Matthew Paul Buccheri is an ecumenical fellow at the Sophia Institute, an independent Orthodox educational charity housed at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York City that serves as a gathering force for contemporary Orthodox scholars, theologians, spiritual teachers, and ethicists, founded by the Very Rev. Dr. John Anthony McGuckin.
Matthew also holds an MDiv and an STM in ascetical and liturgical theology and has completed additional graduate studies with Dr. McGuckin. Currently he is a church planting coach across denominational lines, planting and renewing churches (mostly) in major cities around North America. The pinnacle of his Orthodox experience came in the summer of 2016 with an extended trip to the Holy Mountain of Athos.