The Utah-based newspaper Daily Herald writes that the Mormon Church will provide centralized support to all non-military chaplains who are in the church. This applies to men and women. I have contacted Frank Clawson (LDS Chaplains), and he confirms that the information is correct.
While most people are familiar with the military chaplains (field priests) who are male, which the Mormon Church has many, perhaps they do not know that there are members (both men and women) who serve as chaplains in health care, shelters, prisons, patrols and other focus areas, ie, non-military chaplains. However, these have not been certified by the church, and they have no idea how many members are working on this. But by providing a centralized support so there is the possibility of getting to know this. The leader of the Church military chaplains will also be responsible for the non-military chaplains.
The military chaplains in the US may conduct civil marriages, including same-sex ones, but I do not know if they are forced to it, ie the Mormons who are military chaplains must do it or if they can avoid it. The civilian chaplains are not in themselves any marriages, without such to apply to the authorities of the various states in the US (in Sweden it is the County Administrative Board).
To be allowed to become a non-military chaplain as to apply in the same way as you do when you want to become a military chaplain. Women need not be married but men must be married in the temple. Men need to have the Melchizedek Priesthood. Everyone needs to have a temple recommend and be temple worthy. Then have all understood to have sufficient theological training and employment in an organization, association, company, etc..
"Frank Clawson, director of military relations for the LDS Church, described the overall Purposes of the chaplaincy. Clawson's office will now support non-military chaplains Following the Recent endorsement. "
Kaplan Tami Harris goes in his father's footsteps. Her father was a retired military chaplain who worked at a treatment center. He himself was dying of cancer but worked anyway. One day as he was feeling not so good, and what his daughter Tami to deputize for him. Her father died two days later. This was the beginning of her career, which started already 1989.
Five years ago, she worked with Elder Jeffrey Holland of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the National bönegudstjänsten in the old tabernacle in Provo. During a telephone conversation with him as she introduced herself, and Elder Holland told her that we know who you are, and you are right where we need you to be.