force Base Chapel, call 720-847-4631.

For wedding services at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, visit or call 719-333-4515.

Confidential Counseling

Counseling sessions with chaplains are scheduled by calling 720-847-4631.

All discussions with a chaplain are absolutely confidential (privileged communication under the Uniform Code of Military Justice) and cover a wide variety of issues including individual counseling, relationship and family concerns, work issues, stress and anger management, suicide ideation, spiritual concerns and ethical issues.

Chapel Schedule

Sunday Services

• 9 a.m. - Mass

• 9:45 a.m. - Bible Study
• 11:15 a.m. - Praise Worship Service
• 11:15 a.m. - Children's Church

Weekday Services

First Monthly Wednesday 1100 and 1200- Chapel Fellowship Luncheon

Catholic Mass
• 11:30 a.m. - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
• Protestant Women of the Chapel - Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
• AWANA Children's Program - Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
• Adult Bible Study - Wednesdays, 6 p.m.