SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS
Care in a COVID Era: Unity & Truth in Uncertain Times
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RIGHT REVEREND DANIEL BRUM
Bishop of Santa Rosa, Chancellor of the Diocese of the West, Orthodox Church in America
Bishop Daniel was born in 1954 and was raised in Riverdale, CA. He was raised in the Roman Catholic tradition and received a BA in Humanities with specialization in history, philosophy and English literature from St. Patrick’s College in 1977. In 1981, he received his Master of Divinity degree and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood.
Bishop Daniel petitioned to be received into the Orthodox Church in America in 1997, after which he served briefly at St Nicholas Church, Saratoga, CA before his assignment to Saint Paul the Apostle Church, Las Vegas, NV. In 2005, he was transferred to the Diocese of San Francisco and the West and appointed Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Phoenix, AZ, which he continues to serve.
On October 21, 2014, the Holy Synod elected Bishop Daniel to serve as auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West as Bishop of Santa Rosa, CA. He was consecrated to the episcopacy on January 24, 2015.
CATHERINE CRETICOS, MD
Dr. Catherine Creticos is a physician specializing in Infectious Diseases and is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at Howard Brown Health, where she also provides direct patient care and is the principal investigator on a number of clinical research studies. She has been active in the treatment of patients with Covid-19 infection, and is involved in research projects addressing the treatment and prevention of Covid-19 infection.
Dr. Creticos is the Chief of the Sections of Infectious Diseases at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and has been in private practice for 33 years in the Chicagoland area. She received her M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine from Loyola University of Chicago, and did her fellowship in Infectious Diseases from Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she also acts as the Illinois Medical Director of the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center.
Throughout Dr. Creticos’ career she has been devoted to research, clinical care, and education around HIV/AIDS medicine and infectious diseases.
CASEY CLARDY, PHD
Dr. Casey Clardy is called to the ministry of cross-cultural bridge building at the intersection of psychology, faith, and healthcare in community-based settings. As a Spanish-speaking, licensed clinical psychologist, she has dedicated her career to addressing health disparities and inequities in under-resourced communities of color. At Lawndale Christian Health Center, a faith-based community health center providing primary care services to some of Chicago’s most vulnerable populations on the West Side, Dr. Clardy has served as the Director of Behavioral Health and a clinical supervisor.
Dr. Clardy is passionate about teaching healthcare professionals and students how to address mental health and substance use needs of high-risk populations historically unengaged by the healthcare system, from a distinctly Christian perspective. She has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at her alma mater, Fuller Theological Seminary, where she earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology and Masters of Divinity.
Dr. Clardy has conducted research and consultation in international settings, and has co-authored books chapters and articles on adolescent spiritual development and thriving in cross-cultural contexts.
FR. DEMETRIOS HARPER
Fr. Demetrios Harper is Associate Professor of Moral Theology and Church History at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in New York. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Byzantine Philosophy at the Antiochian House of Studies, Los Angeles, California and as a priest under the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America.
In 2018-19, Fr. Demetrios was the Byzantine Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame. His research interests are varied but focus especially on philosophical theology, ethics, and patristics. He he has authored several articles and book chapters on topics related to philosophical and theological ethics.
Fr. Demetrios’ recent publications include
- The Analogy of Love: St Maximus the Confessor and the Foundations of Ethics (SVS Press, 2019)
- Christos Yannaras: Philosophy, Theology, Culture (Routledge, 2018), co-edited with Fr. Andreas Andreopoulos