Metropolitan Gerasimos, Board President

Met Gerasimos NEWHis Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos was born in Kalamata, Greece. Upon successful completion of his elementary and secondary school education in Greece, he immigrated to the United States and continued his education, earning the following degrees:

1973 – B.A., Hellenic College, Brookline, Massachusetts
1976 – M.Div., Holy Cross School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts
1986 – Masters in Counseling and School Psychology, Boston College
1993 – Doctorate in Counseling and School Psychology, Boston College

In 1977 he joined the administration of Hellenic College/Holy Cross, serving as Registrar until 1979. He was ordained to the Diaconate in 1979 and served as Archdeacon to His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos until 1996. Concurrently, he was appointed Dean of Students at Hellenic College/Holy Cross from 1980 until 1999. In December 2001, he was elected Bishop of Krateia by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. In 2005 he moved from Boston to San Francisco to serve the Church as the Metropolitan of San Francisco.

Ministry Team Leadership

Fr. Aris Metrakos, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, San Francisco, California
Fr. Andrew Barakos, Assumption, Scottsdale, Arizona
Fr. Photios Dumont*, St. Demetrios, Seattle, Washington
Fr. Gerasimos Markopoulos, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Eugene, Oregon
Cliff Argue*, St. Demetrios, Seattle, Washington
Connie Contes, Holy Trinity, Phoenix, Arizona
Lisa Buck, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Mission, Roseburg, Oregon

* Denotes a Founding Member serving since 1991. 

Former Directors
Thomaida Hudanish,  2017-2021
Fr. Theoodore Dorrance,  2010-2017
Catherine Lingas,  1991-201o