The 2020 keynote speakers include Fr. Josiah Trenham, Gabriel Otte, Eugenia Constantinou. Also, Steven Christoforou and Christian Gonzalez will be doing a live Pop Culture podcast during the conference.
FR. JOSIAH TRENHAM
Pastor, St. Andrew Church, Riverside, CA
Father Josiah Trenham is an Orthodox priest and has pastored St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. for more than 20 years. He has published numerous articles and two books, lectures widely on many theological topics, has more than 500 homilies and lectures on his podcast The Arena on Ancient Faith Radio, and is founder an director of Patristic Nectar Publications. Father Josiah is married, and has ten children.
Chief Executive officer, Freenome
In his role as CEO, Gabe draws on broad experience in both biology and technology to advance Freenome’s mission of giving everyone the tools they need to detect, treat and ultimately prevent their diseases. He believes that forging a strong culture is essential to helping achieve goals-normalizing mistakes in order to better learn from them, and incorporating core values of empathy, integrity and trust into every aspect of life and work. Gabe holds undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry from Cornell University. In 2014, Gabe founded Acorn, a location-based messaging service, following work as a software engineer at Apple, Glyde and Tumblr.
Dr. Presvytera Eugenia Constantinou holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies (1980) and a Master of Arts degree in Practical Theology from the University of San Diego (1992). She also earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 1985 from Pepperdine University School of Law and has been a member of the California Bar since that time. She earned a Master of Theology degree in 1996 from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology where she studied Orthodox Theology and Patristics. She attended Harvard Divinity School and earned a Master of Theology degree in 1998, specializing in New Testament. Dr. Constantinou earned her Ph.D. in 2008 from Université Laval in Quebec City writing her doctoral dissertation on the subject of “Andrew of Caesarea and the Apocalypse in the Ancient Church of the East.”Presvytera Jeannie has been teaching Biblical Studies, Early Christianity and the Medieval Church at the University of San Diego since 2002. Previously she taught New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology from 1998-1999. She has also taught Patristic Exegesis of Scripture at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, the Gospel of John at the University of California at San Diego, and World Religions at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California.Dr. Jeannie hosts an internet bible study podcast, “Search the Scriptures” on Ancient Faith Radio (www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/searchthescriptures) which attracts a world-wide audience. Most recently she began a live, call-in bible study called “Search the Scriptures LIVE!” which airs live on Monday nights at 5 pm Pacific Time and 8 pm Eastern Time. The live podcast and recordings of the program can be found at www.ancientfaith.com/radio/live. She is also the author of numerous articles and two books, both published by the Catholic University of America Press, Guiding to a Blessed End: Andrew of Caesarea and his Apocalypse Commentary in the Ancient Church (2013), and Commentary on the Apocalypse by Andrew of Caesarea (2012). Her most recent book is entitled Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring an Orthodox Mind, will be published by Ancient Faith Press and available in 2020. Pres. Jeannie has been married to Fr. Costas for 40 years and they have a son, Christopher.
JONATHAN IGNATIUS GREEN
Social Animals is Green’s feature documentary debut. A graduate of the American Film Institute, his short films have screened at various international festivals including New York Underground, Barcelona, Cyprus and Cannes. His recent short documentary The Birth of the Camera Phone premiered on the National Geographic short film showcase and was selected as a Vimeo Staff pick. Green received a Webby Award for his two interactive short films journaling the struggle of children victimized by the African AIDS pandemic. He currently lives in Pasadena, California where he directs spots and branded content at Conscious Minds, the content agency he co-owns.