Very Rev. Fr. Rodney Torbic
Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Rodney Torbic served as the Coordinator- Director of Christian Education for the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church continuously from 1987 until December 31, 2016.
Fr. Torbic served as the parish priest at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania from January 1999 to April 16, 2017. He also served as the administrator of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Mission in Fairmont, West Virginia from April 15, 2000 to October 31, 2017. From 1966-1971 he worked with court-committed delinquent children for a period of four and a half years at the Youth Development Center, Loysville, Pennsylvania, holding positions of direct service, supervisor, and administrator.
Fr. Torbic was ordained to the diaconate in 1987 and priesthood in 1998. He was elevated to Protopresbyter in 2002. Fr. Rodney Torbic was granted the right to wear Pectoral Cross in 2010.
He holds degrees from Geneva College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, the West Virginia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, the Duquesne University with a Master of Arts degree from the Theology Department (Currently known as the Master’s in Pastoral Ministry), and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary with a Doctorate in Ministry. Fr. Torbic contributed articles to The Path of Orthodoxy, official publication of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America. He also regularly contributes articles to The American Srbrobran, publication of the Serb National Federation. Fr. Rodney Torbic had a weekly local parish radio program 2004 until November 2017. (WMBS-Uniontown) Program was broadcast on the internet as well.
Fr. Rodney Torbic is a prolific writer. He also serves clergy and faithful of Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church by writing his wonderful homilies titled Hidden Valley. These exceptional homilies are an excellent source for every Orthodox Christian. The Department of Christian Education is pleased to share them with the faithful of our Eastern American Diocese.