Fr. Nicolaos H. Kotsis was born on May 24, 1974 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Both of his parents, Dr. Harry and Katherine Kotsis, were born in Detroit, Michigan. Fr. Nick is the firstborn of four brothers. He graduated in 1996 from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History and from Holy Cross in 2000 with a Masters of Divinity.
Reverend Nicholas Kyritses was born on December 10, 1949 in Trikorfon, Nafpaktias, Greece. There he received his elementary school education and later he attended high school in Nafpaktos. In 1963, he was admitted to the Ecclesiastical School of Lamia, from which he received a diploma six yeas later.
Dcn. Andrew was born in Toledo, Ohio to Phillip and Cheryl Leathers (Kallil) in 1976. Growing up in the military, the family moved frequently before settling in Kentucky. He attended the University of
Kentucky, earning a B.A. in History and Political Science in 1999. Having met his future wife in high school, he and Laura Collins were married in 2001 and together they have six children. Dcn. Andrew enrolled at The Ohio State University and completed a M.B.A. in 2006. Since that time, he has been working in the field of supply chain management.
Father Larry was born in Pontiac, MI on April 26, 1977 to Paulina and Nicholas Legakis. His parents immigrated to the United States in 1974 with their oldest son Steve. Father also has a younger sister, Matina. Father Larry was raised in Royal Oak, MI where he went to elementary school, Junior High, and High School. Growing up he attended St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI. In 1996 Father graduated from Royal Oak Kimball High school and enrolled in Hellenic College as a seminarian.
Father Angelo Maggos grew up in Tarpon Springs, FL. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and received a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. Father married Presvytera Teri in 1984 and worked in the Defense Industry, which in turn influenced his decision to serve his country in the US Army for 10 years, serving in both the United States and Germany. After leaving the military, he worked for General Motors and began an Engineering and Management consulting business in 1997, working throughout Europe and Asia.
Father Joseph Mammis was born on August 19, 1972 in Montreal, Canada by parents who had emigrated from Greece. He received his general education in Montreal and is fluent in three languages. After graduating from high school, he went on to receive his degree in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University which included a two year internship in clinical work. His daily life as a student included politics, athletics, and involvement as an active member of the Greek Orthodox Community in Montreal. He then entered the monastic life in 1995, at the monastery of St. Anthony in Florence, AZ, and was tonsured a monk in November of 1996.
Father Georgios Manias was born on November 8th, 1981 in Athens. His father was Michael Manias and his mother is Panagiota Kouvara. He received his elementary education on the Island of Rhodes with Honors and received his further studies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Father Michael Manos was born in Grosse Pointe, MI, to Chris and Kathy Manos, and grew up at the parish of Assumption of the Theotokos in St. Clair Shores. For his undergraduate work, Father Michael attended The Ohio State University, where he completed a double-major in Music and in Modern Greek Studies.
Fr. Michael Marcantoni was born to Puerto Rican parents on Charleston Navy Base in October of 1980. During college he Enlisted in the Army Reserves. He graduated from the Defense Language Institute Basic Arabic Course in May 2002 as well as completing his Bachelor's degree that same year. He was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom from November 2002-August 2003. It was during this deployment that he first felt called to the Priesthood. After the war he took a job as a contract linguist in support of ongoing military operations. The job took him first to Mainz, Germany in January 2004 where he met Presbytera Katherine. Presbytera Katherine, at the time, was a student at the Johannes Gutenberg University. She is from Arequipa, Peru, they married in 2006.
Fr. Nick was born December 11, 1961. He grew up at St. Nicholas Church in Detroit where he met and married Presvytera Liza in 1989. They have fostered children and are blessed with 3 children, Nicholas, Anna and Irini. Presvytera has a degree as a Legal Assistant and has worked at the Department of Religious Ed in Boston.
Fr. Paul was born in Chicago, IL in 1951 and ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Pro-Cathedral of St. Michael, Hammond, IN on January 20, 2001 by His Eminence Archbishop Vsevolod of the UOCUSA. He was incardinated into the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in 2009, and in 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit bestowed the office of Economos on him.
Fr. Tom Michalos holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology (1992) from Wayne State University, a Master of Divinity Degree (1995) from Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology, and Master Degree (2000) in Counselor Education from WSU. He is also a Licensed Counselor (LLPC) in the state of Michigan. Currently he is completing a school counseling internship at the International Academy of Macomb while beginning a Doctoral program in Counselor Education at WSU.
