Father Andrei Dosoftei
Father Andrei Dosoftei is originally from Moldova region (Romania), city of Iași. The love of God made him join the Theological Seminary "St. Basil the Great" in 2002 and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology "Dumitru Stăniloae" in 2007. In addition to his academic training, Father Andrei began his spiritual formation, practice and liturgical, around four churches that will be the pillars of his relation with God: Parish "Entrance Lord in Jerusalem", Vovidenia Parish, Vlădiceni Monastery and the Metropolitan Cathedral, all of them in Iaşi. p>
With the God will and blessings, and Mrs Anca (his wife) support, he moved to London in 2013, where he will do different jobs. On 29th June 2014 he is ordained deacon by His Eminence Bishop Joseph, Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe and on 20th September 2014 he is ordained priest by the His Excellency Bishop Ignatie Mureșanul, Auxiliary Bishop of Spain and Portugal. His first Holy Liturgy in our parish will be on 26th of October 2014. Since November 2014 he is ordained as the Aberdeen Parish priest. Since then he serves God in our Parish entrusted to him with love, hope and faith for the benefit of the congregation.
Father Christopher Wallace
Father Christopher Wallace was born in Northern England and completed Teacher Training at Durham University. He taught Geography, Geology and Religious Studies in several schools in England and also in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland after moving to Ardnamurchan on the west coast in the mid 1980s. In 1976 he joined the Orthodox Church through the tuition of the Nuns of the Monastery of the Assumption near Whitby. He worshipped for many years in both Edinburgh and Dunblane and became a priest in the Exarchate of Russian tradition in 2011 and set up a small community for the faithful on the west coast. At the demise of the Exarchate he was accepted by Metropolitan Iosif to work with the Romanian Orthodox Church as priest in Inverness. Since 1993 he is married to Preoteasa Elizabeth and moved in 2020 to the Inverness area for health reasons.
The Romanian Community in Inverness is dedicated to Saint Finnan and Saint Nicolas with the blessing of Metropolitan Iosif.