On Friday, May 17th, the St. Tikhon's Community was pleased to welcome Fr. Stephen Powley, director of OCPM (Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry). Fr. Stephen served as a prison chaplain for over 20 years and came to challenge the students of St. Tikhon's, and Orthodox Christians everywhere, to leave their "Comfort Zones" and to reflect seriously on the place of prison ministry in each of their lives as they prepare for service to the Church.
OCPM ministers to nearly 1,000 men and women who are in prison or who have recently been released. Among them are over 300 catechumens waiting to be received into the Orthodox Faith.
St. Tikhon's extends its sincere thanks to Fr. Stephen for his inspiring lecture.