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John Mark Reynolds, PhD
President, Saint Constantine College
Professor of Great Texts and Philosophy
Dr. John Mark Reynolds is the President of Saint Constantine College and The Saint Constantine School. He is also a faculty member at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, a Fellow of the Center For Science and Culture at The Discovery Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of Orthodox Christian School Association (OCSA), and the former provost of Houston Christian University. He was the founder and director of the Torrey Honors College, the Socratic, great books-centered honors program at Biola University. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Rochester, where he wrote his dissertation analyzing cosmology and psychology in Plato’s Timaeus. Dr. Reynolds is the author of numerous books, including When Athens Met Jerusalem: an Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought and is the editor of The Great Books Reader. He is a frequent blogger and lecturer on a wide range of topics including ancient philosophy, classical and home education, politics, faith, and virtue.
Timothy E.G. Bartel, PhD
Provost, Saint Constantine College
Professor of Great Texts and Theology
Dr. Timothy Bartel is the Provost of Saint Constantine College. He holds a PhD in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts from University of St Andrews and an MFA in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University. His poems and essays have been published in numerous periodicals, including Christianity and Literature, First Things, and The Hopkin's Review. Dr. Bartel’s academic specialty is the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and he is the author Glimpses of Her Father’s Glory: Deification and Divine Light in Longfellow’s “Evangeline” (Wipf & Stock, 2019). He has also published three collections of poems, most recently Aflame But Unconsumed (Kelsay Books, 2019).
Matthew Namee
Executive Director, Orthodox Studies Institute
Matthew Namee is a lawyer and historian who has run since 2009. He’s given numerous talks on church history over the years at most of the major Orthodox institutions and venues in the United States. He authored the book Lost Histories: The Good, the Bad, and the Strange in Early American Orthodoxy (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2024). In his day job, Matthew is an attorney working exclusively on Orthodox Church matters for a nonprofit ministry. He lives in Washington state with his wife Catherine and their seven children.