Michael D. Williams
Chaplain, U.S. Marines, M.Div. '96.
When Chap. (LCDR) Michael D. Williams, CHC, USNR (M.Div. ’96) shows up for work, he might find
himself in the most unlikely of places, like the co-pilot seat of a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130. Michael has served as Chaplain of Marine Aircraft Group 13 and VMA-214 Harrier squadron of U.S. Marines in Yuma, Ariz.; Chaplain of USS PRINCETON in San Diego, Calif.; and is now a Navy Chaplain of the U.S. Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska. Michael has seen many foreign ports and has worn the uniform of three different branches of the military. In June, he will head back to the U.S. Marines, Camp Lejeune, N.C. and will deploy to the Persian Gulf shortly thereafter. “The spiritual and academic training at Denver Seminary was the most significant preparatory step toward fulfilling God's call on my life!” said Michael. “The blessing of being a chaplain serving with the US Coast Guard is the privilege of flying with the intelligent men and women of our Armed Services. As chaplain, I am their pastor, their confidant.”