Board of Directors

Ronald Basil McKinley, PhD

SS Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox parish, Galveston, TX
Married to Takako (Monica) McKinley, 8/29/1969 – please note that in the Julian Calendar this is not the beheading of St. John the Baptist
3 Children, 8 Grandchildren
Vice President, Human Resources (CHRO) and Associate Professor (Adj.), Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Share The Faith is an important effort of the Orthodox Church in North America to support local clergy in their earthly ministry of working to save souls for the Kingdom of God
We want in the long-run, to see hundreds of priests fulfill their vocations by providing needed financial support to them and their families
A favorite saying: “If you would be perfect, then you must first deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me” – Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Evan P. Kokales, MD

Past president, Annunciation Greek Orthodox parish, Kalamazoo, MI
Married to Sharon (Sodt) on May 29, 1965, Four Children and 10 Grandchildren
Occupation: Retired Emergency/Trauma Center Physician, Retired Director of Employee Health Services, Pharmacia (now Upjohn) Co., Currently serving as a Medical Consultant
Share The Faith seeks to help as many as we are able of the innumerable Orthodox Christian priests unable to support their families or achieve their missions in life due to insufficient remuneration
We can do this, by: a) Finding and identifying the most financially needy of these priests; b) Providing grants and financial aid to stabilize their families and allow them to bring the Church especially, to places where (due to in cases, not having 1/100,000 the resources some parishes have) few if any clergy would consider serving; and c) Motivating the leadership of the most affluent jurisdiction, GOA to lead by example and amend human resource practices to be fair in remuneration, retirement and benefits for all Orthodox clergy
Summary Philosophy: “Do unto others the way you would wish to be treated.” Thank God for the good hierarchs who practice this and have the humility to hold the regulations they hold over others first, over themselves.

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