The Parish Council is the administrative body of our church community elected for the purpose of working together with the Parish Priest in fulfilling the mission and goals of this particular community. Together, both the clergy and laity seek by the grace of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission entrusted to them to live and proclaim the Holy Gospel and the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. Historically, clergy and laity have worked together in dealing with matters of the Church’s life. The Parish Council is an example of the synergy of clergy and laity; it is a vehicle for implementing the ongoing mission of the Church and planning the necessary strategies, policies, procedures, and activities that will enable the Parish to move forward in accomplishing God’s work.
Parish Council members generally serve a term of one to three years. They are active in the liturgical life of the Church, including attendance and participation in the Sunday Divine Liturgies, and other services. Members participate in these services frequently and regularly. Members of the Parish Council operate according to the theology and practices of the Holy Orthodox Church; set good examples of Orthodox Christian Stewardship, including the offering of time and talents to the church, as well as sacrificial monetary support. The Parish Council holds regular meetings once a month, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm, and special meetings as needed. Members chair a standing or special committee, and/or serve as an officer of the council.
Parish Council Officers
Chair, Jumana Misleh
Vice Chair, Ken Bailey
Council Secretary, Samer Korkor
Treasurer, Michael El-Hage
The Parish Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Malooley Board Room on the lower level of the church.
Andrew James (A.J.) Woods
Building & Grounds – Abe Fanoney, Sam Khalil, Michele Forzley
Charities – Carol Laham
Finance – Frank Abdo, Michael El-Hage, Sami Boulos, Carol Laham, Abe Fanoney, George Salem
Hall Rental – Michele Forzley, Ken Bailey, A.J. Wood, George Rados, Jr.
Stewardship – Zeina Manasseh, Serene Jweied, Algi Peichocinski
Technology – Ken Bailey, Deacon Christian Manasseh, George Zoto
Outreach - Paula Massouh, Nabil Emad
Security - Michael Bosworth, James Isaac