ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students Connected to the Church”
OCF Board of Directors Holds Bi-Annual Meetings
Fishers, IN – September 30, 2010
Orthodox Christian Fellowship held joint meetings of the Board of Directors, Regional Chaplains Network, and Student Advisory Board at St. John the Divine parish in Jacksonville, Florida, September 16-19, 2010.
The Board of Directors’ meetings focused on the newly established Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos OCF Endowment Fund, which has been established to offer financial assistance for the OCF ministry. The Board discussed the day-to-day operations of the North American OCF office, which are overseen by the Administration Committee, and heard reports from various committees and staff on program, student, and chapter development.
The Regional Chaplains held training sessions dealing with methods of ministering to college students and assisting them as they explore vocations. Committees of the Chaplains Network discussed chapter resources, including workshop outlines, discussion guides, and training materials for local chaplains. The Chaplains also worked in conjunction with their Student Advisory Board counterparts on strategies for improved communication with OCF’s 300 local chapters.
The Student Advisory Board (SAB), the voice of the student population on campuses, concentrated on OCF programming and development of chapters within their assigned regions. The SAB members participated in sessions on personal vocation facilitated by Paul Lundberg of the Office of Vocational Ministry at Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, as well as, a continuing study on college student ministry being completed on behalf of OCF by Jennifer Nahas of Brigham Nahas Research Associates.
During their stay in Jacksonville, members of the Board visited the St. Photios Shrine and the headquarters of the Orthodox Christian Missions Center. Funding for the Regional Chaplains Network and Student Advisory Board meetings came from an on-going grant relationship with The Lilly Endowment and The Order of St. Ignatius.
For additional information contact:
Presvytera Shyla Hadzellis
Development Director, OCF
Sep 30, 2010 1:05 PM