Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries
Jackson Michigan



Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries

31st Annual Retreat - October 4 and 5, 2024  


Rev. Dcn. James Rossetti and 

Sh. Karoline (Kari) Rossetti 


Administering to the Community in a Neighborhood Resillience Project - Free Health Center 

by Sh Kari Rossetti

Friday evening talk 


Presence, Repentance and The King of Glory Amidst Illness and Dying

 Dcn. Dr. James Rossetti 

Saturday Talks 


Registration is open! 


Dcn Dr Jame Rossetti serves at St Moses the Black Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA. He is active in both his parish ministry and the diocese, having previously served as a parish council president, SOYO adviser, and Chair of the Eastern Dioceses Ministry Council. He has also served as medical consultant to the Diocese and Antiochian Village Camp during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dcn James also served as Fund-raising Coordinator for the St Constantine School-PGH Launch Committee. His medical training includes internal medicine and hematology/oncology. He served as faculty at West Penn Hospital in hematological malignancy/cellular therapy and currently at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, specializing in myeloid malignancies. He finds patient and student directed ministries to be inseparable from his service to Christ's Church in the Holy Diaconate. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling.


Sh. Karoline (Kari) Rossetti is a convert to the Orthodox faith since 2012. By profession, she is a nurse currently working at the Neighborhood Resilience Project as the clinic administrator for the free health center. She is active at the Antiochian diocesan level as a co-chair of the Creative Festival and the vice chair for the Diocesan Ministry Council for the Antiochian Eastern Dioceses. She serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the St Constantine School of Pittsburgh.  She attends St Moses the Black Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA with her family.  





 Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing support to Orthodox Christian women who work in the medical and healing professions. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and counselors.

In addition, from the inception of OWHM the founders defined all women as persons who "minister to others," including priest's wives, teachers, students, mothers and the like, and believe they would benefit from our retreat.

Our primary means of providing support to those who minister to others, is by sponsoring an annual three day retreat, which includes time for prayer, rest and reflection, opportunities for networking, and lectures given by outstanding speakers. We are grateful to have Mother Gabriella, Abbess of Holy Dormition Monastery as our spiritual director.

Some of our past speakers have included Archimadrite Roman Braga, Drs. Dan & Jane Hinshaw, Fr. Dusan Koprivica, Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Fr. Hans Jacobse,  Maria Molett, M.A., and Dr. Albert Rossi, Frederica Mathews-Green, Dr. Timothy Patitsis, Fr. Silviu Bunta, PhD., Fr. Stephen Muse, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, Rev John Konkle, M.Div., Ph.D. and V. Rev. Dimitrie Vincent, M.Div, Dr Jeannie Constantinou and others. 

 Note: Ancient Faith Radio records the OWHM retreat lectures every year.  They have been recording them since 2008 and can be heard on www.ancientfaith.com. 

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