On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 St. Tikhon’s Seminary was pleased to welcome a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections who spoke with the students during a luncheon session regarding outreach and pastoral care for individuals currently within the prison system.
Prior to his presentation before the student body, Rev. Ullrich sat down with the Dean Fr. Steven Voytovich as well as the Director of Field Education Fr. John Kowalczyk, to discuss St. Tikhon’s long and successful history working with the PA Department of Corrections through the seminary’s Field Education Program.
Since May 2004, Rev. Ullrich Klemm has served as the Religion, Volunteer and Recreational Services Program Administrator with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Previously he served for almost 12 years as the Director for Chaplaincy Services at the 2,500-bed Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Earlier, Rev. Klemm served as a Mennonite pastor in Chicago, IL where he volunteered as an official visitor to death row inmates at the Pontiac Correctional Facility in Pontiac IL.
Ulli received a B. A. from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (1980) and a M.Div. from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN (1985). Ulli is an ordained Mennonite pastor through the Mennonite Church USA.
On behalf of the entire St. Tikhon’s Community we would like to express gratitude to Rev. Ullrich for his time and for offering from his vast experience in working with individuals incarcerated in our nation's correctional facilities.