The Very Rev. Protodeacon Dr. Jovan Anicic was appointed as Director of the Department of Christian Education for the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America in 2017 by His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej (Dobrijevic), the Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America.
He is the author of many children religious books and teaching materials with a focus on Orthodox Christian education. Currently he is dedicated on curriculum development with youth and adults for the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America.
A native of Zadar (Dalmatia), he holds degrees from Orthodox Theological Faculty of Belgrade (Serbia), M. Div. from Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome (Italy), and Ph.D. in Patristic Theology from Faculty of Dogmatic Theology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).