Student Council 2015-2016
The Student Council at St. Vladimir's encourages student participation in campus life and facilitates communication in the seminary community. Associate Dean for Student Affairs Fr. David Mezynski is the advisor for the Student Council, and also acts as liaison between the Student Council and the Faculty Council. Additionally, the Council encourages outreach through designated projects, charities, and causes.
Abigail Dean: President
Dn. Shiryl Mathai: Secretary
Daniel Greeson: Treasurer
3rd-year students: Shiryl Mathai and Christopher Rakowski
2nd-year students: Robert Wesseler and Abigail Dean
1st-year students: Sister Margarete and Daniel Greeson
Student Interest groups and leaders
St. Herman's Society: Alex Titus and Will Rettig
The St. Herman Society for Orthodox Ecology is the student group that seeks to encourage environmental stewardship. The group has sponsored campus beautification days and tree-planting ceremonies, as well as public lectures by notable ecologists and observance of the Orthodox New Year with its traditional theme of creation care.
St. Ambrose Society: Ignatius Green and John Mikitish
The St. Ambrose Society is the seminary's pro life student interest group. We seek to raise awareness about the Church's teachings and the many challenges they face in the modern world. The Church is "pro life" in the broadest sense of the word: we insist upon the sanctity and infinite worth of human life from conception to death, and we hold the life-giving sacramental bond of marriage between man and woman in highest esteem as an icon of Christ and his Church. We seek to promote and obey these teachings by hosting seminars and lectures on vital pro life issues. We also seek to provide a prayerful witness each semester as we pray outside our local Planned Parenthood, and each year as we participate in the March for Life in Washington D.C.
St. Innocent Mission Society: Christopher Moore
The St. Innocent Mission Society exists to promote awareness and involvement in Christian mission and evangelism. Taking into account Jesus' call to his apostles to be witnesses locally, regionally, and internationally (Acts 1:8), the society seeks opportunities in these dimensions to love our fellow man made in the image of God and to promote the edification and growth of Christ's church.
Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM): Seth Earl
OISM stands for the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement. It was founded in the 1960's and revived in 2003. OISM typically meets twice a year at a different seminary and seeks to foster prayer, fellowship, and cooperation among seminarians of the Orthodox Church. It is of tremendous value for the future leaders of the Church to meet and engage each other, and learn from one another in order to better serve the Church.