What is the OVM Foundation?

The Orthodox Vocation and Ministry Foundation is an independent nonprofit that sustains and fuels a national
expansion of programs of the Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM), Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek
Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. Since its first session in 2004, the CrossRoad
Summer Institute has been instrumental in inspiring more than 960 young leaders to fully embrace their faith
and heritage as they seek lives of purpose. In 2018, the OVM Foundation launched the CrossRoad expansion
initiative, offering a third session the CrossRoad Summer Institute at a new university location in Chicago,
Illinois. In 2019, OVM Foundation piloted a regional expansion of the Telos Project, also in Chicago, called
TelosGamma. As demand for current programs and additional programs increases, OVM Foundation supports
CrossRoad and fuels the dynamic national expansion of transformative programs for our youth and young

Our Mission

We provide transformative opportunities for Orthodox Christian youth and young adults to grow in faith, vocation, and leadership

Our Vision

Our hope is that Orthodox Christian youth and young adults have the opportunity to engage in thriving ministry across North America and become servant leaders for our 21st century Church and world