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Take the Challenge


Is God calling you to serve His Church more Fully?

The Reader-Excellence Challenge may be exactly right for you.

It is difficult to imagine a higher honor than holding and speaking God’s words to people whose lives depend on those words.

That is the role of the Reader.


  • An intensive two-year doing-and-studying expedition guided by St. Herman Seminary, Kodiak, AK. Start: September 2019
  • You will be prepared to do everything a Reader is blest to do, even Reader services and emergency funerals and baptism.
  • Certified as a Participant-Facilitator in The Freedom Challenge (our thoroughly Orthodox addiction recovery ministry)
  • Certified as a Level I and Level II teacher in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (our unusually successful catechism for children)
  • Certification in Come-and-See Catechism (how to win back parishioners and win converts by offering a tour of your church.)
  • Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR

Apply now, including retired individuals and couples!


Find out more by exploring The Reader-Excellence Challenge on our website,

or you can contact us by emailing transitionteamleader@sthermanseminary.org or by calling 907-486-3524.


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

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

St. Herman Theological Seminary