Fr. Jonathan Lincoln, Director

Fr. Jonathan graduated from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 2017. After seminary, he served as a deacon at St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. During this time he was a grant specialist with FOCUS North America, and then a case management coordinator at St. Herman House in Cleveland, Ohio. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 2018, and is presently the Associate Priest at St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Wheaton, IL.

Paula Brkich, Associate Director

Paula Brkich has extensive experience in program development as Community Development Program Director at HOPE Fair Housing Center. Additionally she brings experience in non-profit management through previous roles as Board Member of DuPage Habitat for Humanity, Woodfield Area Children’s Organization, and The Backyard Experience. She holds certification in Non-Profit Management from UIC-Great Cities Institute and in Lean Management for Non-Profits from NIU. She is a founding member of Non-Profit Utopia, an online non-profit consultation organization. She attends St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Wheaton, IL.

Frank Tkacz, Treasurer

Frank is a lifelong member of St. Theodosius Cathedral in Cleveland, OH, where he has been on Parish Council for over twenty-five years and was President for twelve years. He has also served as an Auditor for the diocese and for the OCA for eighteen and eight years, respectively. He worked in banking for nineteen years before starting his own business in Funeral Service in 1987.

Advisory Council

Fr. Zachariah Trent (Indianapolis, IN), Fr. Joel Wilson (Saint James, MO), Dennis Garlick (Chicago, IL), Kirk Barratt (Cleveland, OH)

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