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|−|* 1967 [[October 6]] - Born in Glendale, California to Noble and Leigh Trenham. One older sister. |+|
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|−|: Raised at Glendale Presbyterian Church. |+|
|−|: Family moved to Pasadena; member of Pasadena Covenant Church. |+|
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|−|* 1985: Graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School ( in La Canada-Flintridge) after primary and secondary education there. |+|
|−|: While studying at Westmont College, met Catherine Christy. |+|
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|−|* 1988 [[May 22]]: Married Catherine. They now have 9 children (6 boys and 3 girls). |+|
|−|* 1989: Graduated with B. A. in Social Science/ History from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Senior thesis on Rev. Jonathon Edwards, famous American theologian and revivalist. |+|
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|−|: Licensed as minister by Presbyterian Church in America. Later became ordained clergyman of the Reformed Episcopal Church. |+|
|−|* 1992: Graduated with M. Div. in 1992 from Westminster Theological Seminary, Escondido, California. Also studied at Reformed Theological Seminary ( Jackson, Mississippi and Orlando, Florida) under Reformed theologians Drs. R.C. Sproul, John Gerstner, John Frame. |+|
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|−|* Received into Orthodox Church. Ordained [[priest]] by Bishop [[Basil ( Essey) of Wichita|Basil]]. |+|
|−|*1994-96: Assistant pastor at St. Athanasius Orthodox Christian Church, Santa Barbara, California. Also taught religion at Bishop Diego Garcia Catholic High School in Santa Barbara. |+|
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|−|* 1997: Resident priest at St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Rosarito, Mexico, living there with his family. |+|
|−|* 1998: Rector of St. Andrew Orthodox Christian Church, Riverside, California. |+|
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|−|* 2003: Elevated to Archpriest by Bishop [[Joseph ( Al-Zehlaoui) of Los Angeles|Joseph]]. |+|
|−|* 2004: Graduated with Ph.D. in Theology from University of Durham, England. Studied under Fr. [[Andrew Louth]], professor of patristics. Dissertation on ''Marriage and Virginity according to St John Chrysostom''. At 2009, dissertation under contract to be published by St. Herman Press as ''Terrestrial Angels: Marriage and Virginity according to St. John Chrysostom'', with a popularization and expansion planned under ''God's Gifts: Marriage, Monasticism and Sexuality according to the Patristic Tradition''. | |
|−|* 2004-present: Served as Adjunct Professor of History at California Baptist University (Riverside, California). Teaches courses each year including ''The Cross and the Crescent: Christianity and Islam'' and ''The History of California''. Also participates in yearly academic forums and symposia, and conducts numerous parish retreats each year through United States and Canada. | |
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V. Rev. Dr Josiah Trenham is an archpriest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (Diocese of Los Angeles and the West).
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998.
Father is the founder and director of Patristic Nectar Publications, a company dedicated to “nourishing the spiritually thirsty with the sweet teachings of the Holy Fathers” in quality audio recordings. PNP produces both recordings of patristic works as well as recordings of lectures and homilies available in direct download formats (www.patristicnectar.org). Father Josiah’s weekly homilies and additional theological reflections are published weekly and listened to by thousands all over the globe on The Arena podcast on Ancient Faith Radio: www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/thearena.
Father serves as an instructor in and on the Board of Advisors of the Ss. Cyril and Athanasius Orthodox Institute in San Francisco: www.sforthodoxinstitute.org. He is an adjunct professor of theology at St. Katherine College in Encinitas, Ca. (2010-present), and was an Adjunct Professor of History at California Baptist University (2003-2010). He is a member of the Orthodox Theological Society of America, and participates in yearly academic forums and symposia. Since 2004 he has served on the Mayoral Environmental Committee (GAP) of the City of Riverside. Father Josiah has also served as a member of the Secretariat of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in the United States since its inception in May, 2010. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.
Father Josiah’s books and articles have been published by St. Herman Press, New Rome Press, Zoe Press, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Journal, Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, The Journal of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, CIVA: The Journal of Christians in the Visual Arts, Divine Ascent, The Word Magazine, OrthodoxyToday.org, American Orthodox Institute, Sourozh, Pemptousia.com (Vatopaidi Monastery), Eastern Churches Review, and more.
Father Josiah has been interviewed by Fox News, Voice of Russia Radio (VR), Russian Television (RT), Ancient Faith Radio, Culture Shocks: The Radio Show of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, and numerous local news outlets: ABC, NBC, KTLA, 590 AM talk radio, and more.
Father Josiah has conducted interviews for his own podcast with numerous religious leaders of Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant traditions including Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Oxford, England, Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church, San Diego, and Prof. Wesley Hill of Trinity Seminary, PA.
Father Josiah has conducted numerous diocesan, parish, and clergy retreats and seminars for every Orthodox Christian jurisdiction in America and in Canada. He has also spoken at numerous colleges and universities including Westmont College, St. Katherine College, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, St. Paul University, California Baptist University, San Jacinto Community College, and more.