Volume 2, Number 9- Authors and Contributors


Archpriest Andrew Tregubov is the rector of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Claremont, NH (OCA). He is a renowned master iconographer, author, and speaker. Originally from Russia, he emigrated to America in 1975 and studied at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York. His larger projects include Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Terryville, CT; Christ the Savior/Holy Spirit Church in Cincinnati, OH; Holy Resurrection Church in Clinton, MS; and St. John of the Ladder Church in Greenville, SC. His work and the work of his wife is available at their website.

Andreea Balan was born and raised in Romania, moving to the U.S. when she was 16 years old. After graduating from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM with a degree in liberal arts, she went to study theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Upon completion of her degree in 2010, she relocated to Dallas, TX where she serves as the youth director for a local Orthodox church in the Antiochian archdiocese.

Ordained to the holy diaconate in May 1993 and the holy priesthood in June 2000, Fr. John Hopko has been pastor of Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, Terryville, CT, since August 2000. For the past eight summers, he has also served as Director of the annual Youth Rally of the Diocese of New England of the Orthodox Church in America. A 1990 graduate of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Fr. John has been married to Macrina (Behr) Hopko for twenty-one years. Macrina and Fr. John are the parents of Thomas, Lucy and Peter.