Father Chrispin Obico was received into the Orthodox Church in America on April 12, 2012, at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Church by Metropolitan Jonah Paffhausen. Obico is currently enrolled at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary.
Prior to being received into the Orthodox church, the former Roman Catholic priest was sued for striking a group of pedestrians with his car. The case was settled on March 26th, 2008, for $8.75 million. The plaintiffs in the suit alleged that Obico did not have his headlights on, which he denied, and that he was supposed to wear corrective lenses while driving, which he admitted he did not.