José Tate, DMin


Rev. Dr. José H. Tate was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a devoted Christian and he’s been an ordained minister since December 1995. He received a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management at Park University in1989; the Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in 1996; and the Doctor of Ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary in 2007.

He entered the United States Air Force as an enlisted man and retired as a chaplain in the rank of Major – a 26-year veteran. During his chaplain career, he served during Operation Southern Watch (Saudi Arabia), provided vital pastoral support after the 9/11 attack to members assigned to the Pentagon and their families, and offered war-zone crisis ministry to military members, allies, staff, and Iraqis during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Balad, Iraq.

Dr. Tate is a board certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains. He frequently speaks at churches, veteran programs, and conducts grief support seminars. He is author and publisher of two books, Living without Them: My Journey with Loss (2012) and Religious Pluralism and Valuing Others.

Currently, Dr. Tate is a professional chaplain for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Dayton, Ohio, and faculty mentor in the Doctor of Ministry Program at United Theological Seminary.