Holly Leech   
Commandant Office Manager

P:  (540) 464-7313
F: (540) 464-7748
E: leechhc@vmi.edu

Commandant's Office
Virginia Military Institute
Jackson Arch, Barracks
Lexington, VA 24450

The Institute Chaplain

Chaplain James ParkThe Institute Chaplain is Colonel James S. Park. The Chaplain’s Office provides opportunities for every cadet to foster and nurture a genuine, personal and meaningful faith. The Chaplain serves as the point of contact for cadets regarding concerns of a religious nature. The religious convictions of our students are respected regardless of one’s faith preference. The religious freedom of all cadets is assured through the Chaplain.

Numerous opportunities are provided to encourage the development of interpersonal faith. The Institute Chaplain conducts non-denominational services each Sunday morning while VMI is in session. A campus fellowship meeting is available each Sunday evening for those of Christian faith and those who are curious. Bible study groups are conducted by the Newman Club, Baptist Student Union, Canterbury Club, Officers Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and others.

There are more than a dozen churches in the Lexington area and many of them provide campus ministries. Our students are frequently adopted by local church families and cared for while they are away from home. The Institute Chaplain is the liaison officer to local churches.

P: (540) 464-7390 
E:  parkjs@vmi.edu