Fr. Evan Armatas, Keynote
Pastor, St. Spyridon Orthodox Church, Loveland, CO

Thursday and Friday, July 27 and 28 ~ 6:00pm
Reclaiming the Great Commission

Father Evan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Boston College with an emphasis in business management and Christian apologetics in 1991. He earned his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross in 2002 and served as an assistant priest for five years at Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village before being assigned as St. Spyridon’s first full-time priest in August of 2007.

Father Evan’s current parish of Saint Spyridon began humbly, in its first year only six families called St. Spyridon home. Today it is a vibrant and growing parish of several hundred. The ministries and members of the parish represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests which make the parish a diverse place of worship, witness, and service.

In 2002, Father Evan founded the St. Nektarios Education Fund, a non-profit student education program. The fund, which he still manages along with its board, has established five schools in Africa, educated over 5,000 students, and delivered over $1,000,000 in student aid through its network partners of IOCC and OCMC.

Father Evan has served as the Metropolis of Denver Program Director of Camp Emmanuel, its summer youth camp program, and as the Metropolis Clergy Syndesmos President. You will find podcasts by Father Evan at www.SaintSpyridon.church, and you can listen to his live call-in radio show called “Orthodoxy Live” on Ancient Faith Radio, which broadcasts every Sunday night at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. Father Evan travels extensively throughout the United States offering presentations on the Orthodox faith, her teachings and her traditions.

Father Evan and his wife, Presbytera Anastasia, are the happy parents of three daughters, Alexia, Eleni, Maria, and a son Spyridon; they live in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado where they ski, flyfish, and hike.

Yelena Popovic
Writer/Director, Man of God

Tuesday, July 25 ~ 2:00pm
Special Presentation of Man of God followed by Q&A

Yelena Popovic is a Serbian/American actress, writer, director, and producer. She wrote, directed and produced “Man of God” starring Mickey Rourke and the 2013 NYIIFVF Audience Award Winner, “L.A. Superheroes”. Popovic also produced “Monday Nights at Seven” starring Edward James Olmos and has several active projects in development including Lost Weekend (Dir. Frank Coraci), Repentance, Greta Garbo and Moses the Black. She studied at Playhouse West, an industry-recognized premier acting school and training ground for actors, writers, and directors, founded by Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum.

Tim McFadden

Wednesday, July 26 ~ 2:00pm
An Orthodox Understanding of the Gender Debate

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University, Tim McFadden went on to receive an interdisciplinary M.A., summa cum laude, from Wheaton College. He then worked in HR for a record company and went on to UCLA Law School, where he was the Commencement Speaker. He held a coveted Federal Judicial Clerkship and then worked for some of the best law firms in the world. Seeing the light, he left Law to live in Greece for a year. He then went on to pursue doctoral studies in Theology under the tutelage of Metropolitan KALLISTOS (Ware) at the University of Oxford, where he was invited to be President of the C.S. Lewis Society. He taught an extension course at ASU, “Authors of Faith.” Tim is on the Parish Council at St. George in Phoenix and occasionally teaches there and at other parishes.