Father William was born on June 7, 1982, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was raised in the Episcopal Church, and was received into the Orthodox Church by Chrismation at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY, in December of 2005. He married Elizabeth Denley in June of 2013, after which she joined him in Boston for his final year of seminary.
Fr. William received his BA in History in 2004 from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, where he minored in Classical Studies. He received his MA in History from the University of Louisville in 2007, where his thesis—Kingdom of God: The Exercise of Imperial Power during the Fourth Century within the Context of Eusebian Political Philosophy—was accepted at his defense. From 2010-2014 he attended Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, graduating in May of 2014. On October 11, 2014, he was ordained to the Diaconate, and on, November 16, 2014, to the Priesthood, both by the hands of Metropolitan NICHOLAS of Detroit.