On October 6, 2012 Seminarian Michael Lillie was sworn in by Alumnus Fr. John Malcom (STOTS 2011) (Chaplain U.S. Army) as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force Reserve. Michael has been accepted into the Chaplain Candidate Program while he completes his seminary education.
The Air Force Chaplain Candidate Program is an exciting opportunity for seminary and other professional religious school students to evaluate their compatibility and potential for commissioning as an Air Force Chaplain. The focus is on experiencing ministry in the Air Force during summer tours of active duty. As a chaplain candidate he will draw upon his background, education and experience to function as part of an Air Force chapel team. Michael will be training full time next summer at bases in Alabama and South Carolina. When he graduates he will be able to be endorsed by Bishop Peter of Cleveland (Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia) and be eligible for reappointment as a Chaplain, First Lieutenant, in the USAF Reserve.