IV Next Announces Trip Leaders

IV Next Announces Trip Leaders

NEW YORK- IV Next, this summer’s Ionian Village program offered by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm and interest.  IV Next is excited to announce Dean and Victoria Tiggas as this year’s Trip Leaders and travel ambassadors.  IV Next is the only travel-based program for young adults that combines professional development, international travel, and the Orthodox Faith into one all-inclusive program.  The program encourages and helps young adults maintain a focus and foundation  on faith in Christ and service to our Church as they begin to contemplate the “next” phases of adulthood.  

Married in 2017, Dean and Victoria Tiggas, are a great example of what IV Next strives to promote.  Dean and Victoria met while serving on the summer 2013 Ionian Village staff.  Dean is a graduate of Hellenic College (2013) and Holy Cross (2016) and currently serves as the Youth Director and Pastoral Assistant to Fr. Nicholas Bacalis at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Richmond, Virginia.  Victoria, born and raised in Clearwater, FL, works for the non-profit agency Hardwired Global where she helps advance international religious freedom.  

Dean and Victoria bring with them a combined total of 5 years of Ionian Village experience.  Victoria was a camper the summer of 2009 and a member of the 2013 Staff.  Dean served as a Staff member in 2011, 2013 and 2014.  Both are excited and honored to accept the opportunity to express the principles of a healthy relationship for this year’s IV NEXT participants!

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