Anya and Victor, with help and support of their children, working together. With Anya's creative direction, and Victor's creative execution, couple together with generous help and efforts of numerous volunteers work was fast and efficient and expectations were surpassed.
Anya is a fine artist and works as a UX designer, and a Sr. Director at a Healthcare company. She has found her passion in Christian Orthodox Iconography, which was actually not a surprise.
In her formative years, while visiting with the holy elders at several famous pilgrimage monasteries in Russia, she was clairvoyantly suggested by one of the elders to write "Iconochki" (endearing name for Holy Icons). Only later has this come to life, after many years of learning and researching on how to approach this religious expression.
Victor is a musician by "trade", but now works as a software engineer, he has accumulated a plethora of wood working, and any handy-man skills. From making wood panels for icons, to engineering a new ceiling design for the church, Victor never shies away from a new challenge and can do it all.
On November 12th, 2023, Victor and Anya Gerasimchuk have received an honorable Grammation from the Bishop of Eastern America of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Irinej, for their dedicated service to church.
..."by embellishing (and facilitating the embellishment) with the blessed work of her hands the sacred iconostasis with thronal icons, adorning the walls of the Holy Temple Interior and the Dining Hall with frescoes, and all that is Holy, Honorable and pleasing unto the Lord which she he) has manifested and attested to by enriching her (his) parish community with the transfigured presence of the kingdom of heaven and advancing the entirety of our holy church by growing in Faith, Hope and Love before Christ and Humankind as a sign of recognition ..."