College Conference East 2016 – Antiochian Village, Pennsylvania
Dates: December 27-30, 2016
Cost: $325.00 (partial scholarships available, see below)
College Conference 2016 Scholarships have been graciously offered by several participating Orthodox jurisdictions in different amounts and in limited quantities. Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) will review all scholarship applications on behalf of the jurisdictions and will notify applicants within two (2) weeks of registration if their request for assistance has been granted until all of the available scholarships have been distributed. Given the limited number of scholarships that have been made available by the jurisdictions, OCF encourages registrants to register and to apply early. If a registrant is unable to obtain a scholarship for College Conference 2016 and would like information on other possible avenues to pursue for financial assistance, please contact OCF National Programs Manager, Donna Levas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation: Available to/from the Pittsburgh International Airport and to/from the Johnstown, PA train station.
- Pittsburgh Airport Transportation – Participants must arrive on December 27th by 2:00PM to depart on the 3:00PM shuttle. Participants must book flights leaving Pittsburgh to depart after 4:00PM on December 30th, as the shuttle will leave Antiochian Village at 12:00PM.
- Johnstown Train Station Transportation – One shuttle pick-up option available on December 27th departing at 4:00PM. Participants must book trains leaving Johnstown to depart after 2:00PM on December 30th, as the shuttle will leave Antiochian Village at 12:00PM.
Keynote Speaker – Fr. Timothy Hojnicki
Born and raised Wilmington, DE. Graduated the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Family & Community Services in 2002, and a Masters in Divinity from St. Tikhon’s Seminary in 2005. Fr. Timothy married his wonderful wife Anastasia in July of 2004. Ordained Deacon in October of 2004, and a priest in January of 2005. He has been the rector of Holy Apostles Mission in Mechanicsburg, PA (OCA) since June of 2005, and where their building was just completed! Fr. Timothy has 4 beautiful children, Nicholas (10), Kyra (9), Elijah (5), and Joachim (10 weeks).
Why are you excited to speak to the Conference’s Theme of “Come and See” (John 1:39)?
I am excited to speak on the topic “Come and See” because it is with this greeting that we invite others to experience our faith. This critically important invitation is oftentimes neglected by our people for various reasons. I am looking forward to sharing our experiences of the last decade in inviting people to experience the rich depth our Holy Orthodox faith offers. I had such a wonderful time at the College Conference East in 2015, and am honored to be a part of this year’s event.