Chaplain Steve Lee
Chaplain Lee is a former California law enforcement officer and federal special agent. He is now the pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS), Burbank, Illinois, and also serves as a law enforcement chaplain.
Pastor Steve left law enforcement in 1988 to enter Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated in 1992. He has since served as a missionary, church planter and pastor, and law enforcement chaplain. As a chaplain, he was Executive Director of Peace Officer Ministries, Inc. (POM), a non-profit 501c3 law enforcement chaplaincy he founded in 1996 (www.peaceofficerministries.org). In his role as a chaplain, Pastor Steve has ministered on-scene to both victims and emergency workers at major national and international crises including the Columbine High School, Virginia Tech and Aurora CO theater shootings, 9/11 Ground Zero, Hurricane Katrina, Joplin MO F5 tornado, California wildfires, Samoa tsunami and the Haiti earthquake. He chaplained the team that recovered the steel-beam cross at Ground Zero, now being preserved as part of the Ground Zero Memorial. He has produced and distributed 35,000 copies of “God’s Word for Peace Officers,” a special edition Bible for law enforcement, and has written a book for officers, “Backup on the Beat.” He also teaches at an annual law enforcement chaplaincy course he developed at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
Rev. Lee has been married for 38 years to his wife Elaine. They have four children and five grandchildren.
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Marsha graduated with a BS in Marketing/Marketing Management and has worked in customer service, sales, and administrative positions throughout the years She has also enjoyed volunteering in numerous church, school and community organizations; including Records Director for Thrivent Financial - East Will County Chapter.