Parish Council

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The most important responsibility of the Parish Council is to assist the Parish Priest in the administration of the ministries of the Parish (GOAA Regulations 29:1A). Some of the principal roles employed by the Parish Council include, but are not limited to, planning, developing, organizing, and implementing stewardship programs and various educational ministries of the Church; reporting and communicating to the parishioners the work and ministries of the Church at the Metropolis and Archdiocesan levels; and recruiting and training others for further service. The Parish Council must also abide by Local, State, and Federal statutes applicable to the Parish and by the GOAA Regulations.

In all things, Council members should imitate our Lord Jesus Christ, who “came not to be served but to serve” (Matthew 20:28). The entire focus of the Parish Council is to serve the needs of the faithful and to spread the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Parish Council Oath of Office

"I do solemnly affirm that I will uphold the dogma, teaching, traditions, holy canons, worship, and moral principles of the Greek Orthodox Church, as well as the constitutional charter, discipline, and regulations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, and that I will fulfill faithfully and sincerely the duties and obligations required of a member of the Parish Council. So help me God."

Parish Council 2024

Michael Chalkias, President
Dr. Haralambos Garofalis, Vice President
Constantinos Velissarios, Treasurer
Anastasia Theodorogiannis, Assistant Treasurer
Kent Paumier, Secretary
Peter Sun
Jesse Allen
John Dermanis
Elias Doulgerakis
Georgia Estes
Howard Mandeville
Dr. Lambros Tzerefos

Parish Council Standing Committees and Ministries: Personnel, House (Including Rentals and Catering), Stewardship Ministry, Maintenance, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Religious Education Ministry, Finance, By Laws, Grounds, Audio (Technical), Security, Planning, Festival

Temporary Committees 2024: Welcome Ministry, Communications Ministry (Internet and Crossroads), Missions Ministry