Doxacon Seattle 2016 speakers
Fr. David Lowell
Clergy Keynote Speaker
"Our Heroic God, Our Fantastic Mission"
Fr. Irenaeus Williams serves as an assisting priest at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. He came to faith in Christ while a student at WSU's College of Pharmacy. He continued his education at University of Florida's College of Pharmacy pursuing doctoral studies, but got tired of being a poor student. He moved back to Washington to begin his professional career as a clinical pharmacist. He met and married his wife Janice. They have three children. Fr. Irenaeus received the M. Div degree from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. During his studies he discovered the Orthodox Church. The Williams family was received into the Orthodox Church February, 2005 at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church by Fr. John Pierce. Fr. Irenaeus did a year of special studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, and was ordained priest by Archbishop Benjamin (OCA) September 9, 2007. His other interests are playing guitars ("Love one woman, many guitars!"), and
music of the British Invasion, especially the Beatles and the Kinks, and his dogs, and cat, as well as the crows he is feeding and befriending (slow process, that). His favorite pieces of fantasy literature are Lord of the Rings, and Watership Down - both of which are in need of a new reading.
Presvytera Elizabeth Tervo
Lay Keynote Speaker
"A Light When All Other Lights Go Out: Where is the Moral Center?"
Presvytera Elizabeth is married to Father Michael Tervo, of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Bellingham, Washington and they have two children. Pres. Elizabeth was educated at Williams College (Russian Studies), Yale University School of Nursing (Nurse-Midwifery), and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary (Theological Studies). She enjoys writing poetry and theological articles, and has just completed her first screenplay. She 'went over' to Orthodoxy in Russia in 1994 after experiencing the Orthodox Church in Russia and also especially in Georgia.
Friday Night General Session
"Creation Unloved and Unloving: Frankenstein, the Modern Monster"
Tim Brown has been a history buff and a science-fiction/fantasy fan his entire life (beginning a few years after The Lord of the Rings was published), a tabletop gamer for almost as long, and role-playing gamer since that genre was invented. Raised with no coherent spiritual beliefs, his Christian walk began (shortly after the film Star Wars opened) with a college Bible study group and has since wandered from charismatic Protestant to Lutheran and finally to the Orthodox Church, in which he attends Saint Spiridon Cathedral in Seattle, Washington.
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Saturday Afternoon General Session
"The Ethic of Christian Love in Star Trek: The United Federation of Planets as an Image of the Church"
Todd Trembley is an affiliate philosophy instructor at Highline College. He teaches intro to philosophy, ethics, world religions, and atheism and philosophy. Todd completed degrees in philosophy and comparative religion at Washington State University, where he also earned a Master’s degree in philosophy. Todd is a member of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Brier, WA.