Archpriest Steven Voytovich, Seminary Dean, and Archpriest John Kowalczyk, Director of Field Education, welcomed visitors from our institutional partners who came to honor seminarians completing field education during this past academic year. Seminarians were honored by: Michael Freund, Director of Long-Term Care, Donna Getts-Marich, Admissions, Social Services, from Wayne Woodlands Manor; Mary Burgio, Social Work Manager, together with The Rev. Ed Erb, The Rev. Maria McKiernan from Wayne Memorial Hospital; and Norm Demming, Deputy Superintendent for Centralized Services, from SCI Waymart, as shown in each respective group photo. Archpriest Stephen Powely, Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, also spent time with students during the course of the day and addressed the gathered group.
Joseph Sharman, Student Government President, presented newly ordained priests John Segvich and Samuel Davis with wooden pectoral crosses on behalf of the student body. This is a practice that has continued over the past several years.
Congratulations to all our seminarians completing field education, some participating in the regular field education program, and somecompleting additional hours of visitation and group time toward Clinical Pastoral Education credit. Thank you to all our institutional partners who have contributed so much to our seminarians’ pastoral formation!