Father Dean Hountalas was born in Aurora, IL. Father Dean earned a Diploma with Honors from the Marmion Military Academy and a BA with Honors from Aurora (IL.) University.
He attended the Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA, earning a M.Div. with Distinction in 1980. He completed further studies at the United States Army Chaplain School at Ft. Monmouth, NJ and Counselor Training at Financial Peace University in Brentwood, TN.
Father Philemon Karamanos was born to Nicholas and Zaharoula Karamanos in the village of Pyrgos, Kalamata, Greece on March 27, 1937. He came to the United States in 1956 and attended Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline from 1958-1964 graduating Cum Laude. Furthering his studies Father Philemon graduated from Syracuse University, New York, 1967 and later attended the University of Detroit receiving a M.A. in New Testament in 1972.
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.
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 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 on February 28, 1951 and ordained to the Holy Priesthood at the Pro-Cathedral of St. Michael, Hammond, IN on January 20, 2001 by Archbishop Vsevolod of the UOCUSA.
On June 6, 2004, he was awarded the Epigonation by Archbishop Vsevolod at St. Volodymr Cathedral in Chicago.
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.
Father Catalin was born in Timisoara, Romania, on September 18, 1962.
He attended “Ioan Popasu” Orthodox Theological Seminary in Caransebes, Romania, 1980-1985. He went on to the “Andrei Saguna” Theological Academy in Sibiu, Romania, completing his studies in 1990. Currently, Father is completing his PhD at the same Theological Academy.
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. Athansios was born on August 4, 1941, in Cincinnati, OH to Zaphira Orphanos and George N.
Father received his high-school education from Hughes High-School in Cincinnati, OH and earned a B.A. from Heidelberg College, and took a M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Kent State University.
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.
Fr. 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, Fr. 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.
Fr. Jarrod Russell serves as the Parish Priest of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Jamestown, New York. He previously served as the Assistant Priest of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel, Indiana.
A native Arkansan, Fr. Jarrod was received into the Orthodox Church at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock in 2005. He entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2010, 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. Mark Sietsema was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Spyridon in May 1998 and thereafter served at the Archdiocese. In July 2000 he was ordained a presbyter by Archbishop Demetrios and assigned to Holy Trinity in Lansing, MI. In December 2009 Metropolitan Nicholas awarded him the Offikion of Oikonomos.