|New and Historic Era Begins - 08/09/10|
St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary has ushered in a new era with the election of the Very Reverend Alexander Atty of the Antiochian Archdiocese to the position of Dean and Chief Operating Officer.
Father Alexander brings with him over thirty years of experience as parish priest and chief administrator. He pastored one of the largest Pan-Orthodox parishes in the nation, St. Michael the Archangel Church in Louisville, KY.
Under his direction this vibrant and flourishing Orthodox community undertook several building projects to reach out to and provide for the needs of their parish and others in the surrounding area. These projects, totaling over five million dollars, include the parish chapel, parish hall, education center, retirement community as well as housing for individuals with special needs, the first of its kind for the Orthodox faithful of North America.
Fr. Alexander is joined by his wife, Khouria Olga, and their two children, Katherine and Alexander. Fr. Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Philadelphia, a Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir's Seminary, as well as a Doctorate in Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Father Alexander brings with him a clear understanding of the many needs of the seminary community as well as a clear vision for the future health and sustainability of the institution.