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Source: Orthodox Church in America PITTSBURGH, PA [FOCUS NA Communications] FOCUS North America [FOCUS NA] recently announced the appointment of Kenneth Kidd as its interim Executive Director.  Mr. Kidd has served as the Development Director for FOCUS NA America for the last two years. Brian Bullard, Chairman of the FOCUS NA Board of Directors, stated, “Kenny has a diverse leadership background in non-profit organizations and is well suited to guide FOCUS during this interim period.” Mr. Kidd succeeds Dr. Seraphim Danckaert, who recently announced his resignation as Executive Director, a position he has held since June 2017.  He has taken a…

Source: FOCUS North America Mission Vision and Values Who We Are FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 20 cities in the United States. Mission Statement As an expression of Christ’s love FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter. Why We’re Here Through the provision of social and human development services, FOCUS North America…

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America On the first Sunday in December, Youth Equipped to Serve (YES) is inviting all parishes to participate in YES Awareness Day. A ministry of The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS), YES provides opportunities for junior high and high school students to participate in formative weekends of service in cities around the United States. An upcoming YES weekend, sponsored by St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church of Pawtucket, RI, is scheduled for Friday, December 14, through Sunday, December 16, in Providence. Notes Director Katrina Bitar, “We would be so grateful if…

Source: Orthodox Church in America KANSAS CITY, MO [FOCUS] The Board of Directors of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) North America, has announced the appointment of Nicholas J. Chakos as their new Executive Director. Says FOCUS NA Chairman Charles Ajalat, “The Board of Directors is extremely blessed and excited to have found such a great leader to take FOCUS North America to the next level.” Nick Chakos has over 15 years of experience in Orthodox non-profit leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, and program development. In his 13 years with the IOCC, he served as Interim Executive Director,…