FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students Connected to
OCF Announces New North American OCF Chaplain
Fishers, IN – September 15, 2009
Orthodox Christian Fellowship welcomes Fr.
James Coles as the newest North American OCF Chaplain. Fr. James is currently the pastor at
St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Mission in Mesa, AZ. Fr. James and his wife
Karen live in Phoenix and have three children. He is an avid hiker, chess
player, skateboarder, blogger (http://frjamescoles.wordpress.com),
and has been working with youth and young adults in a full-time or volunteer
capacity since 1990. He is also
the local Spiritual Advisor for the OCF chapter at Arizona State University. Fr.
James who was a classmate with OCF Executive Director, Fr. Kevin Scherer at St.
Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary said, “I’m really looking forward to
working with Fr. Kevin and the staff to help strengthen the local chapter
experience for students.” Fr. James’ responsibilities will include working with
OCF Spiritual Advisors across the country to improve networking and local
chapter resources. Fr. Kevin said that, “Fr. James is a perfect fit for the
ministry. He is known and loved by
our staff and students, and has been a regular conference and retreat speaker
For additional information contact:
Presv. Shyla Hadzellis
Orthodox Christian Fellowship
OCF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the official campus
ministry of SCOBA.
Sep 16, 2009 2:44 AM