Appalachian Trail Chaplain – Application Documents

Are you interested in becoming the 2021 Appalachian Trail Chaplain? The application below can be used to apply for either the thru-hiker position or the circuit hiker. Read the job descriptions for details.

To apply, download and complete the application form below. All applications must be received by November 1, 2020.

  • The Application PDF will load in a new browser window. Click the download icon on the Application to save it to your device.
  • The Disclosure Form & Job Description will download to your computer’s default downloads folder.

Download the Disclosure Form

Download the Application

Download the Job Description for the Thru-Hiker

Download the Job Description for the Circuit Hiker

Once completed, please mail application documents to:

Matt Hall
Appalachian Trail Chaplain Ministry
c/o First United Methodist Church
804 Montvale Station Road
Maryville, TN 37803

(Please note the address on the application is outdated and packets should be mailed to the above address.)

Important: Please make a note on completed application form to indicate if you are applying for the thru-hiker or the circuit hiker position.

Reminder: Deadline for the 2021 AT Chaplain application is November 1, 2020.

Matt Hall, 2017 Appalachian Trail Chaplain (left), greets a fellow hiker during his thru hike. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service