DR. FRANK CERRA, M.D.
Dr Cerra is an Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Head of the Department of Surgery, Dean of the Medical School and former Senior Vice President of the University of Minnesota. His academic career spanned life as a practitioner, researcher, educator, administrator and University self-Insured Health Plan over his 36 years at the University.
In addition to serving on the board of OCLI, he serves on the boards ot International Orthodox Christian Charities, St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theologic Seminary, and the Advisory Board of the International Orthodox Theologic Association. He is also now serving as President of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in St Paul, Minnesota.
"Eastern Orthodoxy in America needs an infusion of leadership at all levels if it is to grow, thrive, and maintain its relevance in this rapidly changing world. There is a lot of Orthodox talent in this area in all Orthodox jurisdictions. What is needed is a multi-jurisdictional coordinating organization that brings this talent together to provide the materials, approaches, and tools need to develop, engage, and promote leadership. The Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative provides that organizational leadership."