Nicholas Chapman is Director of Holy Trinity Publications, the publishing work of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York. He was born in the British crown colony of Gibraltar and educated in Connecticut and England. After gaining a degree in Business Administration he worked for the British government as a Tax Inspector and subsequently as a private sector tax and business consultant. In the early 1990s he headed a British NGO with projects in Russia, Romania, and former Yugoslavia. An avid reader and lover of history and travel, he has worked for the past sixteen years in the book industry whilst also writing and lecturing on Orthodoxy in early America. He is amongst the authors of the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States ed. Mark A. Lamport (Routledge, forthcoming, 2016).
Laura Rigas is the Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education in Boston. Prior to this, she worked as Vice President for Strategic Communications at Wise Public Affairs and National Communications Director for the American Conservative Union in Washington, DC. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications and Policy at the U.S. Department of Justice and Deputy Associate Director at the Office of Presidential Personnel in the White House. She earned a Masters of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a BA at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she was student body president and a member of the Board of Visitors.
Nicholas Kosar is a marketing and publishing professional, most recently managing digital marketing, brand management, and business development for global AmLaw 100 law firms for over a dozen years. Prior to that, he worked in various capacities in the publishing industry for 13 years, managing book development, design services, production, and serving as managing editor of Far East Traveler magazine in Tokyo. He earned a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Virginia, an MBA from the College of William & Mary, and a certificate in legislative studies from Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute.
Reverend (Father) John Cox is a priest at Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Norfolk, Virginia. A graduate of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, he is a past Vice-President of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) and is currently chaplain for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at Old Dominion University.
Alexander Pavuk is an assistant professor at Morgan State University in Maryland, where he focuses on American intellectual and cultural history, American religious history, and science and religion. Professor Pavuk received his PhD and an MA in History from the University of Delaware, an MA in History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a BA in History from Colgate University.
Reverend (Father) Jason Foster attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where he received bachelor degrees in Accounting and Finance. After working for years in finance and accounting, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with an MA in Biblical Studies in 1998, and later earned a Master of Divinity degree at Cranmer Theological House in 2003. Fr. Jason completed his PhD in 2014 under the supervision of Fr. Andrew Louth at Durham University. His dissertation was entitled, ‘Sursum corda: ritual and meaning of the liturgical command in the first five centuries of the Church.’ After his family was received into the Orthodox Church in 2006 and studies at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York, Fr. Jason and family returned to Shreveport to found Holy Nativity of the Lord Orthodox Mission.