Volume 3, Number 1, Authors and Contributors

His Grace, Bishop Matthias [Moriak] is the bishop of Chicago and the Midwest for the Orthodox Church in America. His official biography can be found here.

Archpriest Daniel Rentel is a retired priest of the Orthodox Church in America. He was the founding pastor of both Christ the Savior/Holy Spirit Church in Cincinnati, OH and St. Gregory of Nyssa Church in Columbus, Ohio. He retired last fall after 49 years of faithful service to the Church.

Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff is Associate Professor in Systematic Theology at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds a D.Phil in Theology from Oxford University. Check out his podcast on Ancient Faith Radio, “Sweeter than Honey”, and his book of the same name.

Rebekah Moll is a high school English teacher in Spring Lake Park Minnesota.  Her home parish is St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis.  She holds a M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota and has previously worked as a youth minister at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in St. Paul, MN.  She is active in the pan-Orthodox community in the Twin Cities writing camp curriculum for summer and fall youth camps. 

William Kopcha is a graduate student of the University of Connecticut where he studied Chemistry and Materials Science. He grew up in Connecticut and Vermont. He attends Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Southbury, CT. He is a past member and former president of the University of Connecticut Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Will teaches high school Chemistry and Physics.  He is a frequent contributor to this blog.