I AM A PRESBYTER of Jesus Christ’s Church, canonically ordained and serving in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, an eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. I serve as the proïstamenos (chief presbyter) at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Broadly speaking, my interests lie in the areas of liturgics, spiritual direction, and the cultivation of a traditional Orthodox Christian ethos in a twenty-first century American context.
The content of this site is my own, except where otherwise noted. Should the content presented here fall short with regard to the teachings of the Orthodox Christian Faith, it should not be considered a reflection of my parish, colleagues, superiors, or the ecclesiastical institutions to which I am bound, but of my own deficiencies.
The aim of this site is a) to provide me with a personal web presence, and b) to be an extension of my ministry. However, it is not a venue for personalized or private pastoral engagement or attention, beyond general inquiries or for fielding prayer requests and the like. I only perform ecclesiastical services—sacramental or otherwise—as coordinated and administered in the normal ecclesiastical life of the local parish community I serve, or as otherwise directed by my superiors, according to the canonical regulations of the Orthodox Church.
A Biographical Note
In June of 2017, I was assigned to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Flushing, NY, where I was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace, Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, and in July to the Holy Presbyterate by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, Geron (Elder) of America.
In October 2020, I accepted assignment to the parish of St. Nektarios in Charlotte, NC. That November, I was installed as proïstamenos by His Grace, Bishop Sevastianos of Zelon. In December, I was bestowed the dignities of Confessor/Spiritual Father (Exomologos/Pneumatikos) and Protopresbyter by His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta.
I am a 2014 graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (M.Div.; Cert. Byzantine Music). My undergraduate studies were in Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University (B.A., 2002).
In addition to my pastoral responsibilities, I am a board member of The Liturgical Arts Academy, and have served as its chaplain since 2018. I also have produced some English adaptations and translations of Greek liturgical, ecclesiastical, and academic texts. I have participated in a number of choral performances and recordings of Orthodox liturgical (Byzantine) music since 2011.
I am a native of Portsmouth, Virginia; my wife and I reside in Charlotte, NC.