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Metropolitan Tikhon with Archbishop Michael and STOTS Board of Trustees.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon presided at the meeting of the Saint Tikhon’s Seminary Board of Trustees held on the school’s campus March 15-16, 2018.  Also participating in the meeting was His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, SVOTS Rector and CEO.

Among the agenda items, according to Archpriest Steven Voytovich, SVOTS Dean, was the acceptance of three new Board of Trustees members.

Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter is Chief of Surgery and Vice President for Surgical Services at Cooper University Hospital and Cooper Health System, serving as a teaching Vascular Surgeon.  He has held numerous faculty positions and holds a B.A. from Amherst College, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Greek (1981), and M.Div. and M.D. degrees from Yale Divinity School (1986).  He and his wife have a son and a daughter.  Dr. Carpenter has been recognized on numerous occasions for his surgical expertise as a top doctor at the state level in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a leading doctor in the nation.

Samuel Jacob is a life-long member of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Lorain, OH.  He has served in multiple roles in the parish (President, Vice President, and Chairman of Finance Committee) and the Diocese of the Midwest.  He has served as Superintendent for Water Plants in Lorain and Elyria, OH for more than 20 years.  He received his A.S. degree in Chemical Technology from Lorain County Community College and his B.S. in Management (1994) and MBA (2004) from Cleveland, OH’s David Myers University.

Attorney Anthony Frederick Chapekis is a Founding Partner of the Chapekis, Chapekis, Kardas, and Schmidt Law Group in Chicago.  He is licensed for multiple state, appeal, and supreme courts, as well as multiple levels of the federal court system.  Attorney Chapekis has been highly involved in the Greek Orthodox community in the Chicago area, serving as Chief Legal Counsel for the Chicago Metropolis.  He has a keen interest in both Orthodox monasticism and theological education.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University (1974) and a Juris Doctor Degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law (1977).