St. Tikhon’s Board of Trustees met March 15 and 16 at the seminary. Board committees met on Thursday, bringing together all seminary constituencies with board members, and the full board met all day Friday. Among the agenda items was the acceptance of three new Board of Trustees Members!
Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter (front row left side) is Chief of Surgery and Vice President for Surgical Services, Cooper University Hospital and Cooper Health System, serving as a teaching Vascular Surgeon. Dr. Jeff has held numerous faculty teaching roles. He holds numerous degrees: B.A. Degree from Amherst College, majoring in Chemistry, minor in Greek (1981); M.Div. and M.D. Degrees, Yale Divinity School (1986). He is married and has a son and daughter. Dr. Carpenter has been recognized on numerous occasions for his surgical expertise as a top doctor at the state level in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a leading doctor in the nation!
Samuel Jacob (front row right side) is a life-long member of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Lorain, Ohio. He has served in multiple roles in the parish (President, Vice President, and Chairman of Finance Committee) and the Diocese of the Midwest. Samuel has served as Superintendent for Water Plants in Lorain and Elyria, Ohio for more than twenty years. Samuel holds the following degrees: AS Degree in Chemical Technology from Lorain County Community College, and B.S. in Management (1994) and MBA (2004) from David Myers University in Cleveland.
Attorney Anthony Frederick Chapekis (last row, far right) is a Founding Partner of the Chapekis, Chapekis, Kardas, and Schmidt Law Group in Chicago. He is licensed for multiple state, appeal, and supreme courts, as well as multiple levels of the federal court system. Attorney Chapekis has been highly involved in the Greek Orthodox community in the Chicago area, serving as Chief Legal Counsel for the Chicago Metropolis. He has a keen interest in both Orthodox monasticism and theological education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Indiana University (1974), and a Juris Doctor Degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law (1977).
May God grant our new board members many blessed years!