Open Mission Teams
Empower the Church at home and abroad by working, witnessing, worshipping and making disciples. Minister to the needs of Orthodox communities by: presenting a visible expression of the love, unity, and support; sharing the teachings of the Orthodox Faith and providing labor to communities around the globe; and increasing awareness of the unending mission efforts of the Church.
Current OCMC Mission Team opportunities available are listed below. Click the More button to learn about each Team. Click the Sign-Up button if you are interested in sharing in a journey of faith as an Orthodox Team member. Apply today!
3/10/2017 to 3/20/2017
TeachingWork with Albanian Orthodox youth leaders to host conferences for youth and young adults who are seeking to strengthen their faith in a rapidly changing society. Team will be led by OCMC missionary Deacon Stephanos Ritsi.
Mrs. Euphrosyni Candelario
5/22/2017 to 6/2/2017
Earn credit hours by studying missiology in Albania with the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity. Limited to Orthodox seminarians.
6/13/2017 to 6/27/2017
Youth WorkConduct a summer camp program for children in Albania. The Children's Home of Hope in Shen Vlash provides a family-structured home for children in need to grow in an Orthodox environment. Team will be led by OCMC missionary Pamela Barksdale.
Ms. Anastasia Pamela M. Barksdale
3/10/2017 to 3/19/2017
Provide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
5/22/2017 to 6/1/2017
Share the Orthodox Faith in the province of Huehutenango by being a part of a teaching team that will offer religious education, catechism and encouragement to church leaders, seminarians and young adults.
8/25/2017 to 9/3/2017
HealthcareProvide health care and health education in the predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic.
6/13/2017 to 6/26/2017
Be a witness of your faith in Medan by teaching at schools run by the Orthodox Church. Share the teaching of the Faith at the annual event of the faithful who gather once a year to learn more about Orthodoxy. Teach and encourage the students at Orthodox schools in Indonesia.
6/27/2017 to 7/10/2017
TeachingOffer a family and youth outreach while teaching English in Bali, Indonesia. Minister to the youth and graduates of the St. Thomas Orthodox House that provides for the needs of disadvantaged youth.
Mr. Alexander M Limberatos
9/18/2017 to 9/30/2017
HealthcareAssist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, Indonesia and be a part of an Orthodox witness in a Muslim nation.
3/29/2017 to 4/10/2017
Make a difference in the lives of the youth at the St. Clement Orthodox School, located near the Makarios III Patriarchal Seminary in Nairobi, by participating in a Youth Mentorship Program. This initiative is geared to help teens with life skills while sharing the Orthodox Faith.
4/21/2017 to 5/2/2017
TeachingBe a part of a vibrant women's ministry in the new Diocese of Kisumu and West Kenya. Participate and teach at the Diocese Mother's Union retreat that brings women from different tribes and regions together for learning, fellowship and growth.
6/6/2017 to 6/20/2017
ConstructionAssist the community of St. Moses Orthodox Church in Kakamega, in the new Diocese of Kisumu and West Kenya, build their permanent Church building.
8/2/2017 to 8/14/2017
Youth WorkOffer a camp for youth at a new Orthodox orphanage in Kibera, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Nairobi and be a part of a holistic ministry of the Church of Kenya.
8/16/2017 to 8/26/2017
Youth WorkTouch the lives of children by leading a camp program for children from the Makarios Children's Home in the Diocese of Nyeri and Mt. Kenya.
8/16/2017 to 8/26/2017
Youth WorkContribute to youth ministry efforts of the new Diocese of Nyeri and Mt. Kenya at an annual youth retreat for youth leaders and young adults.
8/12/2017 to 8/19/2017
TeachingOffer youth and adult catechism, experience worship services, and encourage the faithful in Vera Cruz. Spanish-speakers are encouraged to apply.
7/5/2017 to 7/15/2017
Youth WorkOffer a camp program for children and teenagers at the Protection of the Theotokos Orthodox community in Akhiok, Alaska to help deepen the faith and be a sign of Christian love and solidarity.
Miss Kristina A Koutsoupis
7/7/2017 to 7/17/2017
OutreachA teaching and outreach project in the villages surrounding Napaskiak, Alaska, with OCMC and the Orthodox Youth Mission Team (OYMT), an organization of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Danbury, CT. Team Members: Fr. Luke Mihaly, George Antonellis, Lauren Fazekas, Nicholas Fazekas, Will Fazekas, Lynne Goetz, Dennis Kaputa, Alena Kittleman, Alexis Klimaszewski, Matthew Kuziak, Ted Maniatis, Christopher Nolan, Anastasia Radcliff, Grace Radcliff, Beth Ryzyk, Madeline Sulich, Susan Sulich, Joe Symochko, Nick Symochko, Adriana Szpynda, Emily Szpynda, Victoria Szpynda, Melissa Tartaglio, Annie-Jordan Tomaszek, Robbie Wagner, Olivia Wislocki
Orthodox Youth Mission Team
7/20/2017 to 7/31/2017
Youth WorkParticipate in a youth camp near Pilot Station, Alaska where you will encourage and teach youth at an annual camp that incorporates lessons on the Orthodox Church and Alaskan traditions into the curriculum.