Seraphim Alton Honeywell has been the Secretary and Treasurer of the Foundation since 2014. At present a member and the Treasurer of the Orthodox Parish of the Annunciation in Oxford, he first encountered the late Father Peter Scorer in the Parish of the Holy Prophet Elias in Devon, which he joined when he first became Orthodox in 1985. Seraphim attended many Conferences and other talks given by the late Metropolitan Anthony within the former Diocese of Sourozh. In 2006 he moved to jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and has remained there ever since; between 2006 and 2010 he was the Treasurer of the Episcopal Vicariate and a member of its Council. Now retired, Seraphim was a notary and solicitor working in Northamptonshire, where he still lives in a small rural hamlet.
Ilya Umanskiy first listened to Metropolitan Anthony on BBC in 1976, at the age of 13. This happened in the USSR, in the full vacuum of the word of faith or religious literature available to a 13 year old boy in a Russian provincial city. The extent of such vacuum can be illustrated by the following story. BBC 30 min religious programs on Sundays at the time included the cycle of talks on the 'Our Father' prayer by Metropolitan Anthony and Father Vladimir (later Bishop Basil (Rodzyanko)). Unfortunately, each talk was devoted to only one phrase of the prayer. So it took Ilya seven weeks to get to know the whole prayer because he had to tape record the whole cycle and reconstruct the prayer from individual phrases.
With passage of time, this remote acquaintance with Metropolitan Anthony formed Ilya's life as a Christian. In the early 1980s, he was privileged to listen to Metropolitan Anthony live being present at one of his 'apartment talks' during his visit to Moscow as well as two of his later, more public talks in Moscow in the late 1980s. Ilya was also privileged to attend a few services at Ennismore Gardens in late 1990s, with Metropolitan Anthony leading the service.
In his 20s Ilya wouldn't believe there could exist people who would listen to Metropolitan Anthony and not get immediately converted. Being a bit more realistic now he still thinks spreading the word of Metropolitan Anthony is of great importance to the young and the old in search of the word of life. This motivates him to act as a trustee of MASF.
Throughout his professional carrier, Mr. Umanskiy has held various leadership roles in the international IT companies.
Fr Stéphane Maikovsky
Fr Stéphane was born in France from a father of Russian origin (his father’s family left Russia in the Exodus of 1920) and an English mother. Fr Stéphane is cradle Orthodox. His family worshipped at the Cathedral of St Alexander Nevsky in rue Daru, Paris, and he was married there in 1988. After some years living in France, the United States and West Africa, Fr Stéphane settled in Britain, attending services at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints where Metropolitan Anthony made a great impression on him. Fr Stéphane entered the sanctuary and was ordained to the diaconate at the Cathedral in 2004. He was ordained to the priesthood at St Andrew Holborn in 2007 and became priest in charge of the Community of St Simeon and St Anna in Hertfordshire, then Rector of the Parish of the Dormition of the Mother of God in London in 2014. He was elevated to the rank of Archpriest in 2017. Fr Stéphane has been a Trustee of the Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation since 2013.
Lisa von Schlippe
Lisa von Schlippe was born in London and is cradle Orthodox. She was brought up attending and singing in the choir at the Parish of the Dormition and All Saints, Ennismore Gardens, which was headed by Metropolitan Anthony. She had the privilege of hearing his sermons every week, as well as participating in the retreats he led and attending various talks. From her early teens, Lisa attended the Diocesan Conferences founded by Metropolitan Anthony where he was a key speaker. She served on the Parish Council of the Cathedral for 9 years, and was a Trustee of the Cathedral Parish.
She is now a member of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, at its Russian Tradition Parish of the Dormition, Holborn, London, serving on the Parish Advisory Council, and has been elected to serve on Deanery and Archdiocesan bodies.
Lisa has been a Trustee of the Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation since 2013.