Board of Trustees

The seminary's Board of Trustees is independent, experienced, and diverse.  Its membership, drawn from the various Orthodox jurisdictions that the Seminary serves, includes clergy and laity distinguished by their achievements in such fields as finance, business, media, law, medicine, and education. In addition to participating in regular meetings of the full Board, trustees express their commitment to the Seminary and its mission through service on various Board committees, thus enabling the Board to govern more effectively.


The Board of Trustees oversees the integrity of the Seminary's financial statements and emphasizes financial accountability. For many years the Seminary has hired an external auditing firm that releases public financial statements

Board Chairman

His Beatitude, The Most Blessed TIKHON (Mollard), Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada of the Orthodox Church in America

The Very Reverend Dr. Alexander Rentel, Chancellor, Orthodox Church in America

The Very Reverend Chad HatfieldD.Min., Hon. D.D., President, St. Vladimir’s Seminary

Dr Ionut Alexandru TudorieAcademic Dean, St. Vladimir's Seminary

Appointed Hierarchs

His Eminence, The Most Reverend Metropolitan JOSEPH (Al-Zehlaoui), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North AmericaAntiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

His Grace, Metropolitan ZACHARIAH Mar Nicholovos (Poothiyottu), Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church

His Grace, The Right Reverend DAVID, Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York and New England

Appointed Alumni Association Representative

Very Rev. Fr. David G. Barr, Chair, St. Vladimir's Seminary Alumni Association Board, Pastor at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, Austin, Texas

Deacon Michael HyattExecutive Chair

Former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers
Best-Selling author and leadership consultant,
Chairman, Ancient Faith Ministries Board
Attached, St. Ignatius Orthodox Church, Franklin, Tennessee (AOCANA)

Jeffrey D. Hoff, Treasurer

Two Sigma, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Execution Services
Trustee, St. Andrew's Camp, Jewell, NY
Parishioner, Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Jersey City, New Jersey (OCA)

James C. Spencer, Esq.Corporate Secretary

Member, Hinkle Law Firm LLC
Director and Vice-President, EMPAC, Inc.
Treasurer, In Defense of Christians (Wichita, Kansas chapter)
Consultant, Committee for Legal Affairs, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Parishioner and Assistant Choir Director, St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Wichita, Kansas (AOCANA)

Dan Abraham

Attached: St. Nicholas Church, Grand Rapids, MI (Antiochian Archdiocese)
Member, Board of Trustees Antiochian Archdiocese of New York and All North America
Member, Board of Trustees Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative
Member, Parish Council, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Grand Rapids
President, Savory Foods, Inc.
Past Chair, The Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch
Past Chair, National Association of Convenience Stores
Former Church School Teacher

Frank B. CerraM.D.

Former Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Academic Health Center; Emeritus Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota
Parishioner, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, St. Paul, Minnesota (OCA)

Joan Farha

Board of Trustees, Wichita Collegiate School. and The Treehouse
Member of St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral Missions Committee
Founder and Coordinator of the Learning Differences Network
 St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral (AOCANA

The Honorable Catherine R. Fuller

Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals
Former Secretary and Board Member of ZOE for Life!

Former Board Member and Treasurer of the Friends of the Hogar Rafael Ayau
Parishioner, St. Matthew the Evangelist Orthodox Church (AOCANA)

David Hicks

Vice Chairman, TASIS Foundation Board, Lugano, London 
Chairman, San Roberto International School Board, Monterrey, Mexico 
Secretary, St. Peter's Monastery Foundation Board, Harrison, Montana
Parishioner, St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church, Fr. David Morrison, Pastor (OCA)

Tatiana L. Hoff

PepsiCo, Senior Manager, Org. Development, Transformation & Communications
Trustee, St. Andrew's Camp
Parishioner, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Jersey City, New Jersey (OCA)

Ana S. Iltis, PhD

Carlson Professor of University Studies and Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Parishioner, Holy Cross Orthodox Church, High Point, North Carolina (OCA)

Donald J. Tamulonis, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.

Director of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center and Dean Martin Neuromuscular MDA Clinic, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Youngstown, OH
Associate Professor of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Subdeacon, St. John the Baptist Church, Campbell, Ohio (OCA)

Carla Ann Newbern Thomas, M.D.

Family Practice, Inpatient/Outpatient Anniston Alabama
Board Member, Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry
Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black
Parishioner, St. Luke Orthodox Church, Anniston, Alabama (OCA)

Melody M. Thompson, D.Ed.

Retired Associate Professor of Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Board of Directors, Key Learning Solutions, Lagos, Nigeria
Parishioner, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, State College, Pennsylvania (OCA)

Wesley J. Smith, J.D.

Author, International Public Speaker, and Retired Lawyer
Director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism
Member Board of Directors Patients Rights Council
Member Board of Directors Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network
Former Member of Metropolitan Council
Former Member of Diocese of the West Council
Parishioner of All Saints of America Orthodox Mission, Alexandria, Virginia

Michael Bress, JD

The Reverend Protodeacon Peter M. Danilchick. Hon. D.H.L.

Brian Gerich,  Hon. D.H.L.

Glenn R. Kubina, M.D.

Leon J. Lysaght, Jr. , JD

Alex Machaskee, Hon. D.H.L.

Eric S. Namee, JD

Alexander Popoff, Jr., P.E.

The Very Reverend Paul Shafran

Thomas S. Zedlovich