Summer Leadership Institute

In Partnership with Hellenic College Holy Cross | Aug 5 - 11, 2024 | Brookline, MA
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Come, learn what it means to be an Orthodox leader in OCF, the Church, and the world.

Summer Leadership Institute is a seven-day program designed to prepare and empower faithful, Christ-centered young leaders. Christ calls each of us to be active members of His body, the Church.

Are you answering the call?

SLI is a place to discover and discern your vocation as an Orthodox Christian. Don’t hesitate. Join us this summer.

The Details:

Dates: Aug 5 – 11, 2024

What to Expect:

  • High quality leadership sessions
  • Guided work time to prepare for the coming year
  • Opportunities to connect with other organizations to see how you could get involved
  • Daily prayer in the Holy Cross chapel
  • A community of other OCF leaders to learn and grow with

Cost: $600

Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross | Brookline, MA

Registration covers meals, lodging, and program costs. Participants will provide their own travel expenses.

Are you an incoming chapter president? There may be scholarship money available for you! Email Peter Mansour at



  • Bill Marianes
  • Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa
  • Fr. Marko Bojovic
  • Peter Mansour
  • Dn. Marek Simon
  • Fr. George Parsenios

Hear what past participants have to say about their experience!

“My relational skills were strengthened incredibly! […] Additionally, those topics that our speakers had were great subjects to keep in mind when interacting with our chapter. For instance, the dichotomy between faith and culture was a topic, and this is something that I valued during SLI, especially in bringing it back to my chapter and those I interact with!”

“SLI encouraged me, a new Orthodox Christian, that even though I’m not cradle or an expert, I can still make a difference.”


“SLI reminded me that there are other young Orthodox out there truly trying to live the life of the church.”

“The biggest skill I learned at SLI was active listening and the importance of silence in active listening. Prior to SLI, as a leader I had a hard time both listening and speaking in a group setting, as I would often hear things in one ear and out the other. However, the listening and silence activities we did at SLI were very helpful in developing my ability to find techniques to both listen, understand, and respond to others.”

Summer Leadership Institute is offered in partnership with

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

and through the generosity of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society.