lay leader


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lay leader

A volunteer appointed by the commanding officer and supervised and trained by the command chaplain to serve for a period of time to meet the needs of a particular religious faith group when their military chaplains are not available. The lay leader may conduct services, but may not exercise any other activities usually reserved for the ordained clergy. See also command chaplain; combatant command chaplain; religious support; religious support plan; religious support team.
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