Father Michael is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, USA. He attended the University of Kentucky earning the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. He then pursued theological studies completing the Master of Religious Education and Master of Divinity degrees. In 2001, he was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary with specialized emphasis in effective pastoral leadership. He has taught courses in philosophy, ethics, church history and communications at the high school and college levels.In 1987, Fr. Michael received a Presidential appointment to serve our nation’s interests as a military chaplain. He first entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps in 1987 and was later selected to serve as a Protestant chaplain in the United States Air Force (endorsed by the Episcopal Church).Fr. Michael was privileged to spend the majority of his military career providing spiritual support to our military service members supporting global contingencies around the world. He retired from active duty service in 2010 with over twenty-eight years of distinguished military service. Fr. Michael currently serves as the Interim Priest of St. David’s Episcopal Church in San Diego, California. His is married to the former Becky Vollick, also an ordained Episcopal priest. They have three children: Brad, Ashley, and John.
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The Rev. Becky Vollick-Tinnon
A native of Newcastle, Pennsylvania, The Rev. Becky Tinnon was first ordained by the General Church of the Nazarene in May 1996. She received a direct commission to serve as a Protestant Chaplain in the United States Air Force from 1998 – 2005. Becky has been privileged to serve as a military chaplain, parish priest, and hospital/hospice chaplain. She received her undergraduate degree from Olivet Nazarene College in 1983 with special emphasis in psychology and romance language studies. In the fall of 1984, she studied theology and religious education at the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, whereupon she completed the Master of Religious Education degree. She has recently completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. Becky presently serves as chaplain for the Aspire Center of the Veterans Administration located in San Diego, California, whereby she serves to help our returning military Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma related to Moral Injury. Becky is fluent in Spanish and has great love for spiritual formation, small group studies and pastoral care and counseling.
John is the youngest son of Michael and Becky Tinnon. He was born in Rolla, Missouri, near Ft. Leonard Wood (aka Ft. Lost in the Woods) Missouri, where his father (Michael) served his first tour of duty as an Army Chaplain. John speaks fondly of his childhood days, growing up in a military home and traveling around the world to such exciting overseas places as: England, Germany, Austria, France, and Belgium. He discovered his all-time favorite destination when his parents were assigned to Air Force bases in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John hopes to one day get married (when the right girl comes along) and move back to enjoy life in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He has always had a special affinity for military personnel – especially our nation’s Veterans.
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