Fr. John Moutafis was born in Crete in 1945 to the late Mr. Marines and Athena Moutafis. As a young child Fr. John grew up just a few yards from the St. Panteleimon parish in Mania. As a young boy Fr. John served as an altar boy to the late Fr. Antonios Vrouvakis. In his teenage years he attended the Ecclesiastical school of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Hania. It was during this time that Fr. John learned Byzantine chant and liturgies. At the age of fifteen Father was the left chanter in his neighborhood parish.
Fr. Joshua, son of Fr. Harry and Presvytera Kerry Pappas, was raised in Minneapolis, MN and attended college in North Carolina at Davidson, where he studied religion and economics. After graduation, he worked for three years at Liberty Mutual in White Plains, NY, while continuing to discern a call to ministry. In 2011, he left Liberty Mutual and enrolled at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA.
Reverend Father Nicholas Pathenos graduated from Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology, M.Div. in 1980. He was in the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He has done post-graduate coursework toward his Doctorate Dissertation in Philosophy at the University of Illinois from 1986-1990.
Father Nicholas began his career as an assistant priest for two years at Annunciation Cathedral in Denver. He then became the pastor of St. Nicholas Church in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1983-1986.
Rev. Teodor Petrutiu was born on March 4, 1969 in Sibiu, Romania. He has been married to Presbytera Roxana for 17 years and they have two daughters: Nicole 7 and Irene 5.
Fr. Teodor graduated from the University of Sibiu, Romania, Faculty of Theology in 1992 with a M.Div. and continued with three years of Doctoral studies at the same University with a specialty in Old Testament.
Father Vasilios was born in 1963 to Demetrios and Maria Pliakas, of Athens, Greece.
He attended Eastern Michigan University where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1987 and a master's degree in Technology Management and Assessment in 1990. In 1998, he completed a master's degree in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix.
Alex was born in 1979 in Sibiu, Romania to Eugen and Monica Radulescu. He attended the “Simion Stefan” High School of Theology in the city of Alba Iulia, graduating in 1999. Coming back to his hometown, he enrolled at the “Andrei Saguna” Institute of Theology where he graduated with a University Degree in Pastoral Theology in 2003.
Following a visit in the fall of 2002 to Detroit, Alex decided to further his studies at the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Major Seminary, applying for a M.A. degree in Theology. During his time at the Sacred Heart, he volunteered as a chanter at the St. George Romanian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, Michigan. Upon presenting his M.A. thesis "St. Gregory Palamas: Controversy and Reception in the 14th Century," he graduated with honors in May 2006.
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.
Reverend Deacon Benjamin Rossiter was ordained to the Holy Diaconate March 10, 2019 by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and has been assigned to the Church of the Annunciation in Buffalo, NY.
Fr. Soterios Rousakis is the eldest son of Rev. Fr. James and Presvytera Vasiliki
Rousakis and was born on August 11, 1972, in Atlanta, GA. Since his father is a priest, he
moved to different cities from time to time, leaving Atlanta, GA for Portland, ME,
Indianapolis, IN and finally Clearwater, FL, In 1975, while living in Portland, ME, a
second son was born, Leonidas, prior to the family moving to Indianapolis.
Fr. Jarrod serves as the Parish Priest of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
A native Arkansan, Fr. Jarrod was received into the Orthodox Church in 2005 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock. In 2010, he entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts graduating with the professional degree of Master of Divinity, with high distinction. Fr. Jarrod also completed the advanced theological research degree of Master of Theology at Holy Cross, graduating with highest distinction.
John Sakellariou was born in 1982 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first of two sons to the late Zaharias and Eleni (Boustalis) Sakellariou.
Upon his graduation from high school in 2000, John attended the University of Cincinnati where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Technology in 2006.
Fr. Richard Scott was born July 12, 1950, as the first of three sons to Gleason Ninion and Helen (Dobrovolski) Scott.
He graduated Hickory High School (now Hermitage, PA.) and entered Christ the Savior Seminary in September of that year. He graduated with a licentiate of Theology May 1, 1973 and then married Marlene Ann Saloka of Johnston, PA on October 21 at Christ the Savior Cathedral.
Fr. Cosmin Sicoe was born and raised in Romania. He has been married to Presbytera Grigoreta since 1998 and they have two daughters: Sophia and Anna.