Priest Michael Nicolai is a clergyman in the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of Alaska. In 2016 he was employed by Saint Seraphim of Sarov Church in Dillingham, Alaska.
On July 16th of 2016, police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the rectory. Nicolai was arrested and charged with attempted sexual assault and physical assault. The priest was suspended from his duties at the church following the arrest. On July 27, 2016, the grand jury refused to return an indictment, and the charges were dismissed.
Nicolai remained suspended pending the outcome of an internal Church investigation. However, the suspension was ultimately lifted.