His Grace, Bishop Michael [Dahulich] is the bishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America. Raised in Binghampton, NY, His Grace attended Christ the Savior Seminary in Johnstown, PA and completed his PhD. at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to his ordination to the episcopacy, His Grace served as a parish priest in several Pennsylvania parishes and most recently as Dean and Professor at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, PA.
Liz Korba is a high school student in Minneapolis, MN. She worships at St Mary’s (OCA) Cathedral, in Minneapolis, where she is actively involved in the cathedral’s youth group (the St Mary’s “Saints”), sings in the choir, and assists with the distribution of the post-communion bread and wine. Outside of the church community, Liz is actively involved at her high school as well, and is a member of the renowned Patriots Marching Band.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski is the pastor of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Stratford, CT (Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A.). He is married to Carol Paproski and is the father of two sons, Daniel and Timothy. Fr. Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s of Divinity Degree from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.Presently, Fr. Peter also serves the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA in several capacities and is the Northeastern Regional Chaplain and webmaster for the OCF.
Alexandra Morbey lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, Archpriest Andrew Morbey. Their home empties and fills with their three children who are like oxygen for their parents. Alexandra, who has worked as a teacher and in retail, does what she needs to do to help ends meet. She regularly visits her amazing 93 year old mother in Richmond, VA.
Deacon Jason Ketz is a deacon at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN. He and his wife Elizabeth have three children (Sophia, Patrick, and Natasha). He is a graduate of Arizona State University and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary and works in the medical device industry, specifically in the fields of continuous improvement and quality control. He is the editor of this blog.