Faculty

Administration and Faculty

Very Rev. Archpriest John G. Petro
Rector, Instructor of Spiritual Theology

BA (Philosophy), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA (1964); MA (Theology), Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1968).
Ordained to the priesthood for the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (1968). Assistant Pastor (1968-1972); Pastor: St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Nanty Glo PA (1972-1977); Retreat Director: Spiritual Director and Chaplain, Mount St. Macrina, Uniontown PA (1977-1984); Pastor: Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Charleroi PA and Administrator: St. Macrina Byzantine Catholic Church, Monongahela PA (1989-1995). Administrator: St. Nicholas Chapel, Beaver PA (1995-present).
Executive Director of Archieparchial Presbyteral Council (1995- 2001; 2003-present); Member: Archieparchial Personnel Board (1995-2001; 2003-present); Syncellus for Clergy (1995-2001; 2003-present).
Director: Deacon Formation Program, Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (2003-present).
Director of Field Education: Byzantine Catholic Seminary (1971-1973); Director of Spiritual Formation: The American College, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1984-1989); Instructor in Spirituality: Byzantine Catholic Seminary (1990-1995).
Faculty member 1971-1973 and since 1990.
e-mail:jgpetro@bcs.edu
   
Very Rev. Archpriest David M. Petras

Very Rev. Archpriest David M. Petras, SEOD
Spiritual Director, Professor of Liturgy

BA (Philosophy), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA (1963); STL, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (1967); SEOD, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome (1982).
Ordained to the priesthood for the Eparchy of Parma (1967). Assistant Chancellor: Eparchy of Parma (1970); Pastor: Dormition Church, Akron OH (1970-1972); Christ the King Church, Taylor MI (1972-1978); Dormition Church, Akron OH (1980-1990); St. Nicholas Croatian Church, Cleveland OH (1990-1995); Administrator: Holy Ghost Church, Cleveland OH (1992-1995).
Academic Dean, Byzantine Catholic Seminary(1979-1980); Adjunct Professor of Liturgy and Moral Theology: Byzantine Catholic Seminary (1980-1988); Adjunct Professor of Liturgy and Byzantine Studies: St. Mary's Seminary, Cleveland OH (1988-1995).
Chairman, Priestly Life Commission: Eparchy of Parma (1985-1993); Liturgy Commission: Eparchy of Parma (1985-present); Member: Board of Consultors, Eparchy of Parma (1985-present); Director of Seminary Education and Priestly Formation: Eparchy of Parma (1988-present); Director of Ecumenical Affairs: Eparchy of Parma (1993-present); Member: American Catholic-Orthodox Theological Consultation (1984-present); Eastern Churches Regional Representative: National Association of Diocesan Ecumenical Officers Board (2000-present).
Faculty member 1979-1988 and since 1995.
e-mail: dmpetras@bcs.edu
   
Rev. George  D. Gallaro

Rev. George D. Gallaro
Coordinator of Student Life, Professor of Canon Law and Ecumenism

    Ph.B. Seminario Diocesano Noto, Italy (1968); JCOD (Eastern Church Law), Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome (1981); STL (Ecumenical Theology), Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, Rome (1994), Certificate in Liturgical Theology, Pontifical Liturgical Institute, Rome (1980).
    Ordained to the priesthood in Los Angeles (1972).
    Parochial Vicor: Los Angeles, CA (1972-1978); Pastor: Worcester, MA (1991-1992); Warren, MI (1996-2005); Parish Administrator: Gibsonia, PA (2005-present).
    Defender of the Bond: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA (1977-1978); Defender of the Bond and Promoter of Justice: Eparchy of Newton, MA (1982-1985); Chancellor: Eparchy of Newton, MA (1983-1992); Vicar Judicial: Eparchy of Newton, MA (1986-1992); Vicar Judicial: Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2009).
    Staff Member: Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (1992-1993).
    Instructor of Catechetics: Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA (1974-1976); Instructor of Canon Law: Boston Theological Institute, Boston, MA (1982-1992); Rector: St Gregory the Theologian Seminary, Newton Center, MA (1994-1996); Director: Diaconate Formation Program, Eparchy of Newton, MA (1994-1996); Coordinator: Continuing Education of Melkite Clergy (1994-1996).
    Faculty member since 1997.
    e-mail: gdgallaro@bcs.edu
   
