Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
TeleChaplaincy is a VA Telehealth Service which provides Veterans access to spiritual and pastoral care beyond the boundaries of the Health Care Facility using Telehealth technologies. TeleChaplaincy is intended to help Veterans who live far away from the VA, are dealing with health conditions that make it difficult to travel to the VA and/or lack time to attend a face-to-face spiritual care session. We, at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, realize that spiritual care is an important aspect of our Veterans total care. Therefore, we are pleased to offer TeleChaplaincy to our Veterans!
TeleChaplaincy services are available during normal duty hours Monday through Friday. TeleChaplaincy provides spiritual/pastoral or religious framework to a variety of issues/needs such as, but not limited to:
- Support during times of anxiety, sadness, doubt, guilt, anger, uncertainty
- Grief and loss counseling
- Pastoral support at the time of terminal diagnosis
- End-of-Life decisions
- Bereavement ministry
- Prayer, anointing, sacraments, blessings
- Ethics counseling
- Marriage counseling
- Crisis ministry
- Recovery spirituality
- Moral Injury
- Readjustment to civilian life
- Addiction problems
- Periods of doubt
- Fear of death
- Feelings of despair or hopelessness
- Faith questions
- Spiritual distress
- Crisis of faith
- Other guidance
- We also offer assisstance with Advance Directives
Programs within the Chaplain Service
- Safe Haven Program
- Warrior 2 Soul Mate Program (W2SM)
Oklahoma City VA Video Connect Chapel
The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System is proud to welcome you to the VA Video Connect Chapel! We are dedicated to increasing the availability of spiritual support to Veterans who may, otherwise, not be able to attend Chapel Service. Veterans who cannot attend Chapel Service are welcome to attend virtually via VA Video Connect Chapel! Please contact Chaplain Services for more information on how you can connect to VA Video Connect Chapel!
The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System has five Protestant Chaplains, a team of Resident and Intern CPE Chaplains and two Roman Catholic Chaplains. It is their responsibility to provide spiritual care and services for those of their faith, and to facilitate for those of other faiths. A Chaplain serves on both the Hospice/Palliative End of Life Care Team and Interdisciplinary Treatment Team in the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. Chaplains provide clinical spiritual care for patients, family members, friends and VA staff members. Chaplains facilitates the free exercise of religion for all traditions. The OKC VA Chaplains provides a holistic approached to ministering to our community of Veterans ensuring to address the whole
person, helping people intergrate faith into all areas of life.
Meet our Oklahoma City VA Chaplains
Chaplain Anthony Allen
Chaplain Anthony D. Allen is native Kansan who currently serves at the OKC VA Health Care System with the Mental Health Service, Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. He is a graduate of the Clinical Pastoral Education Residency program, Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Chaplain Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas; and a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Chaplain Allen is a lifetime member of the Church of God in Christ. Chaplain Allen entered the Army on August 28, 1988 as an enlisted Soldier and proudly served the nation for 27 years, 2 months and 1 day. Chaplain Allen retired from the active duty Army Chaplain Corps on October 31, 2015.
Chaplain Megan Alleman
Chaplain Megan Alleman is an endorsed chaplain with the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) and is an ACPE Certified Education Candidate. She attended Texas Woman’s University (B.S. in Psychology, 2011) in Denton, TX, Dallas Baptist University (M.A. in Christian Ministry/Chaplaincy, 2014) in Dallas, TX, and is currently attending Union Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry, 2020) in New York City. She serves as the US Army Reserves Chaplain with the 368th Combat Operational Stress Control Medical Detachment in Tulsa, OK (since 2016) and previously served as a US Army Reserves Chaplain Candidate with the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Grand Prairie, TX (2014-2016). Prior to coming to the OKC VAHCS she served as a Chaplain Resident at Texas Health Hughley Hospital, Fort Worth, TX. Chaplain Alleman also has experience working as an associate pastor for families, youth, and children and grief, mental health, substance use, and suicide interventions in local churches.
Chaplain John D. Potter
Chaplain John D. Potter currently serves as a staff chaplain for the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. He served as an active duty Chaplain for the United States Army for over 27 years, retiring in 2013. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield, Storm and Comfort (1991) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003). He also served in four Army Medical Centers during his career. He has a Bachelor Degree in Bible, a Master’s of Science Degree in Biblical and Related Subjects (Counseling), and a Masters of Divinity from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. He is endorsed by the Church of Christ/Christian Churches.
Chaplain Jesse Stewart
Biography coming soon.
Chaplain Tarasisio Tumuhereze
Biography coming soon.
Chaplain Herbert Vance
Biography coming soon.
921 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Ground Floor, Room GA141
Hours of Operation
- Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm