Victor Downing is a parishioner at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in Kodiak, Alaska. The church belongs to the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of Alaska.
In March, 2008, Mr. Downing wrote a letter critical of Archpriest Alexander Garklavs’ fact gathering mission to Alaska. Mr. Downing was a member of the Kodiak parish council at the time. Mr. Downing was also appointed to the Board of St. Herman’s Seminary by Bishop Nikolai (Soriach), although his appointment was annulled by Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko), since the Synod of Bishops had earlier placed Bishop Nikolai was on a mandatory leave of absence.