BOSTON – Fr. James Katinas, DMin has been appointed by President George M. Cantonis as HCHC Vice President for Institutional Advancement, effective September 1. Katinas returns to his alma mater (MDiv 1991) both as a faithful alumnus and as a person who previously held several important positions at the School, including that of Director of Development from 2004 to 2006 and Director of institutional advancement from 2011 to 2015.
âI am delighted to return to campus at a time when HCHC is growing dynamically and needs the support of all faithful Orthodox Christians to truly fulfill its mission,â he said.
Bro Jim, as he likes to be called, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, where he was chapter president of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, before enrolling in Holy Cross as a as a seminarian. After graduation, he obtained an MA in Psychology and Religion from Andover Newton Theological School. He then pursued doctoral studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and obtained the Doctorate of Ministry in 2013.
Since his priestly ordination in 1992, Fr. Jim has served a number of parishes, most recently the Hagia Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in New London, Connecticut, where he has served as the spiritual leader of some 700 people. He created and conducted a leadership training seminar for clergy and lay leaders in Metropolitan Boston and also developed the Cultivating Vision and Change program for the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative (OCLI).