The Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry of the Orthodox Church in America recently announced that several events geared to the needs of college students and young adults are being offered in the immediate future.
- Saint Vladimir’s Seminary will be offering a hand-on iconography workshops specifically for college–aged students May 26 through June 2, 2013. Endorsed by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship [OCF], the class will be taught by Iconographer Khouria Erin Kimmett and is limited to 10 students. Khouria Erin is a graduate of Wichita State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She has designed and produced curriculum materials for the Orthodox Christian Education Commission and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. A trained iconographer who has painted numerous icons for churches across the country, she also owns and manages The Annunciation Press. She is married to Father Joseph Kimmett, pastor of Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Norwood, MA. Registration and other information may be found on the seminary web site.
- For the first time, the OCA’s 2013 Parish Ministries Conference will offer a track to train clergy and laity in building and maintaining college ministry efforts. The combined effort of four of OCA ministry departments, the conference will take place July 10-13 on the campus of Marymount University, Arlington, VA. More information and on-line registration is available here.
According to Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director, those wishing to participate in any of these events are eligible for the Youth Department’s Peter the Aleut grant to offset the cost of registration or travel.