Our Parish Council

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.”

Paul Adamopoulos, President

Chris Kime, V. President

Ash Azer, Treasurer

Stephan Papadopoulos, Secretary

Jenna Copeland

Gus Galanis

Phil Hieger

Christine Panagopoulos

Elaine Reidl

George Vardakis

Tigist Yemenu

Setting An Example for the Parish 
The duties of a parish council member ( UPR Ch 2, Article XII ) include regular attendance at divine services and participation in the sacramental life of the Church, “…thereby setting an example for the parish.” To set an example for the parish will require that we overcome the stereotype of the parish council member who is rarely seen in church. It is easy to be like Martha -- Jesus, the Son of God, came to dinner and Martha spent the entire time in the kitchen “anxious and troubled about many things.”

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.

Parish Council Seminar

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