Deacon Jason Ketz is a recent graduate of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds a B.S. in Microbiology, and worked as the Quality Manager at a printing company for several years in his home town of Minneapolis, before answering a long-standing call to theological studies. He and his wife Elizabeth have three children; Sophia, Patrick, and Natalie. He is attached to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Deacon Jason is a frequent contributor to this blog.
Fr. Sean Levine has been serving the men and women of the Armed Forces, first as a Chaplain’s Assistant and later as a Chaplain, for nearly 14 years. Recently ordained as an Orthodox Priest (OCA), he currently serves as a chaplain in the army assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington and is often deployed to serve in Afghanistan. We are thankful for his article submission directly from the front lines this month and pray for his safe return.
Father David Wooten is the rector of Iglesia Ortodoxa de los Santos ApÃ³stoles, a new, Spanish-language parish of the OCA in Miami, Fl. He graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary this past May, and he and his wife, Matushka Natalia, and their three daughters currently reside in Hollywood, FL.
Mr. Andrew Boyd grew up in Guilford, Connecticut and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Business. He is also a recent graduate of the Master’s of Divinity program at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY. His home parish is St. Alexis Church in Clinton, CT. His is the managing editor of this blog and director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries for the Orthodox Church in America.