Welcome OCMC Team!

On August 2, we were blessed by the arrival of a 14-person construction team sent by the OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center).

The combined OCMC and Guatemalan teamsThe team gathers for orientation with Fr. John

They will be with us until August 16. A very talented and experienced group of people, they are undertaking the construction of a new dormitory building for our seminary, improvement of the road leading to our campus, painting, and refinishing the wooden doors and windows of our existing building.

Painting pink

The team includes:
Team leader, Margo Toscas-Kelley – St. Augustine, FL
Nicholas Kelley – St. Augustine, FL
Gregory Buzi – Seymour, CT
Jordan Fox – Omaha, NE
Nicholas Hogan – Omaha, NE
The Horner Family – Centennial, CO
John McGuire – Rochester, NY
Ria Papageorgiou – Warren, MI
Peter Tsikouras – Campbell, OH
Paul Waggoner – Chicago, IL
Christopher Zetts – Poland, OH

The team was joined by ten additional workers from Orthodox communities in neighboring villages. If you would like to see more photos of the Mission Team in action, please visit the Horner Family Facebook page at:

We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with our kind volunteers who are giving their time and energy to move our mission forward.
God bless them!


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