Orthodox Christian retreat center is managed by former venture capitalist, now a monk of 30 years

Sue Ann Jones

Source: Ozark County Times

February 17, 2023

In his younger days, Father Theodore Niklasson might have been the last person anyone would expect to become an Orthodox Christian monk who now manages the Holy Archangels Orthodox Christian Retreat Center tucked away in Douglas County about 10 miles northwest of Rockbridge.

In his mid-30s Father Theodore, at the peak of his career, worked 80- to 90-hour weeks in venture capital development in the Atlanta and Chicago markets. At one point in his career, a financial forecast predicted that he would be a multi-millionaire within a few years. But the influence of two strong women – his grandmother and his godmother – led him instead to eventually devote the rest of his life to Jesus Christ and the Orthodox Christian Church. And that connection led him to help establish an Orthodox Christian center in the Ozarks.

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