Glory to God for all things!

The Orthodox Church in America relaunched with a new architecture, design, approach, and systems in the summer of 2011.

The architecture of the site was created by Ginny Nieuwsma with assistance from JD Graffam, Fr. Eric Tosi, Fr. John Schroedel, and Ryan Platte.

The design was created by John Mears and JD Graffam, who carefully incorporated input from Fr. Eric Tosi, Ginny Nieuwsma, Ryan Platte, and Fr. John Schroedel. John used Responsive Web Design techniques to tune the design for a wide range of screen sizes so that there is no separate mobile version of the site. The site is set in Chaparral Pro using Typekit. Markup is HTML5.

Technical implementation and legacy content import was done in ExpressionEngine by Fr. John Schroedel.

Ginny Nieuwsma, Ryan Platte, Jessica Fuhrman, and Greg Sulich worked with Fr. Eric Tosi to prepare the site content for launch.

John Burns updated the Orthodox Church in America logo. Using the essence of the former design, he refined the typography, redrew the illustration, and established color and usage guidelines.

Web Team

Fr. Eric Tosi Secretary, OCA   
Fr. John Matusiak Senior Editor, News; Q & A, Permissions, Icon Library
Ryan Platte Technical Manager
Jessica Fuhrman Web Content Manager
Barry Migyanko Directories
Fr. Joseph Frawley Feasts and Saints Editor

Fr. John Schroedel, Inoa Technologies Developer
JD Graffam and John Mears, Simple Focus Designers
John Burns, John Burns Lettering & Design Logo Designer


The text of the New Testament is provided courtesy of the Thomas Nelson Publishing Company for use only on the web site of The Orthodox Church in America.