2016 2nd Annual Veterans Conference

McWilliams drawing for veterans conference2nd Annual
Central Texas Veterans Conference:
Art, Dialogue, and Spirituality
Friday, November 4, 2016

The Episcopal Veterans Fellowship brought you the 2nd Annual Central Texas Veterans Conference for veterans and veteran caregivers. This one-day event included a talk defining moral injury in veterans by Chaplain (Major) Mark C. Lee, Ph.D (Aberdeen), Curriculum Developer and Instructor at the Army Medical Command; a community-focused discussion on how we can cooperate and collaborate to bring healing and hope; and music and a display of artwork by veterans. The conference equipped counselors, medical professionals, clergy, veterans’ advocates, and interested parties to understand the causes of moral injury and ways to address it.

Schedule of Events
0930: Kick-off–Shared Speeches
10:00: Veterans’ Art Workshop Presentation
10:45: Open Discussion Tables
12:20: Lunch–Community Building
1330: Lecture by Chaplain (Major) Mark C. Lee, Ph.D*
1500: Closing Ceremony

SSW campus Seminary of the Southwest
501 East 32nd Street
Austin, Texas 78705


Chaplain (Major) Mark Lee*Chaplain (Major) Mark C. Lee, Ph.D
Army Medical Department Center & School

Chaplain (Major) Mark C. Lee is currently the Curriculum Developer and Instructor at the Army Medical Command, teaching Moral Injury/Posttraumatic Growth, Combat/Emergency Medical Ministry, and other courses to Chaplains and Religious Affairs Specialists of the US Army.

He previously served as Deputy Garrison Chaplain and Resource Manager for USAG-Yongsan, the largest and most robust garrison religious support operations in the Army. He supervised 11 personnel (US and Korean; civilian and military) and oversaw all financial operations (over $1.8M) for 13 congregations, 27 ministry groups, and 11 Unit Ministry Teams in Area II. Additionally, Chaplain Lee was the Officer in Charge of South Post Chapel, which operates 12 hours a day, seven days a week. He was also the senior pastor of the Relying On Christ in Korea (ROCK) congregation, which had 300+ regular attenders.

Previously, Chaplain Lee served as the brigade chaplain for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, the largest and most forward permanently deployed US Army unit, at Camp Hovey in Dongducheon, Korea. Other assignments include: 98th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, with a second deployment to Iraq, Madigan Army Medical Center; US Army Chaplain School and Center, I Corps, and 14th Engineer Battalion, with a deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006. Prior to active duty Army, Chaplain Lee served as senior pastor of Community Church of Honolulu and concurrently as a chaplain in the Hawaii Air National Guard, with the 201 Combat Communications Group and the 154th Wing. Mark also worked in banking and finance for over six years in Hawaii and Los Angeles prior to entering the ministry in 1996.

CH Lee’s formal education includes: University of Aberdeen, Scotland (PhD in Practical Theology), Erskine Theological Seminary (DMin), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and University of Southern California (MBA & BS). Mark has training and lots of interest in trauma, relationships, and pastoral counseling.

CH Lee’s awards include: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement, National Defense Service, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terrorism Service, Korea Defense Service, Armed Forces Reserve, Army Service, Overseas Service (3), and Air Force Training.

Most importantly, Mark relishes in being simply a child of God and a husband to the beautiful Kyo Young Park, a father to Nicole and Lauren. One day, Mark would like to get back home to Honolulu, Hawaii and surf the long, slow waves of Waikiki on a long board…one can dream.