Orthodox Women in the Healing Ministries
30th Annual Retreat was inspiring and uplifting.
Please join us for the 31st Retreat
October 4, 5, and 6th, 2024
We will upload the recorded conference as soon as it is available!
In 2024, our speakers will be Rev. Dcn. James Rossetti and
Sh. Karoline (Kari) Rossetti
Registration will open after Pascha, 2024
Dcn Dr Jame Rossetti serves at St Moses the Black Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA. He is active in both his parish ministry and diocese, having previously served as a parish council preseident, SOYO advisor, 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 Fundraising Coordinator for the St Constatine School-PGH Launch COmmittee. His medical training includes internal medicine and hematology/oncology. He served as faculty at West Penn Hospital in heatological milignancy/cellular therapy and currently at UPMC Hillman Cancer Cneter, specializing in myeloid maliganancies. He finds patient and student directed ministries to be inseprarable from his service to Christ's Church in the Holy Dianconate. He is currently completeing 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 Mnistry Council for the Anctiochian 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.