[STOTS Communications, South Canaan, PA] The St. Tikhon’s Seminary community is pleased to have the Very Reverend Dr. David R. Fox join our staff as the new Director of Mission Advancement. Father David is the Rector of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Randolph, NJ (OCA), and Director of Development at Bonnie Brae, a nationally recognized therapeutic residential school for at-risk youth in Liberty Corner, Bound Brook, New Brunswick, and Bridgewater, NJ.
Previously, Fr. David served as Vice President of Development for Covenant House International, the world’s largest non-profit shelter program for homeless youth, and Director of Development for Covenant House New Jersey. Father David is credited with building two vibrant university model major gift development departments, at Covenant House New Jersey and at Bonnie Brae, and for overseeing successful capital campaigns at Holy Trinity and St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Churches. A graduate of Wake Forest (B.A.) and Drew Universities (M.Phil., Ph.D.), and Princeton (M.Div.) and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox (Th.M.) Theological Seminaries, Fr. David has taught World Religions, Introduction to Religion, Introduction to Philosophy, and Humanities courses variously at Seton Hall, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Montclair Universities.
Father David was the first Pastoral Minister for Covenant House New Jersey in Newark, where he coordinated residential programs with social workers, attorneys and physicians and served staff and homeless youth as a street outreach worker, chaplain and educator. He is thankful to bring his pastoral, development and educational experience to his new role serving St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and asks for the help of all those dedicated to the Seminary’s important mission. Father David will be reaching out to St. Tikhon’s alumni, benefactors and Orthodox parishes in order to deepen the Seminary’s partnership with them. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (570) 561-1818, extension 104.