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Most Rev. DAVID
Archbishop of Sitka and Alaska

M.Th., University of Scranton;
M.Div., St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary;
B.A., University of Scranton
Lecturer at Alvrenia University and St. Tikhon's Seminary


V. Rev. John Dunlop
Seminary Dean
Professor of Liturgics and Theology

D.Min., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary;
M.Div., St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary;
B.A., Kenyon College

Dr. Beth Dunlop
Professor of Patristics, New Testament, and Christian Education

Ph.D., Boston College;
M.A., St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary;
B.A., Yale University

V. Rev. David C. Rucker
Associate Professor of Missiology

D.Min. classes, St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary;

D.Miss. (ABD), Asbury Theological Seminary;

B.A. Missions and Christian Education, Asbury University;

Certificate (Chinese History/Language), Chinese University Yale-in-China Center, Hong Kong, China


The Ruckers are OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center) Mission Specialists.

To find more about their mission, please, visit


Rev. Dn. Irenaios Anderson
Lecturer in Old Testament

M.A., History of Christian Thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School;
B.A., Theology, Mount Senario College;
Diploma, Jewish Studies, Moody Bible Institute;
Certificate, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Toronto Institute of Linguistics;
Student at St. Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary (2005-2007)

Rev. Dn. Innocent Philo

Lecturer in Clinical Pastoral Education; Field Work Supervisor

B.A., Whitman College

Matushka Marilyn Kreta
Lecturer in Liturgical Music

B.S. Education, University of Alaska Southeast
30 years of experience in directing choir at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Kodiak, AK

Daria Safronova-Simeonoff
Lecturer in Russian Church History and Church Slavonic; Archivist

Ph.D. candidate, Ohio State University;
M.A., Ohio State University;
M.A., St. Petersburg State University, Russia

V. Rev. Michael Oleksa

Adjunct Professor of Church History

Th.D., Pravoslavna Bohoslovecka Faculta (Presov, Slovakia);
M.Div., St. Vladimir's Orthodox Seminary;
B.A., Georgetown University


Shelley Schimberg Finkler
Adjunct Lecturer in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

B.S. Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage
Formation Leader at the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (USA)
Director of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. John Orthodox Cathedral in Eagle River, AK

Mailing Address
Saint Herman Theological Seminary
414 Mission Rd
Kodiak, AK 99615

Email, Phone, and Fax
907-486-3524 (Phone)
907-486-5935 (Fax)




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