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The Rev. Chris J. Antal, DMin., is a staff chaplain at the Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia and the settled minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Tavern. He served in the Army Chaplain Corps (2008-2016) and is a Veteran of the U.S. War in Afghanistan, where he established and led a UU congregation at Kandahar Airfield, until he was reprimanded and redeployed for posting a “politically inflammatory” Veteran’s Day sermon on the UUA Church of the Larger Fellowship website. In 2016 Chaplain Antal ended his military career by submitting a resignation in protest to President Obama. In VA he is a leader in developing interventions for military moral injury and is the national subject matter expert and regional lead for the Community Clergy Training Program.
Chris lives in Narberth, PA, with his wife Mitsuko and their five children.