St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church - Parish Council

The Parish Council is composed of faithful men and women who are dedicated Orthodox Christians and who sacrifice their time, talents, and resources for the Church. We represent the parish, as clergy and laity together, and seek to fulfill the mission ascribed to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Our Church is always in individuals who wish to serve on the Council. Please express your desire to serve by sending us an email !

Members of the 2024 Parish Council

Father Andrew Karamitos, Presiding Priest

Executive Board

  • Mr. Anthony Kroll, President
  • Mr. John Argiris, 1st Vice President
  • Mr. Ari Smith, 2nd Vice President
  • Mrs. Janice Novick, Secretary
  • Miss. Angela Kalamaras, Assistant Secretary
  • Mr. Zack Frangiadakis, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Matina Caribacas, Assistant Treasurer

Board Members

  • Mr. George Velianoff
  • Mr. George Karas
  • Mr. George Kontos
  • Mr. Barry Lymperopoulos
  • Mr. Dennis Spyratos
  • Mr. Jeff Smith
  • Mr. Antonis Theodorou
  • Mrs. Chrysoula Zannis

Joining the parish council of a Greek Orthodox Church can be a deeply fulfilling experience for several reasons:

Service to Community: Serving on the parish council allows you to actively contribute to the well-being and growth of your local Greek Orthodox community. You'll have the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes that shape the direction and activities of the church, ensuring it remains a vital and vibrant center for worship, fellowship, and outreach.

Spiritual Growth: Being involved in the workings of the church provides a unique opportunity for spiritual growth and development. Through your service on the council, you'll deepen your understanding of Orthodox teachings and traditions, as well as strengthen your personal connection to your faith.

Stewardship: Serving on the parish council is an expression of stewardship, a way to give back to the church that has provided spiritual guidance and support to you and your community. By volunteering your time and talents, you'll help ensure that the church remains a welcoming and nurturing environment for future generations.

Leadership Development: Serving on the parish council offers valuable opportunities for leadership development. You'll learn how to work collaboratively with others, make decisions that benefit the community as a whole, and effectively communicate with parishioners and clergy.

Community Building: The parish council plays a crucial role in fostering a sense of community within the church. Through your involvement, you'll have the chance to organize events and activities that bring parishioners together, creating bonds of friendship and support that extend beyond the walls of the church.

Making a Difference: As a member of the parish council, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Whether it's organizing charitable initiatives, maintaining the church facilities, or planning worship services, your contributions help ensure that the church remains a source of inspiration and support for all who seek it.

Overall, joining the parish council of a Greek Orthodox Church offers a unique opportunity to serve, grow, and make a meaningful impact within your faith community. Our Church is always in individuals who wish to serve on the Council. Please express your desire to serve by sending us an email !