2020 Servant Leadership Award Recipients

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael created the Servant Leadership Awards as a way to honor lay stewards in our Metropolis who have demonstrated exceptional and innovative servant leadership, and whose service has inspired others to participate in the life of the Church. Each parish within the Metropolis was asked to select an individual from their parish to receive the Metropolis Bronze Cross in recognition of his or her outstanding servant leadership.

The Bronze Crosses were to have been bestowed on the recipients by the Metropolitan at the Servant Leadership Awards Banquet on May 1, 2020. However, COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions prevented that Banquet from being held. As a result, His Eminence decided to bring the Bronze Crosses to the recipients - either by visiting them at their homes or honoring them in their parishes.

Learn more about our 2020 Bronze Cross servant leaders in the words of their parish priests and fellow parishioners by reading their bios below.



Carole Yarovsky

A career educator, Carole Yarovsky is the ideal model of a steward of the church. As a child of a founding family of our parish, she has been involved in nearly every facet of parish ministry. Just over two decades ago, she was the founding chairperson of the Outreach Ministries Committee established by her pastor to renew, organize, expand and integrate all the ministry programs of the parish. Continuing as chair for over 20 years, Carole has reached out to involve and motivate parishioners in service to their community and church, identified and mentored new parish leaders, and developed new programs that benefited the parish financially and spiritually. She handed over the reins of the committee just a few years ago, but she remains the Parish Life Coordinator for our committee, responsible for overseeing social activities, staffing our welcoming and hosting teams, and other annual events for the welfare of her church.

To view a full list of our recipients, please click here. More biographies will be released after each recipient receives their Bronze Cross from Metropolitan Nathanael through home visits.