“One Body in Christ: Re-emerging from the Pandemic”
In-person event sponsored by the Archeparchial Office of Religious Education
November 5 & 6, 2021
St. John the Baptist Cathedral
Mitered Archpriest John S. Kachuba, MA
Ordained in 1974 for the Eparchy of Parma, Fr. John has served in leadership roles on local, national and international levels. He is the Spiritual Advisor for the Greek Catholic Unionand a member of its Board of Directors.
Therese Fetsko, BA
Therese is the Executive Assistant of the Eparchy of Parma. She graduated from Christendom College in 2010 with a BA in Philosophy & History. She is gifted with
organizational skills and participates in Right to Life Activities.
Deacon Thomas P. Shubeck, Ph.D
Ordained to the Diaconate for the Eparchy of Passaic in 2015, Deacon Tom holds degrees from Purdue University, Loyola of Maryland, University of Connecticut and Rutgers in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Life and Pastoral Theology. He serves at St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Churchin Rahway, NJ.
Father Valerian M. Michlik, JCOL
Ordained to the Presbyterate in 2000, Fr. Valerian is Professor of Pastoral Practice and Canon Law at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminary and Instructor in the Diaconate Program for the Archeparchy. He is pastor of St. Gregory Nazianzus Byzantine Catholic Church in Upper St. Clair, PA.
Fr. Andrew Summerson, S.Th.D
Ordained in 2015 for the Eparchy of Parma, Fr. Andrew is a scholar of Early Christianity & the Greek Patristic tradition. Presently, he is pastor of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting Indiana. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the North American Patristics Society.
Bishop Kurt Burnette, DD
Bishop Kurt received a licentiate in canon law from the Pontificium Institutum Orientale in Rome and holds a doctorate in civil law from Newport University. He also has earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and electrical engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Utah Bishop Kurt served as rector of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminary.
Deacon Basil Balke, MA MTh.
Ordained for the Eparchy of Phoenix, Deacon Basil holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Regis University and a Masters of Theology from the University of Balamand. He serves at Holy Protection of the Mother of God in Denver, CO, owns an IT company and is the web/media master for the Eparchy of Phoenix.
Christopher Russo, BS
Christopher is a graduate from Penn State University and is currently working on his
Master’s degree in Biotechnology at Harvard University. He is a Senior Research Associate at Fulcrum Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. Christopher is a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Danbuy, CT and the creator of “Theosis in Action” a Young Adult Ministry