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The Very Revd Archpriest Maxim Nikolsky BA (Sussex), Cert Ed (London), Chairman, is a Russian Orthodox Archpriest, currently serving at The Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and all Saints in Ennismore Gardens, London, He formerly served in Oxford. He taught Religious Education, Russian and English at Marlborough College in Wiltshire. He has lived and taught in Moscow, Kiev, the Crimea and Mongolia. He is experienced in leading pilgrimages to Russia, has taken groups to Diveyevo. Fr Maxim serves both as a trustee and as a member of the Spiritual Inheritance of Sarov Working Group. This provides an invaluable interface for the programme of work that Saints Alive is taking forward in this area.

Canon Alan Amos OBE is Theologian and Pastor with special interest in theological education for the whole person moving towards a culture of transfiguration. Canon Alan Amos OBE served as Vice Principal: Westcott House Theological College Cambridge, Principal: Canterbury School of Ministry, Co-Principal: SEITE, and has held various posts in chaplaincy and parish ministry.

Miss Jeanne Knights MA(Cantab) is a Theologian, with special emphasis on the correlation of life and theology/the primacy of 'living holiness'. She has undertaken significant work on the Russian tradition, and in particular in relation to St Seraphim of Sarov and Fr Alexander Schmemann, (Life as Sacrament/World as Sacrament). She currently serves as Trust Theologian/ Executive Director.

Andrea Carnevali, Film Director & Editor
Andrea Carnevali graduated at the London International Film School as writer, director and producer with a distinction in editing and sound, where he received the Adams Award for Best Student of the year and excellent achievements in editing.    In November 2005 he featured as number 8 in the Craft & Post section of the "Hot 100 List", published on Broadcast.    Shortlisted for a BAFTA award, for the documentary "Picture of Britain" (2005), he is currently working as a Director with the BBC.    

Andrea first edited the charity's film, 'My Joy', on the life and influence of St Seraphim of Sarov, before becoming involved in establishing the 'Living Testimony' Programme. In the course of this programme he has been involved in filming, training and establishing standards. He directed the 'Living Testimony' film for promotion of the programme and is currently supporting development of the Saints Alive 'I Witness' Visual History Archive, for dissemination of its fruits. More info>>

Reggie Thomson, IT Consultant
Reggie Thomson graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked for several small hi-tech companies in Cambridge, but also spent seven years teaching English as a Foreign Language in Cambridge and Japan. He enjoys taking photos and has travelled for several years taking photos of Canada, Japan and South-east Asia.

Reggie runs his own IT and Consultancy firm offering website design and website hosting for a number of companies and individuals. He is currently engaged in design work for the Saints Alive 'I Witness' Visual History Archive. More info>>

The Very Revd Archpriest Maxim Nikolsky

Canon Alan Amos OBE

Miss Jeanne Knights
Trustee & Director

Andrea Carnevali
Film & Media

Reggie Thomson
IT Consultant

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