Vol.4 No. 2 Authors and Contributors

Anna Vander Wall grew up in a non-denominational church in rural Colorado and converted to Orthodoxy during high school, after reading St. Athanasius’ On the Incarnation. “Orthodox sacramentalism has helped me see God’s beauty in the people and nature around me. I desire to learn more about this beauty and preserve its remembrance in a fragmented world.” To this end, Anna is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and Poetry.

Harrison Russin is from the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, and is currently in his final year of studies at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity.  Harrison intends to pursue doctoral studies in the fall.

Andrew Boyd is the Director of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry for the Orthodox Church in America. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut, he completed the MDiv program at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary. He currently lives in Glen Head, NY. 

Fr. James Parnell is a newly ordained priest of the OCA, and currently in his final year of studies at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. He is a pastoral intern at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in New Britain, CT. An Iraq War Veteran with over a decade of military service, Fr James also serves as a Chaplain Candidate in the New York Army National Guard.