The Rev. Dr. Nicholas Verdaris is the Proistamenos of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, Arkansas; is married to Presbytera Maria and they have three children: Katherine, Stephanie and John.
After graduating Hellenic College in Brookline, MA with a Bachelor of Arts as valedictorian in 1991, Father Nicholas went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross School Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1994 with the honor of “Highest Distinction”. He was subsequently accepted into the doctorate program at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, MA where he received a Doctorate of Ministry with “Highest Distinction” in 2002 in the field of pastoral counseling, marriage and family therapy.
Fr. Nicholas was ordained to the Holy Diaconate and Priesthood in the summer of 1996 and received the title of “Ekonomos” by Metropolitan Nicholas on March 11, 2007.