Dr. Patricia Fann Bouteneff
Patricia Fann Bouteneff, PhD, has been integrating the principles of servant leadership across her career. She has put them into practice both as chief of staff at a Fortune 20 financial services company–and as council president at two different parishes. As a result of using techniques of deep listening, cooperative decision-making, and ongoing, authentic assessment, she was able to take one of those parishes from having a six-figure operating deficit to being five figures in the black. Patricia continues to fine-tune an Orthodox service-leadership model at Axia Women, a network by, for, and about Orthodox women, in the service of Christ, where they practice servant leadership at every level of management in pursuit of sobornost’ (conciliarity).
She holds a B.A. in Classics and English from Smith College, a D.Phil. in Modern Greek literature from Oxford University, a certificate in Business History from Cornell University, and has taught at Princeton University and St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Patricia is regularly called on to write, edit, and speak on topics related to church life.
She was baptized into the Church as an adult over thirty years ago at an Athonite mission parish in Thessaloniki, Greece, while studying there on a Fulbright scholarship. A companion at New Skete, she has been a member of Orthodox parishes of different sizes and jurisdictions in Greece, England, Switzerland, Texas, and New York.