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Illinois Wing Chaplain Staff Biographies

Wing Chaplain

Ch. Maj. Le’on Willis

Ch. Willis is the chaplain of IL-322 in South Holland that reports directly to Wing.  He is a graduate of John Marshall High School in Chicago and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign majoring in American History with minors in sociology, mathematics and psychology.  Ch. Willis also has a Master of Science Degree in Kiswahali and African History, a Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia and studies in Spiritual Dimensions in Health Care Delivery and Clinical Psychology at the University of San Antonio.  Chaplain Willis also earned Doctor of Divinity from Love University at Tulsa, Oklahoma  He has pastored in three denominations, served as hospital and jail chaplains and has a variety of work experience as an educator, store manager, small business owner, home builder, and inventory control.  He is also a qualified mission chaplain and very active in his community providing cadet service opportunities.

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