Volume 3, Number 12, Authors and Contributors

Mr Mike Tishel is the director for the CrossRoad Summer Institute, a summer program for Orthodox high school juniors and seniors. He holds a Bachelor’s in Comparative Historical Theology from Gordon College, and Master of Theology (Systematics) from the Aristotle University of Thessalonika. He currently resides in his home town of Boston MA, where he worships at Holy Resurrection Bulgarian Orthodox Church and teaches at Holy Cross Seminary / Hellenic College.

Fr James Bozeman, his wife Katie and their two sons, Alexander and Gabriel, live in Beaufort, South Carolina, where Fr James serves as priest-in-charge at St James Orthodox Mission. Converts from a protestant evangelical tradition, the Bozeman family found their way into the Orthodox Church in Toccoa, Georgia, at St Timothy Orthodox Church. Before his ordination into the holy priesthood, Fr James was a musician in a rock band, and made a living as a furniture builder.

Kay Wakaruk is a member of St. Mary’s OCA Cathedral in Minneapolis.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota with a major in English Literature.  She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, and has worked in the financial industry for the past 20 years.

Chandler David Poling, a recent graduate of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, is the acting rector of St. Innocent Mission in Otego, New York. He lives with his wife, Emilita, and three children, Elias, Mariam, and John, in Yonkers, New York. More of his writing can be found at http://chandler-david.blogspot.com.

Liz Gauvain is a scone-baker and mother of four.  She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.  Her husband is a third-year seminarian at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, PA, and their home parish is St. Herman’s (OCA) in Minneapolis, MN.

William Kopcha is a psychics and chemistry teacher at a Catholic high school in Connecticut. He grew up in Connecticut and Vermont. He attends Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Southbury, CT. William holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Materials Science from the University of Connecticut. He is a past member and former president of the University of Connecticut Orthodox Christian Fellowship.  He is a frequent contributor to this blog.