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NSAM Chapel Staff

LCDR John VanDyke

Command Chaplain

LCDR Van Dyke was commissioned as a Chaplain in 2006 and has served tours in Norfolk, VA, Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Lejeune, NC.  He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and pastored churches in Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio before becoming a chaplain.  He earned his PhD from the University of Glasgow and has taught at Appalachian State University and King College. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 30 years and have two children, Rachel and Samuel.

Fr. Dominic-Joseph R. Castro

Catholic Priest

Fr. Castro was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1998 and has served in a variety of ministries: parish ministry; college campus ministry; prison ministry.  Fr. Castro graduated from Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California after completing undergraduate courses and graduate courses at Oblate College of Philosophy and Theology in Washington, DC.  He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Divinity. Fr. Castro has been the Catholic priest at Naval Support Activity Monterey since 2011.

RP2 Jack Koback

Office Adminstrator and Facility Manager

RP2 Koback joined the NSAM Chapel Staff in January 2016.  He served with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, followed by a tour with Special Warfare Group 4 in Virginia, before coming to Monterey.  He is married and enjoys rock climbing and jiujitsu.