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Executive Director

Masha Gisetti


Masha Gisetti, B.A., Certified Addiction Counselor III. Masha has been a trained addiction counselor for over 15 years. She is a former program director of a substance abuse treatment center and a clergy wife who has been in recovery for over 20 years. See Masha’s full CV.

Program Director

Christina Veselak


Christina Veselak, B.A., M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Nutritionist. Christina has been a licensed psychotherapist for more than 25 years and is a recognized national expert in the biochemistry of, and nutritional treatments for, addictions and other issues. See Christina’s full CV.

Clinical Director

Fr. Jan Veselak


Fr. Jan Veselak, B.A., M.A. in Systematic Philosophy and Theology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in addictive disorders), Licensed Addiction Counselor, C.S.A.T. (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction). Fr. Dcn. Jan has in-depth, combined experience in psychology, theology and addictions treatment, and has been an Orthodox deacon for over 25 years. See Fr. Dcn. Veselak’s full CV.

Pastoral Director

Fr. Seraphim Gisetti


Fr. Seraphim Gisetti, B.A., M.Div. Fr. Seraphim has been a parish priest in the Orthodox Church for over 40 years. See Fr. Seraphim’s full CV.


Additional Staff

Fr. Stephan Close

Fr. Stephan attended his first Divine Liturgy in Amsterdam in 1980 where he met his wife, Annette, while serving a street mission with WAM. He further served street missions with WAM in NYC, Chicago, and the Soviet Union. They joined the EOC in 1982 and were married in 1984. Fr. Stephan and his wife were received into the Orthodox Church in 1988. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1992 while attending St. Vladimir’s Seminary. After serving parishes as assistant priest in Detroit and Montreal, he was commissioned a chaplain in the United States Air Force and served 20 years; including wartime deployments overseas. While serving as an USAF Chaplain, he established missions in VA and TX which have become regular parishes. He has served missions with OCMC to Albania, India, and Tanzania. He has also served the OCF, RealBreaking to Mexico, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. Upon retiring from the military in 2014, he has assisted at St. Luke Antiochian Orthodox Church in Erie, Colorado. He considers himself a pastor and believes that love never fails. See Fr. Stephan's full CV.

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St. Ephraim Center is a first-of-its-kind, Orthodox Christian treatment group based in Colorado. We offer addiction and mental health treatment, mental health nutrution services, and addictions and mental health education. The Center supports and strengthens the Orthodox Church through education and effective, Christ-centered addictions treatment for Orthodox clergy and laity. With growing services and nationally recognized staff, we are here to help.


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