Fr. David Smith was born January 19, 1959 in Syracuse, NY. His education was at Drew University (BA), Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (DMin). He and Presbytera Donna, also a Syracuse native, married in 1983, and became Orthodox in 1988. They have four children, Caleb (soldier in Afghanistan), Jesse (artist in NYC), Ana (working in Syracuse), and Lucy (student at Ithaca College). Presbytera Donna is an iconographer and picture framer, and an avid gardener.
Father Ciprian was born on June 11, 1980 in Sibiu, Romania. He was raised in a priestly family, his father being a priest for more than 34 years. After attending the local schools, he enrolled in the Faculty of Theology, where he completed two years of theological studies. In January 2002, he transferred to the Hellenic College in Boston, from which he graduated in May 2005 with the highest distinction. In May 2007, Father Ciprian graduated Holy Cross School of Theology with high distinction, obtaining a degree in Master of Divinity.
Father Tasikas was born on January 9, 1940 in Drosopigi, Florina (Greece). He graduated the Hellenic College in 1964 and the Holy Cross School of Theology in 1967.
Father is married to Presbytera Sofia (Melliou) and they have 3 children: Danny, Vasilios, Grigorios; and five grandchildren.
Fr. Theoharis was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 2, 1942 and was educated in the Milwaukee school system graduateding in June of 1960, studying engineering for two year before enrolling at Holy Cross in September, 1962 and graduated June 1969. He also studied at the University of Thessaloniki as a graduate student from September 1969 to June 1971.
Father Simon Thomas graduated from Hellenic College in 1997, and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2000. A native of California, Father Simon was raised at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto, CA. He attended UC Davis as a Pre-Med student out of high school, but was called to the Priesthood after two years of study.
Fr. Michael Varlamos was born in Highland Park, Michigan on August 14, 1962. He graduated from Livonia Bentley High School in 1980. He pursued studies in electrical engineering at Schoolcraft College and Lawrence Technological University. Before completing his engineering studies Fr. Michael decided to seek studies in Orthodox Theology at the Hellenic College in Brookline, MA where he received several academic honors. He graduated in 1987 as Valedictorian of his class with a BA in Religious Studies.
Born November 13, 1925 in New Orleans, LA enrolled in 1942 at age 16 at Holy Cross in Pomfret, he was ordained October 26, 1948. He served for one year in Louisville, KY, and five in Huntington, WV. In 1955 he was assigned to the Memphis Annunciation Church where he served until 1991.
Born in 1977 in South Bend, IN, Fr. Andrew Walsh graduated from Hellenic College in May 2003 and then enrolled in Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. In May of 2004 he graduated from Holy Cross with an M.Div with high honors. On August 14th 2004 Father Andrew was ordained by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago to the Holy Diaconate at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church in South Bend, IN. He was later ordained a priest by Metropolitan Alexios on December 19th 2004 in Charlotte, NC at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Father Philip E. Yanulis was born on June 8, 1951 in Syracuse, NY. After graduating West Genesee High School June, 1969, he attending Syracuse University and received a Bachelor Degree in Music in May, 1973.
Father Philip was accepted in the Master of Divinity Program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He attended that school from September, 1973 to May, 1976.