President and Founder: Dr. Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy, Theology Department, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Dr. Paul L. Gavrilyuk is an internationally respected historian of early Christianity and Orthodox theologian. Translated into ten languages, his publications include The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought (Oxford University Press, 2004), Histoire du catéchuménat dans l’église ancienne [A History of the Catechumenate in the Early Church] (Le Cerf, 2007; Russian edition in 2001) and Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance (Oxford, 2013). Dr. Gavrilyuk holds the endowed Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. His professional experience includes directing international collaborative research projects, including the Spiritual Perception Project ; organizing conferences and symposia; advising several leading university presses; publishing edited volumes; and serving on the Board of Directors of the Pappas Institute, Brookline, Massachusetts. His church-related activities have included missionary and catechetical work. He is the Founding President of the International Orthodox Theological Association.

 

Vice-President: Dr. Gayle E. Woloschak, Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Gayle E. Woloschak is Professor of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Gayle received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the University of Toledo (Medical College of Ohio). She did her postdoctoral training at the Mayo Clinic, and then moved to Argonne National Laboratory until 2001. Her scientific interests are predominantly in the areas of molecular biology. radiation biology, and nanotechnology studies, and she has authored over 200 papers. She is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Radiation Biology, is a member of various national and international committees and serves on the US delegation to the United National Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. She also received a DMin degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Eastern Christian Studies having worked in bioethical questions and science and religion studies. She is Adjunct Professor of Religion and Science at Lutheran School of Theology Chicago and Sessional Professor of Bioethics at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Her research interests there include environmental issues, bioethical questions, and evolution.

Secretary: Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost, Professor, Saint Sophia Orthodox Seminary, South Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA

Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost is a Professor of Theology at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary and an Orthodox Christian theologian. She received a PhD in Theology, Ethics, and Culture from the University of Virginia. Her theological work focuses on motherhood, family, childhood, and men and women in Orthodox Christianity. Her book on the intertwined physicality and spirituality of motherhood, Maternal Body: A Theology of Motherhood from the Christian East (Paulist Press), will be released in 2019. She is on the board of Saint Phoebe Center for the Deaconess and is the board secretary for the International Orthodox Theological Association.