Military And Civilian Chaplain Training Event

It’s official…the 2023 Military and Civilian Chaplain Event (June 19-23) will take place in Scottsdale, AZ! This spectacular event is coming together for our military and civilian chaplains, candidates, and their families!

The world we find ourselves called to minister in is filled with uncertainty.  People are faced with fears, conflicts, and pending disasters at home and abroad.  We must be ready and resilient in order to partner with the Holy Spirit to help them navigate the uncertain days ahead. Our goals for this year’s training event are to provide space for you to connect with God so that He can strengthen your spirit and to provide you with tools to help others connect with God at a deeper level. Join IMF, and other chaplains to deepen, renew, and equip your spiritual growth at the IMF annual Chaplains Training Event.

*Please book your hotel rooms early to ensure the best group rate for your stay

*Military Chaplains – Remember to get your orders in ASAP – Commander Letter

*Civilian Chaplains – Supervisor Letter


  • Theme:               Spiritually Ready – Spiritually Resilient Ministering in a World of Uncertainty
  • Dates:                  June 19-23, 2023
  • Location:            Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250, USA
  • Cost:                     $175.00, $75 per guest
  • CEUs:                   Up to 3.0 (to get 3, you are required to attend all sessions)


  • Registration Fee is $175 for IMF Chaplains. Spouses and guests $75(children-no charge).  Families are welcome but daycare will not be provided.


Make sure you book your hotel room – Your hotel stay is not included in the registration cost. Registration includes the event and meals.

  • Location- Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250, USA
  • Room availability is limited.
  • Hotel room rate is $103.00 per night + tax. To get the discounted rate you must click this link: Book Your Hotel Room
  • Free Made to Order Breakfast and Evening Reception
  • On-Site Facilities – Take advantage of the business center, fitness center, tennis courts, gardens, or pool while you’re away from home. Print your boarding pass, finish a presentation or check e-mail in our business centers.

*Please contact the hotel for requirements regarding service animals.


  • Complimentary Made to Order Breakfast for each guest
  • Complimentary Evening Reception
  • Noon meals Tuesday and Wednesday will be provided.
  • All other meals will be at your own expense.


  • Complimentary wireless internet (Wi-Fi) in all guest rooms and public spaces.
  • Countless attractions and scenic destinations are relatively close by. Take advantage of extending your stay and vacation.

*If your work organization pays this event fee, please specify this in your registration if you cannot get reimbursed. Please provide contact details of who will be paying for your registration. If needed, you can register your guests in a separate registration along with any T-Shirts to make payment easier for you and your workplace. Please let accounting know ( if a secondary payment method will be used for your guests.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers of this event.

Duke Walker:

Rev. Dr. H.W. “Duke” Walker has experienced deep peace, firm hope, and bold courage in being listened to well by spiritual directors over the last 22 years, which led to his own journey of becoming a spiritual director. He is committed to being with others compassionately having seen his own sin and wounds in Christ for the felix culpa or happy fault that they are. He seeks to be with people humbly having realized God’s invitations to new life often come in conversation with others that call for a sobering honesty. His formation led him through UNC Charlotte (BA, Political Science), Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv, Spiritual Formation), The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, a Men’s Rite of Passage through The Center for Action and Contemplation, Francis and Judith MacNutt’s School of Healing Prayer at Christian Healing Ministries, a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Direction from The Graduate Theological Foundation (focusing on Contemplative, Charismatic and Benedictine Spirituality), as well as a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency in a Level I trauma hospital as resident for the Coronary ICU and heart floors (2 time Stellar Star recipient). Currently, he works as a chaplain and is the founder of The Inner Hue, where he teaches in churches on prayer as intimacy with Christ and offers spiritual direction helping people identify the voice of Christ in their journey. Duke visits with men and women on a Christian journey, in person, by phone and Zoom.  He and his family live in the Atlanta, GA area.

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