SAM SEAMANS – (PUBLIC MEMBER) The Rev. Sam Seamans is a retired Police Officer of 30 years, and is also a Priest in the Orthodox Church, and he serves as the Rector of St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Mountain Home, AR. Originally from Louisiana, Sam earned his bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1990. While in college he worked for the USL University Police Department and attended Police Academy in 1986. After graduation he moved to Mountain Home where he continued his law enforcement career, retiring as a Lieutenant in 2016. While working in full-time law enforcement, Sam was active in ministry and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas in 2001. During that formation period he earned a Master of Ministry degree from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, IN. He also attended Cranmer Theological House and earned a Master of Theology. Since 2014, Sam has served as the Chief Deputy Coroner for Baxter County. Sam is also an Emergency Medical Technician, a licensed Private Pilot, and a long distance cyclist. He is married to a native of the Czech Republic who is a Physical Therapist, and they have two children.