CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

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Keynote Speaker - Fr. Stephen Freeman 

Fr. Stephen is an archpriest in the Orthodox Church in America and is the pastor emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, TN.  He was educated at Furman University, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and Duke University.  He is the author of the popular blog Glory to God for All Things and of the weekly podcast Glory to God on Ancient Faith Radio as well as the author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe.   His work has been widely translated and published in Europe and Russia. 

Workshop Speaker - Fr. Nicholas Belcher

Fr. Nicholas Belcher serves as the pastor of St. George Orthodox Church of Little Falls, New Jersey and the chairman of the Archdiocesan Task Force for Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Antiochian Archdiocese. Before these assignments, Fr. Nicholas served as the hierarchical assistant for His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. Previous to his work for the Archdiocese, Fr. Nicholas worked for twelve years at Hellenic College Holy Cross – nine years as the Dean of Students and three years as the Assistant Director of the Office of Vocation & Ministry and Director of CrossRoad. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary - where he now serves a Lecturer in Antiochian Liturgics.