Staff

Christina Andresen, National Chapter Relations Manager

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Education:

Master of Divinity, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Bachelor of Arts in English & Philosophy, Minor in Dance, Texas A&M University

OCF Background:

While at Texas A&M, Christina served as president of her OCF chapter all four years and as a Regional Student Leader for two years. She attended three college conferences, serving once on the CC West planning committee. She participated in Real Break twice as a student, to Guatemala and to Constantinople—and in Guatemala she met her husband, Daniel, whom she married September 2010. She also co-hosted the OCF Podcast for two years. She has been a part of the OCF staff since August 2011, and working to strengthen OCF chapters and student leaders is something about which Christina is passionate.

What it means to be an Orthodox Leader:

“Listening for the will of God, living a life of integrity, looking for opportunities to take on others’ burdens, listening intently to everyone around you, knowing when you are in the wrong and asking forgiveness, sticking to your values while being merciful to everyone around you, and learning to offer up to God both the talents and the weaknesses of those you lead.”

Donna Levas, National Programs Manager

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Education:

Master of Professional Studies in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Manhattanville College

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Hellenic College

OCF Background:

Donna began working full-time for OCF in January 2012. Serving solely as the Operations Manager until February of 2013, Donna was able to learn the ins and outs about everything OCF. In February of 2013, Donna was charged with taking on the North American Program efforts for Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Donna is excited to work alongside our student leaders to craft programs that have depth and embody the four essential elements of OCF—fellowship, education, worship, and service.

What it means to be an Orthodox Leader:

“Being an Orthodox Leader means taking the opportunity to truly know those who you are leading. Understanding that everyone has struggles and successes, pains and joys—and remembering that each of us are made in the image and likeness of God. Seeing yourself in the other, offering and accepting forgiveness, and working everyday to improve your relationship with Christ and His Church is what makes a true Orthodox leader.“