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.

Chair:
Nicholas J. Tranto

Vice Chair:
Steven G. Counelis
George K. Moutis
Pericles C. Siatis

If you are an Archon and want to become involved in the Archon Engagement Committees, please contact Archon Stephen A. Georgeson, Chair.

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Soterios T. Argeroplos

Eftaxias

Direct Archdiocesan District

October 31, 2021

Robert A. Buhler

Referendarios

Chicago

October 28, 2018

The Hon. Steven G. Counelis

Nomophylax

San Francisco

October 31, 2021

A parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Anaheim, California, the Hon. Steven G. Counelis was invested as an Archon by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 31, 2021 and conferred with the offikion Nomophylax.

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.

Fotios Frangakis

Skevophylax

Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

Theodore M. Kakoyiannis, JD

Dikaiophylax

Direct Archdiocesan District

October 31, 2021

George S. Kounoupis, Esq.

Dikaiophylax

Pittsburgh

October 09, 2022

Nicholas G. Loutsion, VMD

Aktouarios

Pittsburgh

March 09, 2003

Dr. Nicholas G. Loutsion was invested as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in March of 2003 and conferred with the offikion of Aktouarios. He has been a member of the National Council of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle since 2005 and has served the National Council as the Chairman of the Archon Regional Commander Liaison Committee since its inception in 2006. In 2006, he represented the Order as an NGO presenter at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE-HDIM) comprised of 54 European nations, the US, Canada and 15 other nations around the world in Warsaw, Poland. In 2006 he co-authored the PA House of Representatives Resolution No. 876 in defense of Religious Freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The resolution, only second in the country after New Jersey, was passed through the efforts of Representative Tim Solobay and associates and was subsequently personally presented to the Ecumenical Patriarch by National Commander Limberakis. He has made three trips to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in support of religious freedom for the Mother Church. In 1997 he served on the committee for the Patriarchal visit to the Pittsburgh Metropolis.

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

Frank Mihalopoulos

Depoutatos

Denver

October 31, 2010

Frank Mihalopoulos of Holy Trinity Church in Dallas, TX, was invested as Archon in 2010 and conferred with the offikion Depoutatos. He coordinated the Patriarchal visitation to Dallas, TX, in 1997 and he was influential in arranging the honorary doctorate for His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, from Southern Methodist University (SMU) during the 1997 Patriarchal visitation.

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.

Girard J. Mitchell

Exarchos

Atlanta

October 20, 2019

George K. Moutis

Hartophylax

Direct Archdiocesan District

October 31, 2021

Anthony Palmieri

Depoutatos

New Jersey

October 21, 2012

Anthony Palmieri of St. Luke Church in Broomall, PA, was invested as Archon in 2012 and conferred with the offikion Depoutatos.

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.

Aktouarios

Denver

November 01, 2009

Dr. Gregory G. Papadeas of the Assumption of the Theotokos Cathedral in Denver, CO, was invested as Archon in 2009 and conferred with the offikion Aktouarios.

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.

Demetrios Polos

Hieromnimon

New Jersey

October 19, 2014

James Polos of the St. George Church in Piscataway, NJ, and of the St. Nicholas Church in New York, NY, was invested as Archon in 2014 and conferred with the offikion Hieromnimon.

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.

Charles P. Sandilos, Esq.

Ekdikos

New Jersey

October 09, 2022

Dr. Terry Sarantou, M.D.

Hartoularios

Atlanta

October 31, 2020

Dr. Sarantou is a prominent surgical oncologist, who often has been invited to speak at medical conferences nationally and internationally. He is prominent in many medical organizations.

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.

James N. Schooley, DDS

Aktouarios

Pittsburgh

October 09, 2022

John C. Scurtis

Hartoularios

Atlanta

October 28, 2007

John Scurtis of St. Sophia Cathedral in Miami, FL, was invested as Archon in 10/28/2007 and conferred with the offikion Hartoularios.

Archon Scurtis is a licensed real estate broker in Miami.

Constantine Sideridis

Proto Notarios

Boston

October 18, 2015

Constantine Sideridis of the St. George Church in Lynn, MA, was invested as Archon in 2015 and conferred with the offikion Protonotarios.

Archon Sideridis has served on the parish council. He is the stewardship chairman of the parish and a fulfilled member of Leadership 100. He also supports the Boston Metropolis Summer Camp.

Archon Sideridis is a trained engineer, who owns a company that creates ceramics from inorganic nonmetallic materials, which are then used for industrial purposes.

Paul Sogotis

Orphanotrofos

San Francisco

October 26, 2008

Archon Paul P. Sogotis was invested as Archon by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, former Geron of America, and conferred upon him the Offikion Orphanotrofos on October 26, 2008.

Archon Sogotis is president of the Parish Council for the Metropolis of San Francisco’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. He has also served on the Archdiocesan Council since 2006 and the Metropolis Council of San Francisco for several years. The Metropolis of San Francisco has sent Archon Sogotis to the Saint Photios National Shrine as its representative. Archon Sogotis president and owner of Pacific Coast Maritime Agencies, Inc. with offices located in the Ports of California, Oregon, and Washington State. He and his beloved wife Evangelia have two sons, Panayioti and Yianni. They reside in Burlingame, California.

Nicholas Terezis

Ekdikos

Pittsburgh

October 18, 2015

Archon Terezis was invested as Archon on October 18, 2015 and conferred with the offikion Ekdikos. He is the founding partner of Marathon Strategic Advisors, LLC, and has acted as the company’s President and Chief Investment Officer since its inception in 1999. Archon Terezis also currently serves as Chairman of the IOCC’s Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee. He is a Trustee of Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation; and an Investment Committee Member of his parish, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Steubenville, Ohio.

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