Archpriest Andrew Jarmus was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, shortly after his parents emigrated to Canada in the early 1960′s. His father, who is also an Orthodox priest, was born in Ukraine.
Father Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, a Masters of Divinity from St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox College, Winnipeg, and a Masters of Theology from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts. He also has extensive training in hospital chaplaincy and pastoral counseling.
Since his ordination to the priesthood in 1992, Father Andrew has served parishes and worked in church administration, first in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, and since 2006 in the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). For 13 years he also lectured in pastoral theology and ethics at his alma mater, St. Andrew’s College. He currently serves as parish priest of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a parish of the OCA’s Bulgarian Diocese.
Father Andrew and his wife have three sons. A true Canadian, he is an avid fan of hockey, as well as of lacrosse and soccer [especially when his boys are playing]. He also enjoys cycling, musical theater, folk dance, and a good science fiction story.