On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the St. Tikhon's community welcomed Fr. Stephen Powley, the Director of OCPM (Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry). Fr. Stephen delivered an impassioned lecture in which he spoke about his experiences as a prison chaplain and conveyed the great need for more Orthodox priests to participate in prison ministry. He stressed the importance of visiting the imprisoned, as stressed by Christ in Matthew 25 and urged the students to have the courage to step outside their comfort zones and consider avenues of ministry that they might not have anticipated themselves following.