Reader Elias (Elliott) Dorham holds a B.S. in Political Science from the US Naval Academy, an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA, and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Christendom Graduate School.  He is a member of the St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) Program, cohort of 2021.  A deacon candidate for the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, Reader Elias was tonsured as a Reader by His Grace, Bishop Nicholas Samra in November 2017.  He currently serves as a Reader and as co-coordinator of the Adult Education program at Holy Transfiguration Church in McLean, VA.

Reader Elias’ professional background includes 15 years on active duty service as a US Naval Office and a number of years as a Federal civilian.  Currently he is a Senior Manager with a Silicon Valley technology firm.

Reader Elias and his wife Sylvia have been married for 26 years, and have been blessed with 10 children.