St. Herman’s West 2022 will be held this year at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Youngtown (near Phoenix), AZ. Arrival is December 26 with departure on December 30. The conference will include a work project — building a walkway for processions at the church, panel discussions, lectures by Fr. George Kaplanov, liturgical workshops, a hierarchal liturgy, and social interaction in beautiful areas of Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale. Come out for a break from winter weather and an injection of new life into your Orthodox life! Registration for parishioners of the ROCOR Western American Diocese opens October 1. Register Here.

Recruiting counselors! Young adults ages 23-28 are welcome to apply to be counselors for the St. Herman’s conference. Applications are made by email to Counselors attend at a discounted rate, and serve to keep various parts of the conference flowing smoothy. Counselors should have a deep interest in the youth of our church, and be ready to help encourage participant interaction. Counselors will cook the final meal and do daily room checks. To apply, send an email with a paragraph describing your interest, and contact information for one or two references, one of which should be your parish priest/confessor.

Recruiting chaperones! We are looking for a small number of helpers beyond counselor age to help make things run smoothly at the conference. This may include driving vans, helping with room checks, and otherwise doing supply runs as necessary. Of course, as for counselors, we’re looking for individuals with a strong interest in developing our diocesan youth. Applications can be made by writing a paragraph explaining your interest to, as well as contact information for at least one reference.