Sandra Collins

Sandra A. Collins, Ph.D.
Director of Library

BA (Anthropology/Biology), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1981); MA (Christian History/Biblical Languages), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA (1987); MLS, School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh (1987); Ph.D., Department of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2009).
Assistant Director and Instructor: Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (1987-1991); Assistant to the Chair: Dept. of Library Science, University of Pittsburgh (1991-1995); Acquisitions Coordinator, Barbour Library-Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1995-1996); Branch Manager: Pine Center, Northern Tier Library (1996-1998); Information Consultant: Pittsburgh Technical Institute (1997-2000); Web site cataloger: Brodart Automation Services (2000-2002); Reference Librarian-part time: Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (2000-2006).
Adjunct Faculty: Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2003-present); Teaching Fellow: Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2001-present).
Member: Association for Jewish Studies (1999-present), American Academy of Religion (2000-present), Pennsylvania Library Association (2005-present).
Faculty member since 2007.
e-mail: scollins@bcs.edu
   

Sr. Margaret Ann Andrako, OSBM
Administrative Assistant, Instructor in Catechetics

BS (Education), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA (1972); MA (Religious Studies), University of Dayton, Dayton OH (1980).
Parochial Elementary School Teacher (1967-1975); Staff Member: Pittsburgh Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education (1975-1982); Foundational Work: Eparchy of Van Nuys (1982-1983); Staff Member: Passaic Diocesan Office of Religious Education (1983-1985); Director: Mount St. Macrina Retreat Center, Uniontown PA (1985-1990); Vicar Provincial and Provincial Secretary for Sisters of St. Basil: Uniontown Province (1990-1995).
Faculty member since 1995.
e-mail: mandrako@bcs.edu
   
Gregory S Popivchak

Gregory S. Popvichak

Treasurer

    BS (Business Administration and Accounting), Clarion State University (1975). Certified as CPA (1978).
    Senior Auditor for Love, Scherle and Bauer, CPAs, (1975-1987), Pittsburgh, PA; Controller in private industry (1987-1995); Assistant Treasurer of Seminary and Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, (1994); Seminary Treasurer and Archieparchial Finance Officer (1995-present).
   
 

David H. Dix
Development Consultant

e-mail: development@bcs.edu

 

 

 

Academic Faculty

 
   
   

Rev. Jason DelVitto
Adjunct Professor of Dogmatic Theology

BA (Sociology), California State University of Pennnsylvania (1976); M.Div., St. Vlaidmir's Seminary, Crestwood NY (1979); PhD. Cand. (Systematic Theology), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Ordained to the priesthood, Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of North America (1978). Pastor, St. Mary Orthodox Church, Wichita, KS (1979-1984); St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bridgeville, PA (1984-present).
Instructor: Duquesne University (1986-1990); Christ the Saviour Orthodox Seminary, Johnstown, PA (1986-1995); Wheeling Jesuit College (1993-1994); St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA (1993-present).
Faculty member 1995-1998 and since 2007.
e-mail: frjason1@verizon.net
   
Fr. Stelyios Muksuris

Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stelyios Muksuris, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Languages and Liturgical Theology

 Ph.D. (Theology), University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom (2009); M.Litt. (Master of Letters – Dept. of Theology and Religion), University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom (2000); M.Div. (Eastern Orthodox Theology), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA (1993); B.A. (Religious Studies), Hellenic College, Brookline, MA (1990).
Ordained to the priesthood for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (1993). Pastor, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Bangor, ME (1993-1994); Associate Priest, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Charlotte, NC (1994-2000); Pastor, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Kalamazoo, MI (2000-2003); Dean, St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Manchester, NH, and Adjunct Lecturer at St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH (2003-2005); Associate Priest, Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, Vrilissia, Greece (2005-2006); Administrative Assistant to the Metropolitan, Registrar, and Illuminator Editor, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, PA (2006-present).
Memberships in American Academy of Religion (AAR), Societas Liturgica (SL), Society for Oriental Liturgy (SOL), Orthodox Theological Society in America (OTSA) and Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA).
Teaching Assistant, Greek Department, Hellenic College and Holy Cross, Brookline, MA  (1988-1993); Adjunct Faculty, Humanities Program, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH (2003-2005); Guest Professor/Lecturer, Department of Religion, in Russian and East European Studies (REES), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2008-present).
Member/Consultant for the Synodal Committee on Liturgy and Worship, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Occasional Consultant on liturgical matters for Pontificium Institutum Orientalium, Rome.
Faculty member since 2009.
e-mail: smuksuris@bcs.edu

