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Biography of Fr. Josiah Trenham

Fr. Josiah TrenhamFr. Josiah TrenhamFr. Josiah Trenham is a native Southern Californian. Father Josiah has been married to Catherine Christy for 27 years and has ten children. 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 ( Father Josiah's weekly homilies are listened to by thousands all over the globe on The Arena podcast on Ancient Faith Radio. Father serves as an instructor in and on the Board of Advisors of the Ss. Cyril and Athanasius Orthodox Institute in San Francisco ( 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). His books and articles have been extensively published and Father conducts numerous parish, diocesan and clergy retreats each year throughout the United States and Canada. 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.