Hollie Benton has served as Executive Director since September, 2019. Formerly an employee of Ecolab, she has served in multiple IT roles as Project Manager, Product Owner, and Operations Manager of a large team in the Commercial Solutions division. She is a member of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church in St. Paul, MN, where she directs choir and Ephesus School and serves on the board. Hollie and her husband, Richard Benton, PhD, served the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, 2002-2012, in regional capacities and at UW-Madison, UW-Seattle, and UMN-Minneapolis. Hollie holds a Master’s degree from St. Vladimir’s Seminary and a B.A. from Northwest Nazarene University with majors completed in Philosophy, Music Theory, and Applied Piano. Hollie has years of musical education experience, including a year teaching abroad in Bucharest, Romania. Her family regularly hosts exchange students, including students from Spain, Serbia, Georgia, and Bosnia, and her two daughters, Nellie and Kalista, studied in Sarajevo and Skopje in 2019 through the US State Department Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program.