Fr. Dn. Christopher is ordained clergy in the Greek Catholic Church of Ukraine. He is a cross-trained professional with a background in Fire, EMS, and healthcare chaplaincy. He holds two degrees in Catholic theology and is a graduate of Christendom College and Byzantine Catholic Seminary magna cum laude (MAT), where he specialized in the history of Eastern Christian Liturgy. He also holds two additional graduate degrees in the fields of business (MAOL) and education (MEd).
He has numerous emergency management certifications and has taught classes in public safety leadership to students from numerous government agencies. During COVID-19, he served as a lay ER chaplain at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital.
He has given guest lectures on Canon Law and Scripture to seminarians preparing for ordination. His forthcoming book with Dr Matthew Minerd, Reclaiming Our Inheritance After Vatican II (2023), examines the principle of organic development as a guide to understanding magisterial statements on the historical identity struggles of the (Eastern) Catholic Churches.
A Marxist-Atheist turned Ukrainian Clergy offers his unique take on life. Fr. Dn. Christopher is a critical thinker with a classical training and education.
Fr. Dn. Christopher has front-line service as a first responder in the fields of Fire and EMS, front-line service as a lay chaplain in a busy ER during COVID-19, and has served as an adjunct instructor of public safety leadership and management.
With a history of putting strangers from all walks of life first through public service, he now puts others first through education and straight talk on the subject of life, faith, and everything in between.
Fr. Dn. Christopher’s regular show creates a community of discussion from a faith-based perspective through podcasts based on a weekly theme. He offers additional study series on various related subjects to share his education with everyday people in plain language. He also hosts an inclusive interview series with other first responders and professionals.