Federal and State Governmental Affairs Committee

This committee will provide critical grassroots support at both the state and federal levels for Congressional and legislative initiatives on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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

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Clifford Argue

Eftaxias

San Francisco

October 10, 2004

Mark S. Boardman, Esq.

Ekdikos

Atlanta

October 20, 2019

Justin Bozonelis

Kastrinsios

Direct Archdiocesan District

October 22, 2017

Justin K. Bozonelis of the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral in Manhattan, NY, was invested as Archon in 2017 and conferred with the offikion Kastrinsios.

Archon Bozonelis is a member of Leadership 100, where he serves on the Board of Directors and on the Grants Committee. He has extensively participated in the life of the Archdiocesan Cathedral, beginning during his college years and thereafter, including his service on the Cathedral Board. He has also frequently chaired fundraising events for the Cathedral and worked with the youth.

Archon Bozonelis is a Managing Director of a large financial services company. He is the son of Archon Ekdikos Theodore Bozonelis.

Robert A. Buhler

Referendarios

Chicago

October 28, 2018

Constantine G. Caras, Esq.

Skevophylax

New Jersey

March 08, 1998

Frank D. Catrickes

Kastrinsios

Boston

October 31, 2020

Mr. Catrickes, a member of Leadership 100, is the son of Archon Demetrios Catrickes. He offers much time to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, where he serves as an active member of the OCMC Board. A cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance, Mr. Catrickes is an executive of Wellington Financial Management.

Paul Chiligiris

Nomophylax

Chicago

October 31, 2010

Paul G. Chiligiris of Annuciation Church in Decatur, IL, was invested as Archon in 2010 and conferred with the offikion Nomophylax.

Archon Chiligiris has served as President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Parish Council. He also supports the Niagara Foundation in the promotion of the dialogue with the Turkish people.

Archon Chiligiris graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1989), from the Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, IL, (1984), and from the Saint Luis University School of Law in St. Luis, MO, (1992) with a JD. He was admitted at the Bar of Illinois in 1992. He is an attorney at law, specialized in Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy.

Archon Chiligiris and his wife, Amy, were married in 1997.

Zenon Christodoulou, Ph.D.

Skevophylax

New Jersey

October 16, 2016

Zenon Christodoulou of the Holy Trinity Church in Westfield, NJ, was invested as Archon in 2016 and conferred with the offikion Skevophylax.

Archon Christodoulou is a management consultant. He also owns a lithograph business, servicing the printing needs of the Holy Metropolis of New Jersey at no cost to the Metropolis.

Demetrios Constantinides

Referendarios

Atlanta

April 03, 2016

Jon Couchell

Dikaiophylax

Atlanta

October 21, 2012

Jonathan J. Couchell of St. Nicholas Church in Spartanburg, SC, was invested as Archon in 2011 and conferred with the offikion Dikaiophylax.

Archon Couchell has served as President and Treasurer of the Parish Council and as member of the Metropolis of Atlanta Council. He is also a benefactor and supporter of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, the St. Photios Shrine, and IOCC.

Harry Dimopoulos, Ph.D.

Hartophylax

Atlanta

October 28, 2018

Anastasius Efstratiades, J.D.

Hypomnematografos

New Jersey

October 19, 2014

Anastasius Efstratiades of the St. Thomas Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, was invested as Archon in 2014 and conferred with the offikion Hypomnematografos.

Archon Efstratiades has offered his legal services to his parish on a pro bono basis. He has also been influential in the formation of the New Jersey Federation of Hellenic Societies, of which he was the first president. The Federation is an umbrella body for lay organizations in the Holy Metropolis of New Jersey.

Archon Efstratiades is a practicing attorney.

James A. Frangis

Notarios

Atlanta

October 20, 2019

Isidoros Garifalakis

Depoutatos

San Francisco

October 10, 2004

A parishioner of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, Archon Garifalakis was invested as Archon on October 10, 2004 and conferred with the offikion Depoutatos.

Archon Garifalakis is the principal owner of Omega Industries, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, where he operates the largest main line railroad crossing supplier in the United States. His company also manufactures dredging parts and a variety of fabricated steel products at their four plants located throughout the US. He is a member of the Metropolis Council for the Metropolis of San Francisco, where he chairs the Fundraising and Development Committee. He and his family are generous supporters of their parish in Portland, of the Saint John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, WA, and Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA. Archon Garifalakis currently serves as a member of the Archdiocesan Council, a position he has held for several years. He and Maria are also fulfilled members of Leadership 100.

David Gdovin

Depoutatos

Detroit

October 31, 2010

David P. Gdovin of St. Michael Church in Binghampton, NY, was invested as Archon in 2010 and conferred with the offikion Depoutatos.

Archon Gdovin has served extensively at the parish council. He has also been a member of the Metropolis Youth Organization and a delegate to Metropolis Clergy Laity Conferences.

Archon Gdovin is a specialist in OMCM computer sciences. He and his wife were married in 1967.

Stephen A. Georgeson, Esq.

Ekdikos

Atlanta

March 09, 2003

Dr. John Grossomanides, Jr.

Hartoularios

Boston

January 01, 2012

George Horiates

Notarios

New Jersey

October 21, 2012

George G. Horiates of the St. Thomas Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, was invested as Archon in 2012 and conferred with the offikion Notarios.

Archon Horiatis has extensively served on the Parish Council He has also been a major contributor to the Holy Metropolis of New Jersey.

Archon Horiates is practicing attorney.

Elias A. Iliadis, MD

Exarchos

Direct Archdiocesan District

October 31, 2021

Theodore Klingos

Referendarios

Direct Archdiocesan District

November 01, 2009

Theodore P. Klingos of the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral in Manhattan, NY, was invested as Archon in 2009 and conferred with the offikion Referendarios.

Archon Klingos has serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Archdiocesan Cathedral. He has also taught Sunday School at the Cathedral for seven years and participated in all Cathedral youth programs. He is a founding member of the Board of the Archdiocesan Youth Choir and has taken a lead role in the Youth Choir ministry for many years, including Youth Choir performances during Patriarchal visits to the United States.

Archon Klingos is a graduate of Pace University with a BA in Finance (1983). He has more than 31 years of experience in the financial services industry with institutions including Fidelity Investments, Citibank, and The Chase Manhattan Bank.

Archon Klingos and his wife, Linda Ann, have one daughter.

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