Conversations Exploring Opportunities in American Mission Field

Join Thomaida Hudanish from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Missions and Evangelism Ministry for “Ripe for the Harvest”, two engaging conversations on exploring opportunities in the American Mission Field.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT

Native American Heritage + Orthodox Christian Life

The discussion will feature Dr. Rebecca Hernandez, Director of the American Indian Resource Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Missions and Evangelism Director Thomaida Hudanish will facilitate this informative conversation about Rebecca’s journey to Orthodoxy 26 years ago, her work focused on the public representation of Native culture and lifeways, as well as American Indian art, and how we can grow in our understanding and ministry to Native Americans in our parishes.


Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PST

Classical Education + Inquiry Into Orthodoxy

Join Heidi White as she shares her own journey while participants will learn how the Christian Classical Education renewal is opening people's hearts to the ancient Church. Heidi will also share how Charlotte Mason and Great Books fit into the mix, while exploring how our parishes can support inquirers who are making their way to the Church through close reading of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, as well as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Vodolazkin.


About the Presenters

Profile Rebecca Hernandez

Rebecca Hernandez, PhD

Rebecca Hernandez, PhD is Mescalero/Warm Springs Apache and Mexican American. She holds an MA in American Indian Studies from UCLA and PhD in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her academic work focuses on the public representation of Native culture and lifeways as well as American Indian art. She converted to Orthodoxy in 1995 and has written about the complexities intrinsic to Christian missions in what is now the United States.

Profile Heidi White

Heidi White, M.A.

Heidi White, M.A., is a teacher, editor, podcaster, and author. She teaches Humanities at St. Hild School in Colorado Springs. She is the author of the forthcoming The Divided Soul: Reuniting Duty and Desire in Literature and Life. She is a contributing author, speaker, consultant, and Atrium instructor at the Circe Institute and a weekly contributor on fiction, poetry, and Shakespeare on the Close Reads Podcast Network. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Anselm Society as well the Academic Advisory Board for the Classical Learning Test. She writes fiction, poetry, and essays, and she speaks about literature, education, and the Christian imagination. She lives in Black Forest, Colorado with her husband and children.