Leadership in the Paraskevi Fellowship is collaborative and evolving: indeed, membership at this early stage implies some degree of leadership as well. We seek to recognize, honor, and empower the ministry of all the priestly people of God -- young and old, women and men, clergy and lay, strong and weak -- as the Lord calls and appoints.
At the same time, however, we recognize distinctions in roles and offices, and identify as the public face of leadership in the project those specifically ordained and/or commissioned for the work.
CHIEF MISSIONER AND ECCLESIASTICAL ENTREPRENEUR
The Rev. Nathaniel Ogden Kidd, PhD
Identifying as a "Western" person, Fr. Nathaniel spent most of his growing up years in the alpine deserts of Colorado. He completed his BA in Classics from Colorado College in 2007, took an MDiv with high honors from Nashotah House in 2009. In 2018, he completed a PhD in Historical Theology at Marquette University, with a his doctoral dissertation focusing on the role of demons in the theology of John of Damascus (an eighth-century Greek theologian, and pioneer of systematic theology as we know it today).
Ordained to the priesthood in 2013, Fr. Nathaniel comes to the project with five years of ministry experience working with church plants and college ministries in southern Wisconsin. He and his family are thrilled to be in Bellingham beginning this work. You will often see him about town with his wife of ten years, Sarah, and his five-year-old daughter Madeleine.