Chapel Staff


Chaplain Lt Col Derick Wakefield

Chaplain Wakefield joined the 134th family in 2010. Prior to serving the 134th, he was Active Duty AF for 4 years as an Admin Specialist. He is married to Terratta, and they have 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and 1 granddaugther. Chaplain Wakefield is currently the Senior Pastor at Freedom Fellowship Christian Church in Knoxville and has served there for 22 years. He enjoys music (jazz, r&b, gospel) and movies (documentaries) as well as reading.

Chaplain Major Seth Hammond

Chaplain Hammond joined the 134th family in 2015. He is married to Stephanie, and they have 4 children, a Shi-Poo Puppy named Bobby Jack, and a rabbit named Brownie. Chaplain Hammond is currently the Senior Pastor at Christ Covenant in Knoxville and has served there for 8 years. He enjoys reading, exercising, going to country music concerts, playing air guitar, keeping his wife happy, and wrestling with his little kids.

Capt Thaddeus Davis (Thad)

Chaplain Davis joined the 134th in October of 2020. He spends most of the time serving the Airmen at the 241st. Prior to serving the 241st, he served 4 years in the USMC (Active Duty), 5 years in the USAF Reserves as a Chaplain Candidate, and 3 years in the ANG as Chaplain. He is married to Laura, and they have a daughter and son. Chaplain Davis is currently a Pastor at Hixon Presbyterian Church. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and camping with his family, along with good bonfires.

Chaplain Capt Nathan Tarr

Chaplain Tarr joined the 134th family in 2017. He is married to Devon, and they have five children and a golden/lab rescue named Tucker. Chaplain Tarr serves as a Pastor and a Professor of Church History. He enjoys reading, biking, or into all sorts of craziness with the kids.

Chaplain Capt Chris Hodge

Chaplain Hodge joined the 134th family in 2004 and first enlisted as a Crew Chief. He became a Chaplain in 2020. He is married to Kristen, and they have two kids and a 100+ pound German Shepherd named Blue. Chaplain Hodge is currently serving as Pastor at a local church in Jefferson City. He has his pilot’s license, once ran a marathon, and has been a semi-professional golf caddy. His favorite things include playing the drums, history books, and starting things he doesn’t think he can finish.

Religious Affairs Airmen

TSgt David Knable

TSgt David Knable joined the 134th family in 1996. He began working in the Multi-Media Department as a Still Photographer and became a Religious Affairs Airmen in 2012. He is currently the NCOIC. He is married to Heather, and they have three children. TSgt Knable is currently working at Newell Brands in Maryville as a Training Coordinator who trains new associates and updates training procedures and requirements in the facility. He enjoys participating in triathlons, with the hopes of one day completing a half IronMan race.

TSgt Elisha White

TSgt Elisha White joined the 134th family in 2008. She began serving in Security Forces and became a Religious Affairs Airman in 2014. She is married to Mack. TSgt Elisha White is currently a Security Dispatcher at Shield and Buckler. She enjoys sports, music, and spending time with family & friends.

SSgt Louis Guillebeaux

SSgt Louis Guillebeaux joined the 134th family in 2011. He began serving in Maintenance and became a Religious Affairs Airman in 2017. He is married to Tamika and has four children. SSgt Guillebeaux currently works in Law Enforcement at Tennessee Highway Patrol. He enjoys spending time doing DIY projects for his wife.

Senior Airman Tim Jones

SrA Tim Jones joined the 134th family in 2020. Prior to serving the 134th, he served 8 years in the Army Reserves primarily as a Petroleum Lab Specialist, testing aviation fuel. He is married to Charlén. SrA Jones currently works for Y-12 Federal Credit Union in Member Services. He loves helping Veterans with their spiritual life and attaining financial peace. He enjoys watching movies, reading, learning new skills, hiking, exploring new things in East Tennessee, and spending time with his family and friends.