ISEC Leadership


The Rev. Dr. Sergey TRostyanskiy


The Rev. Dr. Sergey Trostyanskiy is an Eastern Orthrodox priest and rector of St. Gregory the Theologian Church located on the campus of Union Seminary. He is author St. Cyril of Alexandria’s Metaphysics of the Incarnation (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2016) and Editor of Seven Icons of Christ: An Introduction to the Oikoumenical Councils. ed. Sergey Trostyanskiy (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016) and Love, Marriage and Family in Eastern Orthodox Perspective. eds. Theodore Dedon and Trostyanskiy Sergey (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016).

dr. pia chaudhari


Dr. Pia Chaudhari holds a doctorate in theology from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, where her work focused on Orthodox/patristic theology and depth psychology. She has authored numerous articles in this area. Dr. Chaudhari teaches, writes, and is a co-chair of the Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christianity Consultation (APOCC) which she co-founded in 2016.  


The Very Rev.  Eutichius Dovganyuk is an Eastern Orthodox priest and hegumen, and serves as father-confessor of the ROCOR's Synodal Church and Saint Gregory of the Theologian Church (Union Theological Seminary, New York). He is the author of Tree of Sin (Sanctum, Germany 2012) and editor of numerous articles in Bogoslov.Ru, Orthodox Life, and Pravoslavnaya Runs.

judith scott     mdiv

Judith Scott received the MDiv from Union Theological Seminary after a career as a teacher and principal in the NYC public schools.  She joined St Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church at Union and was chrismated by Fr John McGuckin and is now leader of the choir and an active    member of the leadership team with Fr Sergey Trostyanskiy.  Her participation with the Brotherhood of St Moses the Black enhances her interests in the history, spirituality and theology of African American Orthodox Christians nationwide.


The Very Rev. Dr. Lev Smith is an Orthodox priest and Rector of St John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Des Moines, Iowa. He has taught in numerous colleges and universities, and is currently Visiting Scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Philokalia: The Eastern Christian Spiritual Texts, and contributing editor of Healing, Reconciliation, and Reconciliation in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives, as well as numerous articles and reviews. 

the very rev. dr. lev smith


the very rev. dr. john anthony mcguckin, chair emeritus