Volume 4: Number 7 Authors and Contributors

Priest James Parnell is a newly ordained priest of the OCA, and a recent graduate of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. He is a Clinical Pastoral Education Resident at Hartford Hospital and a supply priest for the Diocese of New England attached to 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 in the New York Army National Guard.

Archpriest John Breck was Professor of New Testament and Ethics at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Ethics at St. Sergius Theological Institute, Paris, France. With his wife, Lyn, he is the director of the St. Silouan Retreat Center, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina.

Deacon Jason Ketz is an alumni of St Vladimir’s Seminary and a deacon at St Mary’s Cathedral in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, and in addition to his work at St Mary’s, is employed  in the Quality department of a leading medical device company in the Minneapolis area.

Dr. Tracy Gustilo finished a master’s degree in theology from St Vladimir’s Seminary in May. She attends Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Two of her children are grown up and making their way in the world, and two are in college. Tracy is struck by how radical the Christian message is, especially when she reads St Paul and the early Fathers of the Church.