Youth Participation Activities Committee
The mission of this committee is to connect with the various youth committees and organizations in our communities, establish regular gatherings with them, help educate them on the religious freedom challenges facing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and instruct them on the various initiatives undertaken by the Order to successfully overcome these obstacles.
Nicholas J. Tranto
Steven G. Counelis
George K. Moutis
Pericles C. Siatis
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The Hon. Jeffery G. Chrones, Esq.
October 31, 2020
Judge Chrones states that he wishes to pay back to the Ecumenical Patriarchate the beneficence afforded years ago by the Ecumenical Patriarchate to his late father-in-law, Nikolaos Karnezos, who was born in Imbros. The Patriarchate paid for his father-in-law’s education, leading to a degree in physics from the University of Athens.
Judge Chrones and his wife have established a scholarship fund, in Mr. Karnezos’ name, for the benefit of the Patriarchate to educate young people. Thus far, $100,000 has been sent to the Patriarchate. Judge Chrones also has organized many fundraising events for the ministries of the Chicago Metropolis.
The Hon. Steven G. Counelis
October 31, 2021
Archon Hon. Counelis is Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California in the County of Riverside. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government, and with his Juris Doctor degree, from the University of San Francisco. As a college student, he served at the United States Supreme Court, in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice. Prior to being elected to the Superior Court in 2010, he served as a Deputy District Attorney for seventeen years. He has also served in a number of parish leadership roles. In 2016 he was elected by the Metropolis Assembly to serve on the Metropolis Council, and has done so to the present. Archon Counelis and his wife Stacia have served as the Conference Advisors to the Young Adult League (YAL) Conference Ministry of the Metropolis of San Francisco since its renaissance in 2018, and continue to guide in the execution and planning of the annual Conference.
Nicholas G. Loutsion, VMD
March 09, 2003
Dr. Loutsion has served the Archdiocese of America in many capacities. Archdiocese Council Member since 1998 originally serving on the Religious Education Committee and currently is serving as a Co-chair of the Marriage and Family Committee since 2012. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of HCHC 2012-2016. He is a member of L100 since 2007.
Dr. Loutsion has served on the Pittsburgh Metropolis (Diocese) Council since 1996, Executive Committee since 2002, and as Vice President of the Metropolis since 2007. He Chaired Metropolitan Maximos retirement reception. He served as the Enthronement Committee Co-Chair (Metropolitan Savas Enthronement). He currently chairs the new Metropolis Center Chapel Committee and serves on the Building Committee of the new Metropolis Center. He is a member of the Byzantine Choir of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh since 1998. Served on the Adelphaton Committee of the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, PA
He served on the parish council of All Saints Church in Canonsburg, PA. For over 20 years and as Parish Council President 1996-1997. He was the Co-Chairman of the All Saints Consecration Committee, Tanzania Sister Parish Project, and Chairs the Iconography Committee. Dr. Loutsion has been a chanter at All Saints since 1982 and the parish Protopsaltis since 1995. He has directed the youth choir and has served as a Sunday school teacher.
Dr. Loutsion has a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. For his graduate work, he attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He owned and operated a 6 doctor Equine Practice in western Pennsylvania for 41 years. He also currently owns and operates the CHF Equine Extended Care and Breeding Facility in Canonsburg, PA since 1977.
Dr Loutsion is the Past Supreme President of the Pan-Rhodian Society of America and the first recipient of the International Rhodian of the year award. He is a member of AHEPA, the PanCretan Assn of America, and the American Hellenic Institute.
In 1976, he married Susan Ann Mertz. They have two children Alexandra Loutsion and Alyssa (Niko) Kyritsis and one grandson Nicholas. They reside in Canonsburg, PA
October 31, 2010
Archon Mihalopoulos has been a major benefactor in the relocation of parish church and has served extensively at the the Parish Council. He has also been a member of Leadership 100 and active in local charities (Goodwill and Austin Street Shelter).
Archon Mihalopoulos is an estate developer. He and his wife were married in 1994.
October 21, 2012
Archon Palmieri has been a major contributor to his parish and to the Holy Metropolis of New Jersey. He has also served on the Archdiocesan Finance Committee.
Archon Palmieri is the owner of a large warehousing and freight distribution company.
Gregory G. Papadeas, D.O.
November 01, 2009
Archon Papadeas is a fulfilled member of Leadership 100, a member of the Archdiocesan Council since 2006, and a great benefactor of the Holy Metropolis of Denver and its ministries, including the St. George Monastery). Beginning in 2005, he has also volunteered as Medical Director of the Archdiocesan Ionian Youth Camp in Greece. In 1987 he participated in the first ever medical mission team sent by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Kenya.
Archon Papadeas is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BS in Zoology (1983) and a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1988). He is recognized as one of the leading dermatologists in the Denver area. He is the recipient of many awards and the author of many medical publications on dermatology. In 1983-1984, he also played professional basketball in Greece.
Archon Papadeas and his wife, Stellee, were married in 1989 and they have four children.
October 19, 2014
Archon Polos has served extensively on the New Jersey Metropolis Council.
Archon Polos is a freeholder of the New Jersey Middlesex County. He is also active in property management.
Dr. Terry Sarantou, M.D.
October 31, 2020
Notwithstanding his very busy practice, Dr. Sarantou has lived his Orthodox faith. He has participated in pilgrimages to Mt. Athos and Jerusalem. In addition to his many activities at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, he was a founding member of the St. Luke Church and helped underwrite the priest’s salary. At the St. Nektarios Church he launched the “Prayer for the Cure” event to provide healing and comfort to patients and their families dealing with cancer. He provides medical care to visiting Orthodox clergy and is a member of the Atlanta Metropolis Holy Unmercenaries Society, which is dedicated to blending healthcare with Christian outreach.
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