Father Bill was born January 13, 1950, in Spokane, Washington to Greek-American parents. His Greek heritage is linked to Lamia and Arcadia Greece. He attended public schools in Spokane and graduated in 1968 from Shadle Park High School.
He entered Hellenic College in 1968 and received his B.A. in 1973. He entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and earned a Master of Divinity with honors in 1975.
Father Bill was ordained to the holy Diaconate at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Spokane, Washington, by Bishop Meletios of Christianoupolis on November 9, 1975, and was ordained to the holy Priesthood by the same hierarch on February 22, 1976, at Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco, California.
Father married Anastasia Seremetis of Athens, Greece, on August 31, 1975. They have been blessed with four children: Constantine (Carrie), Theodore, Calliope and Elias. Presvytera holds a degree in Education from Lewis University and a master’s degree from Miami (Ohio) University and is a public school teacher.
Father Bill has served the following communities: Annunciation Cathedral in San Francisco, California (1975-78); Assumption in Town and Country, MO (1978-80); St. Athanasios in Aurora, IL (1980-86); and All Saints in Joliet, IL (1986-92). He was assigned to Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas on April 15, 1992. He received the distinction of "Economos" from His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago in 1984 and in 1993 he was given the distinction of "Protopresbyter" by His Grace Bishop Timothy of Detroit. In 2000 Father Bill also received the title of "Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne".
In addition, Father Bill has served four terms on the Archdiocesan Council and since the enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit has been a member of the Metropolis Council. Presently, he is the Metropolis of Detroit representative to the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council. Father Bill is the regional liaison for Ohio Central and has served many others capacities at the request of the Archdiocese and the Metropolis.
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