Archbishop Elpidophoros, St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess Representatives Discuss Participation of Women in the Church, November 2022


PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Certificate in Nonprofit Management, University of Virginia

Instructor, Department of Global Humanities and Religions, Western Washington University

Adjunct Professor, Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary

Chair, Saint Phoebe Center for the Deaconess
The St. Phoebe Center educates and prayerfully advocates for the revival of the ordained female diaconate [in the Orthodox Church] to help serve the ministerial needs of the Church and the world today.

Member, Special Commission of Scholars Appointed by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch for the composition of For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church.

Former and Founding Board Member and Co-Chair of Women and the Church Group, International Orthodox Theological Association
IOTA is a community of scholars and professionals that is dedicated to the worldwide exchange of knowledge within the context of the Orthodox tradition and seeks to become a vehicle for pan-Orthodox unity.

Member, Orthodox Theological Society in America

Member, Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion

Member, American Birding Association