"The Holy and Inspired Scriptures are sufficient of themselves for the preaching of the Truth." St. Athanasius of Alexandria

ADMINISTRATION

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Metropolitan JOSEPH

Hierarchical Overseer

Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America

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Scott Speier, M.D.

Chairman

Dr. Speier attends St. Athanasius Church in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Dn. Tom Braun

Board Member

Dn. Tom is attached to St. Barnabas Church in Costa Mesa, CA.

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V. Rev. John David Finley

Vice Chairman, Dean

Fr. John is attached to St. Athanasius Church in Santa Barbara, CA and is the Chairman of the Antiochian Dept. of Missions & Evangelism.

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V. Rev. Gregory Rogers

Board Member

Fr. Gregory is the pastor of St. Catherine Church in Aiken, SC.

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V. Rev. Jon Braun

Board Member

Fr. Jon is attached to St. Athanasius Church in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Dn. Adam Roberts

Board Member, 
Administrator

Dn. Adam is attached to St. Ignatius Church in Franklin, TN.

 

FACULTY
in alphabetical order

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Sueanna Keim Alter

Sueanna Alter holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and a Masters in Children’s Literature from the University of Roehampton. She lives in central North Carolina, where she is an active member of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church. Since 2017, Sueanna has been working at a private classical elementary school. She started working for St. Athanasius Academy teaching high school literature in 2020. She has a passion for classical education and the great books of the western canon. When she’s not teaching or reading she works as the Assistant Director for Camp St. Thekla, an Orthodox summer camp.

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Brian Ashland

Brian is a member of St. Ignatius Orthodox Church in Madison, WI where he likes to help out with church school and drink coffee. He also went on a OCMC mission trip to Alaska in summer 2015 in a group led by Fr. John Chagnon. At St. Athanasius, Brian teaches Attic and Koine Greek and has degrees from the Univ. of Wisconsin and Gordon-Conwell Theo. Seminary.

Kh. Kelleylynn Barberg

With a "degree of experience '' of 20 plus years (and counting) in homeschooling our crew and 26 years of marriage to Fr Raphael Barberg, Kh. Kelleylynn is ready to give back  to the Orthodo community! Kh. Kelleylynn holds 

an Associates degree in Business Administration and has managed large corporations to small businesses; currently my personal business as a photographer.  You will also find her behind the scenes as the Public Relations Officer with the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America as well as the Administrative Assistant with St Athanasius Academy. Additionally, Kh. Kelleylynn will be teaching 4th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Brooke Chapman, Principal

Brooke Chapman holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education and a Master's in English with a concentration in Children and Young Adult Literature. She is a member of St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church in Kansas City, KS where she enjoys teaching Church School and serving in the St. Macrina Society. Since 2008, Brooke has been teaching English and Composition at the private secondary and university level. In addition to serving as principal for St. Athanasius Academy, Brooke will be instructing 6th and 7/8th grade English. She resides in Missouri with her family where she also teaches Scottish Highland dance, Celtic harping, and generally indulges in all things Celtic.

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Fr. Joel Gillam

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Fr. Paul Girgis

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Kh. Carrie Heningham

Kh. Carrie Heningham has a B.S in Business Administration and M.S in Industrial Management, and holds a Massachusetts math teaching certification. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and homeschooled daughter, and works in the accounting and IT fields. She also serves as the organist of St. Stephen Orthodox Church, their home parish. Her passions include life-long education, music, and enjoying the wonders of God’s creation while hiking and studying the geology of the region.

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Fr. Michael Henningham

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Dn. Vasily Hinkle

Dn. Basil served 10 years in the Washington House of Representatives 6 years of which as the Minority Whip, resigning at the end of 2012. Before entering the House he served as a County Commissioner for 6 years. He currently is an administrative appeals judge for the Growth Management Hearings Board in Washington State. 

Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

Fr. Joseph is the Vice-Chairman of the Antiochian Department of Missions and Evangelism, serves as Dean of the East Texas Deanery in the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, and is the Pastor of St. Joseph Orthodox Church/Houston, Texas. He is the host of the Orthodixie podcast and co-hosts The 153 podcast on Ancient Faith Radio.BS in Communication Arts from Appalachian State University (1982), a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary in Wisconsin (1992), and a Doctor of Ministry in the Eastern Christian Context from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in conjunction with the Antiochian House of Studies in 1999.

