Gathering in the Northwest

Author: 
Virginia Nieuwsma

Gathering in the Northwest:L to R: Fr. Vadim Progrebniak, Fr. Chad, Christopher Vanneson, Fr. John Pierce, Trustee Emeritus Alex PopovGathering in the Northwest:L to R: Fr. Vadim Progrebniak, Fr. Chad, Christopher Vanneson, Fr. John Pierce, Trustee Emeritus Alex Popov"The Great Northwest has many SVOTS Graduates who are doing outstanding ministries, both lay and ordained," noted The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield. "My personal goal is to make a much stronger connection to our alumni and supporters in that part of the country."

The St. Vladimir's Chancellor/CEO was reflecting on a December trip he took to the greater Seattle, Washington area, visiting with alumni and participating in the ongoing dialogue between the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). During his travels, he was warmly welcomed at Holy Resurrection Church in Tacoma, pastored by alumnus The Very Rev. John Pierce.