September 27, 2023

VIDEO: Young Welcomes Terre Haute Air National Guard Chaplain to Deliver Senate Prayer

Chaplain Lundy Prayer

**Click here or above to watch Lt Col Lundy’s opening prayer.**

WASHINGTON This morning, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) welcomed Chaplain (Lt Col) Kent Lundy, Wing Chaplain for the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, to deliver the opening prayer in the United States Senate.

Young nominated Chaplain Lundy to serve as the Senate’s Guest Chaplain for the day.

“Chaplain Lundy has devoted his life to God and to meeting the spiritual needs of his fellow Hoosiers and the men and women who serve our country,” said Senator Young, in remarks on the Senate floor. “I do not know if he found the U.S. Senate as big of a thrill as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he has offered prayers, but we are privileged to have had Chaplain Lundy deliver today’s invocation.”

An Airman-pastor, Lt Col Kent Lundy has long served his country and the communities he has called home. He wears the uniform of the Air Force as a member of the Indiana National Guard and is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.

Chaplain Lundy has been a member of the Indiana Air National Guard for 16 years, 12 of which were with the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne as a Chaplain. He was deployed overseas twice and for the last four years has been on active duty with the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute.

As Wing Chaplain, he supports the physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs – the four pillars of Airman Fitness – of his fellow guardsmen as they provide our military with critical assistance for missions and rescue efforts during natural disasters. He also is an advocate for Hoosier veterans and has worked to destigmatize and increase access to mental health care for those who have served.

To watch Senator Young’s full remarks, click here. To watch Chaplain Lundy’s invocation, click here.