Saint Andrew’s Camp Supporters/Foundation Members with Specific Roles
Matushka Tamara Cowan - Senior Camp Director
Matushka Tamara Cowan is the wife of Fr. David Cowan, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Yonkers, NY, OCA. They are celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary this year! She is the proud mother of teenager, Gabriel, whom she home schools, and daughter of Fr. Nicholas & Mat. Anastasia Molodyko-Harris (retired). She grew up at St. Innocent Cathedral in Anchorage, Alaska, the parish her father founded, and met Fr. David at an Alaskan summer music camp! They have been active in many OCA Dioceses having lived in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and for the last 10 years in New York.
She received her music degree in vocal performance from the University of Southern California (USC) and elementary teacher training from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She was involved in many notable broadway and opera productions and many community and Orthodox choirs and fundraising concerts. She has 25 years of elementary teaching experience, voice instruction and directing children's choirs. Matushka along with Fr. David have co-taught Music Week at St. Andrew’s Camp in New York for the past 7 years.
Both Father and Matushka have worked with Archbishop Michael since Fr. David’s days as a seminarian since 2004. Currently, she is Lay Chair of the Department of Christian Education for the Diocese of New York & New Jersey and has been working at Saint Andrew’s Camp for over 8 years. She became Assistant Camp Director in 2017 and has been a Camp Director since 2018.
Matushka is adamant about this wise saying of Archbishop Michael’s,
“It takes a village to raise a child … and it takes the Church to form a Christian.
If we do not form our youth, then we give them to the world to be formed.”
Make Saint Andrew’s Camp part of your child’s village!