   
Coreen Poklembo

Mrs. Coreen M. Poklembo
Adjunct Instructor of Chant, Voice Instructor

Bachelor of Music degree (Voice Major), Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA (1983); Continuing educational credits at Duquesne University, Penn State University and Carlow College; Instructional I and II Professional Certificates for teaching.
Co-Founder and Teacher: Aquinas Academy Camp Music Zone for children; Music Teacher: Seton Arts Camp in Dunbar, PA.
Faculty member, Derry Area High School Pit Orchestra, Derry, PA.
Director, Adult Choir, St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, PA (1982-1984); General Music Teacher at Cathedral School in Greensburg, PA (1983-1996); General Music Teacher at Aquinas Academy School in Greensburg, PA (1996-2001); Private Studio Music Teacher of voice, piano and flute (1982-present); Vocal and General Music Instructor at Aquinas Academy, Greensburg, PA (2005-present); Vocal Music Instructor for Metropolitan Cantor Institute at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA (2005-present); Cantor at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville, PA (1986-present).
Member: Catholic Teachers Association; American Choral Directors Association; Westmoreland Music Educators Association
Faculty member since 2008.
e-mail: cpoklembo@bcs.edu
   
Fr. Joseph Raptosh

Rev. Joseph Raptosh
Academic Dean, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, Director of Pastoral Placement

BA (Philosophy), Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA (1975); M.Div, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood NY (1978); D.Min, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary/Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute, Pittsburgh PA (2002). The James T. McLaughlin Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Pittsburgh, PA (2002-2003); Candidate: Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, (2003-present). 
Ordained to the priesthood for the Orthodox Church in America, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood NY (1987). Pastor: St Michael Orthodox Church, Portage PA and SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Vintondale, PA (1987-1997); Administrator: Resurrection Byzantine Catholic Church, Monroeville PA (1997-present) and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, East Pittsburgh (2008-present).
Adjunct professor of Theology, Mt. Aloysius College, Cresson, PA (1992-1996); Affiliate Member: American Psychoanalytic association, New York, NY (2004-present); Bridgebuilder Consultant, McKees Rocks, PA (2001-2002); Trained Healthy Congregations Presenter: Burns, TN (2003); Secretary to the Archdiocesan Pension Board (2004-present); Director of Field Education (2005-present).
Faculty member since 2001.
e-mail: dean@bcs.edu

   
Fr Jonathan Tobias

Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias
Adjunct Professor of Homiletics and Moral Theology

BA (English and History), Malone College, Canton, OH (1981); M.Div (emphasis in Pastoral Theology), Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH (1985-Magna Cum Laude).
Protestant pastor in mission church in Cranberry Township, PA (1985-1991);
M.Ed in counseling Psychology, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, (1992-Summa cum Laude); Psychotherapist:  Youth Services Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in Northside Hospital, Youngstown, OH (June 1991-1998); Private Practice Psychotherapist (June 1994-1998).
Chrismated into the Orthodox Church (1991)
Ordained to the priesthood for the Carpatho-Russian Diocese (1998). Pastor: St. Nicholas Church, Scranton, PA (1998- 2004); Pastor: St. John the Baptist Church, East Pittsburgh, PA (2004-present).
Assistant Editor of The Church Messenger (1999-2004); Professor of Theology: Christ the Saviour Seminary, Johnstown, PA (2003-present).
Member of the Social and Moral Issues Commission of SCOBA (Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops of America), with portfolio in Race and Poverty Issues (2003-present); Visiting Lecturer at various continuing education programs in Youngstown in the psychiatric and education community (1991-1998), at Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary, South Boundbrook, NJ (2001), at Ukrainian Orthodox Diocesan Retreat in Regina, Saskatchewan, (2002),  Presenter: Byzantine Spirituality Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (2003); St. John Chrysostom Conference at Pope John Paul II Center, Washington DC (2006); Greek Diocesan Priests’ Synod, Detroit, MI (2007); Diocesan OCA Priests’ Synod in Anchorage, AK (2008); Diocesan OCA Priests’ Synod, Chicago, IL (2009).
Faculty member since 2009.
e-mail: janotec77@gmail.com

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