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Isabella Lash

Isabella’s love for performing first began after stepping onstage at the age of 8 and she is passionate about creating the same opportunity for students of all ages. She is a graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and is a DC-based actress. A trained soprano, she has played roles in over 40 productions in Virginia, DC, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Isabella has worked as an instructor with Drama Kids International and Middleburg Academy, and directs summer theater camps for teens. Isabella is regularly involved with community theaters in the NOVA area as a director and acting coach, and maintains her own private acting studio, teaching in-person and online

Presb. Suzanne Lichtenstein

Presb. Suzanne (Courses: Music Fluency, Music Literacy, and 6th-grade Science) holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where she studied Music and Foreign Affairs. Post-college, she spent eleven years in the Suzuki Piano Basics training program for North American teachers, under the tutelage of master teachers from Dr. Suzuki’s Talent Education Institute, Matsumoto, Japan. She also studied voice technique and pedagogy with Joan Frey Boytim for four years. Her professional research topics include the neuroscience of learning and motivation, and the history of western music pedagogy. She studied Byzantine Chant under Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis and Gabriel Cremeens, and also spent many years singing Russian and Antiochian Orthodox music. In addition to teaching for SAAOT, Presb. Suzanne teaches private students in piano, singing, and songwriting, both online and in-person, at the Suzanne Lichtenstein Music School. She occasionally works as a choral conductor, a professional singer, a vocal coach for actors in musical theater, and a music director for theater productions. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). In a different line of work, she freelances as an editor, technical writer, and desktop publisher. Presb. Suzanne homeschooled her four children for a total of twenty-five years. She and her husband, Fr. Mark Lichtenstein, live in central Texas, where they serve at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Fr. Alex Mackoul

Fr Alex Mackoul lives in Myrtle Beach, Sc and serves at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church. He has spent many summers on staff at the Antiochian Village and now serves as the Camp Director of Camp St Thekla in Cleveland, Sc.

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Pauline Magnusson

Pauline Magnusson has a B.A. in Humanities/Religious Studies and a master's degree in Public Administration. Home is wherever the Air Force sends her family; these days, it’s in the beauty of Western New York, where attends St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. She is a wife and a mother of 4 who has homeschooled for 10 years, 5 of which have been shaped by the classical tradition. This summer, Pauline will begin her third and final year of the CiRCE Institute Apprenticeship classical teacher training/mentorship program. She has been a tutor, support representative, and practicum speaker in a national K-12 classical-community-based homeschool program.  As a gift of the goodness of God, she currently lives at a winery and works to order her loves well, including learning to make wine, harvest honey, and read Dante and Plato for fun.

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Michael Pagani

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Dn. Adam Roberts

Dn. Adam is the Assistant Dean of St. Athanasius  Academy & College. He is also the full-time Content Creator for the Antiochian Dept. of Missions and Evangelism. In 2017, Dn. Adam graduated from the Antiochian House of Studies with the St. Stephen's Certificate. In 2020, Dn. Adam received his Masters of Theology in Pastoral Counseling. Dn. Adam has also been the host of several live shows and podcasts, the author of several books, the director of several documentaries, and the founding director of Camp St. Thekla. He currently resides in middle TN with his wife and children and is attached to St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Franklin, TN.

Dr. Suzie Schumaker

Hello, I’m Dr. Suzie Schumaker. I earned my PhD in curriculum and instruction in 2018 from Northcentral University. I am located in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I have 2 young daughters who are very active and we love to cook together. I will be teaching: Math 7-6, Trigonometry, Pre-Alegbra and Anatomy and Physiology.
 

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Dallas Shipp

Dallas Shipp is a teacher of natural philosophy and history, and lives in the Deep South. He collects Penguin Classics, explores battlefields, and bakes cakes. He is an ordained reader and has two girls with five names apiece. 

Kh. Corey Telschow

I am an Air Force Intelligence officer (10 years) turned mom and teacher. Graduate of Texas A&M University (BA), George Washington University (MA), Leicester University (MA) and soon will graduate from the Antiochian House of Studies with MA in Applied Orthodox Theology. I am married to Fr. Mark Telschow and currently live in West Texas. I am the mother of three amazing grown-ups (all Aggies), and I am active in Civil Air Patrol and BSA. I teach FTC robotics and many other classes at Midland Classical Academy (since 2006), and I love to take student groups to Rome and Athens whenever possible. I love to read (especially Tolkien), be outdoors, build and program robots, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SCHOOL and being a life-long learner. I cannot wait for the 21-22 school year!