Small Groups

Connect--Reflect--Grow

Fall Small Groups are currently in session. Please check back in January for Spring Small Group opportunities.

F.A.Q’s

Interested in joining a Small Group?

What do small groups talk about?

Anything! Small Groups are a time for you to make connections with peers, share your own experiences, learn from one another, and pray for each other. Your facilitator is trained to help you identify the topics that will have the most impact on your group once you get to know each other. 

How often do Small Groups meet?

Fall 2021 Small Groups will meet once per week for one hour for ten weeks, September 5 through November 13.

Who can join a Small Group?

Any college student ages 18-25 may join a Small Group. Each group will have 4-7 students and one OCF Student Leadership Board alum serving as a facilitator.

What if I can’t come every week?

While we encourage full participation for the ten week session, we understand that there may be one or two times when you are unable to attend. However, we do ask that you select a time slot when you are able to commit to at least eight weeks. 

Can I choose my facilitator?

Yes! When you register you will be able to see which facilitators are leading groups this semester. If you see someone with whom you’d like to connect, don’t hesitate to sign up!

The Small Group I want to join is full. What do I do?

If there is a particular Small Group you’d like to join that has already filled, please fill out this form to be added to a wait list. We will do our best to accommodate you!

Fall Small Groups are currently in session. Please check back in January for Spring Small Group opportunities.

meet the facilitators

The Men

Jamil Malone

Jamil Malone

Sunday 4:00-5:00 PM EDT

Jamil works for Cargill as a senior marketing & business analyst. He takes lots of data about grocery retailers and finds trends of sales. He loves hiking and being outdoors, as well as hanging out with friends and others. Jamil has been involved with OCF for years, as the SAB (SLB) chair for 3 years and now on the board of directors for three years, the past two serving as secretary.
Marcus Lotti

Marcus Lotti

Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM EDT

Marcus is teaching 8th and 10th grade English and History at a public charter school in Austin, Texas. When not reading, lesson planning, or getting into discussions on church history and philosophy at school, he enjoys working out, running, playing card games, and enjoying all that a city life has to offer. He attends Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin and is also a part of the young adult group there.
Keith LaRue

Keith LaRue

Thursday 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

Keith is a Senior UXUI/Graphic designer with an engineering and manufacturing firm here in Louisville, KY. Keith really enjoys traveling, hiking, bowling, College sports (LsUp Go CARDS!) and Steelernation! He is on the board of directors for the AIGA Louisville Chapter (American Institute of Graphic Arts). His involvement in church is: he is a choir member, he is the director of folk dance for our festival, Taste of St. Michael, teaching greek folk dance primarily, but sub for Slavic and Arabic dance as well, he’s on the Outreach Committee and he can’t remember off others things haha!
Andrew Gluntz

Andrew Gluntz

Monday 6:30-7:30 PM EDT

Andrew is a current Super Senior (5th year) at The Ohio State University studying Chemical Engineering. When he’s not running marathons or climbing mountains, Andrew loves cooking for his friends, drinking a good cup of coffee, and exploring new cities, preferably on a train. After serving on the Student Leadership Board and then as Chairman of the Board for the past year, he is excited to join Faithtree Resources as a Customer Relations Specialist, helping parishes and youth group leaders implement the Relationship Project and other awesome programs into their own ministries. But most importantly, Andrew is excited to be a Small Group leader for OCF this semester, so join his group today!
Remy Salloum

Remy Salloum

Tuesday 5:00-6:00 PM EDT

While studying Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University, Remy spends his free time cooking up new recipes, and appreciating God’s creation while hiking and camping. After experiencing OCF for the first time at College Conference East, Remy began meeting with his local OCF as well as serving as a College Conference Student Leader during the 2019-2020 school year. This year, Remy returns as a small group leader excited to serve and talk with the future leaders of OCF!

meet the facilitators

The Women

Jessica Precop-Hendricks

Jessica Precop-Hendricks

Sunday 9:00-10:00PM EDT

I work in Clinical Therapy specializing in children who have experienced trauma ages birth-10, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Spring Arbor University. My husband and I love to make music together as we both sing with him playing guitar and I, the ukulele. We are also in a community choir of 100+ singers. At church, I grew up singing in the choir at the Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI. Now we attend an OCA church in Jackson, MI, and both my husband and I sing in the choir. We like to visit and help at the monastery fifteen minutes from our house. I also work at the leadership level for Camp Vatra which is a summer church camp in the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America. I am also a Real Break Leader and have led trips to Project Mexico and Romania.

Alethia Placencia

Alethia Placencia

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 EDT

Alethia is always down for a beach day, hike, late night drive, trying a new food spot, going on a run, watching Netflix, being around people, spontaneous karaoke, and just sipping coffee outside. Involvement with Camp St. Nicholas, OCF, and YES have let me see Christ in such a special way and made Alethia who she is today. She just got her BA in Philosophy and Microbiology and she works for the parish of St. Peter the Apostle in Pomona, CA right now as Youth Director as well as for Y2AM as an Effective Christian Ministry Cohort Coach. She appreciates connecting and growing with each person she has the blessing to meet and get to know on a deeper level. Alethia can’t wait to be able to create a space together where she can create the best inside jokes and feel comfortable to work through our struggles.

Analisa Callender

Analisa Callender

Wednesday 9:00-10:00 PM EDT

Analisa recently graduated from UofSC and is now working as a government consultant in DC with Deloitte. During college she was involved with OCF and served a couple of years on the SLB. Outside of work you’ll find her listening to newly discovered artists/podcasts on Spotify, searching for some good concert tickets or trying to find the best coffee shop. She is so excited to meet you and can’t wait for the wonderful fellowship of small groups!
Anna Spencer

Anna Spencer

Monday 5:00-6:00 PM EDT

Anna has currently applied to Physician Assistant Schools and is working as an EEG Technician for a pediatric neurologist. She loves traveling, outdoors, being active, reading, art, and making new friends! She is a former OCF Real Break student leader, Youth Equipped to Serve Leader, and has been a counselor at Camp St. Nicholas, Camp St. Thekla, Camp Catanese, and Camp St. Raphael Winter Camp.
Kristina Anastasiades

Kristina Anastasiades

Tuesday 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

Kristina is a recent graduate from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, k-12th grade. This year, she will be a Certificate student studying Youth & Young Adult Ministry at Hellenic College Holy Cross. She loves to hike, play ultimate frisbee, sing, and counsel summer camps. While in undergrad, she was the Northeast Regional Student Leader and led her OCF chapter. She also taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Kristina can’t wait to get started living in Boston this year and meet you all this fall!
Leslie Hansard

Leslie Hansard

Tuesday 8:00-9:00PM EDT

Leslie is a high school Spanish teacher for Georgia Connections Academy. She has been married to her husband, Christopher, for almost 11 years, who she met while studying at the University of Georgia. They have two daughters, Adeline, 6, and Claire, 3. She enjoys cooking, running, relaxing, and hanging out with friends. She attends Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Marietta, GA. Leslie is President of her parish’s Philoptochos Society as well as a catechism teacher for grades 9-12.