In much the same way, parish council members represent their parish and the Orthodox Christian faith. As leaders of the community, parish council members are on the front lines and are able to have a long-term effect on their parish. To serve on the parish council is a ministry and those who serve are called to represent Christ to all whom they meet in all aspects of life.

Mission of the Parish Council

The mission of the parish as defined in the Uniform Parish Regulations – and therefore the mission of the Parish Council – is “… to keep, practice and proclaim the Orthodox Christian Faith pure and undefiled.”

Ambassadors of Faith

For non-Orthodox as well as for inactive Orthodox Christians, entering an Orthodox church can be a very uncomfortable, intimidating experience. Research has shown that non-believers attend church at least once each year, and when they attend, they are profoundly affected by their first impressions.

A Commitment to Serve

In the Oath of Office, the parish council members affirm that they “…will fulfill faithfully and sincerely the duties and obligations required of a member of the Parish Council….” No contract is signed, but a promise is made which rests on the shared commitment of all council members to serve the Church, which is the Body of Christ on earth. We are His hands, feet, eyes and more. To serve on the council is a ministry and a mission. We are called to use the gifts with which we have been blessed to carry out the work of the Church.

2018 Parish Council

President Pete Simon
Vice President Lear Miltiades
Secretary Connie Preston
Treasurer Gabrielle Franklin
George Donkar
Alexander Koukoulas Pete Mastopoulos
Tony Morris
Billy Norse Constantinos Papaconstantinou
Leslye Phillips
Peggy Pittas
George Polites
Michael Roach
Tom Sideris

 

 


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