CAPT. PAUL LEPLEY, (USA)
Chaplain (Captain) Paul Lepley is the Deputy State Full-time Support Chaplain and the 177 Military Police Brigade Chaplain for the Michigan Army National Guard. Paul has served one combat tour to Afghanistan with a CENTCOM Joint Taskforce ministering to the needs of Service Members of all Branches. He has received multiple awards and decorations from his service.
Paul is completing a Ph.D. in Lifespan Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University. He holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Sciences from Central Michigan University. Paul is the director of Zero Day Supportive Services, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Michigan.
Paul has served as the Michigan Co-Project Coordinator for Star Behavioral Health Providers where he uses his expertise in military culture and mental health to train mental health providers in military culturally competent care. In this position, he has collaborated closely with the Center for Deployment Psychology for the development of curriculum tailored to the needs of clergy, community, and information referral specialist military cultural competency training.