I would look for a ROCOR or Antiochian parish above OCA.Had another, more formal, meeting with the head Priest. The church is part of the OCA (Orthodox Church in America).
Unfortunately, all liturgy/services are done outdoors and almost all the clergymen are masked. Tonight was a zoom call with the priest and about 5 other newcomers. 3 of the people were on board and interested, while 2 (spouses) were skeptical and/or unfamiliar with the faith (as they were american prots).
The priest is very knowledgeable, anti-communism, on fire for the faith. One tidbit: he goes off on tangents and rambles a bit. We were supposed to introduce ourselves and we all spent 5-10 min but he went on for a half hour about every minor detail; not a huge deal but maybe this is common with priests? The first time I spoke with him (a couple weeks ago) he went on for an hour about various details.
The process of becoming a catechumen is over a year. It's weekly (~50 sessions) of zoom and/or in person meetings. I'm open to this commitment, but is this a common practice/procedure?
There's a couple other local churches here (Syriac, Coptic, Romanian)...but I'm not sure if I would "fit it" to these as well as the OCA (any input here would be appreciated).