Volume 4: Number 3 Authors and Contributors

Fr. Luke A. Veronis and his wife Faith and their four children served as missionaries in Albania from 1994-2004. Fr Luke also served in different parts of Africa for 18 months prior to Albania. He is the Director of the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where he also teaches classes in missiology. He serves as the pastor of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster. Fr. Luke is the author of “Go Forth: Stories of Missions and Resurrection in Albania,” “Lynette’s Hope: The Life and Death of Lynette Katherine Hoppe,” and “Missionaries, Monks and Martyrs: Making Disciples of All Nations.”

Christina Semon is an OCMC Missionary since 2008.  Having left her home parish is All Saints Orthodox Church in Pennsylvania, she currently assists the Youth Department of the Metropolis of Bessarabia since 2010.  She graduated from Binghamton University (State University of New York) in 2007, and is currently pursuing a Master of Theology in Church History at the University Ioan Cuza in Iasi, Romania.

Sandro Margheritino is a 2nd year student at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity.  He can be reached at Sandromrg@aol.com

Miho Ochiai Ealy was born in Japan and grew up in an Orthodox Christian household. Miho came to the United States in 2008 and graduated from Loyola University, Chicago with a master’s degree in pastoral studies. She currently works for Abbot-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, as a chaplain resident. She’s married to Dn. Gregory Ealy and attends St. Mary’s Cathedral. 

Fr Ted Pisarchuk is the rector of St. Justin Martyr, Jacksonville FL, married to Matushka Lee Ann and the father of two great boys. A graduate of SVS (1994), Fr Ted served as Mission Director of the Diocese of the South (12 years) and is currently Dean of Central Florida Deanery, an OCMC board member and has led 7 time short term mission teams.