The purpose of the Clergy-Laity Assembly is to bring together, under the care of our hierarch, Metropolitan Nathanael, all ordained and lay leaders from within the Metropolis to discuss and decide important matters affecting the life, growth, and unity of the Church, its ministries, finances, and philanthropic concerns.
The Assembly provides an environment in which our clergymen and lay representatives can come together in worship and fellowship to exchange knowledge and ideas, share best practices and, ultimately, make informed decisions that benefit and further the mission of the Metropolis.




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Strategic Planning

For questions regarding the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago's 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly, please contact Vicki Karl, Executive Director of the Metropolis of Chicago at (312) 736-2280 or via email at [email protected].


His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael

His Grace Bishop Timothy of Hexamilion

Vicki Karl, Metropolis Executive Director

Father Douglas Papulis, Co-host Parish Priest, St. Nicholas - St. Louis, MO

Father Achilles Karathanos, Co-host Parish Priest, SS. Constantine & Helen - Swansea, IL

Father Michael Arbanas, Co-host Parish Priest, St. Nicholas - St. Louis, MO

Father Michael Monos, Parish Priest, St. Luke the Evangelist - Columbia, MO

Helen Carey, Co-chair, St. Nicholas - St. Louis, MO

Carol Kamburis, Co-chair, St. Nicholas - St. Louis, MO

John Siampos, Co-host Parish, SS. Constantine & Helen - Swansea, IL

Father Dimitri Tobias, Member, Metropolis Council

James Lakerdas, Member, Metropolis Council

Mark Dinos, Member, Metropolis Council




  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and Philoptochos Chapter 2055


  • Lena Angelos & Family: In Memory of Tom K. Angelos and Demetrios Angelos

  • Thomas and Ann Antoniou Charitable Fund

  • The Carey Family: Dennis, Helen, Nicholas, Andrew, Alexandra, Brennon & Eleni

  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Libertyville, Illinois

  • Dr. Stilianos Efstratiadis, Archon Hypomimneskon and Leadership 100 Member

  • George & Diane Ellis

  • Dr. Tom Stamos & Dr. Eugenia Kardaris

  • Arlene Siavelis Kehl & Katherine G. Siavelis

  • Mike’s Automotive 

  • Fr. Michael Monos/Newrome Press

  • Fr. Doug & Presbytera Christina Papulis 

  • Saint Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church of Glenview, Illinois

  • Metropolis of Chicago’s Philoptochos Society 

  • Perry Siatis

  • Mr. & Mrs. George Tarlas and Family 

  • Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church of Duluth, Minnesota

  • Isidoros & Jacqueline Vardaros



  • All Saints Greek Orthodox Church of Peoria, Illinois

  • Andrew Efthim Jr.

  • Dr. A.K. Dagartzikas, Archon Hypomimneskon and Leadership 100 Member

  • Michael and Georgia Ferretti

  • Andrew E. Galakatos MD

  • Gus Pablecas & John Manos, Metropolis of Chicago Archons Regional Commanders

  • Dr. & Mrs. William Shisko



  • Christina Anastas

  • Joan T. Berg

  • Helen & Dennis Carey

  • Lisa Danko

  • Christina & Tom Ginos

  • Carol Kamburis

  • James Lakerdas

  • Christa Mastorakos

  • Mary C. Mastorakos

  • Fr. Michael Monos/Newrome Press

  • Linda Nicozisin/This 'n That Embroidery

  • Gina Russon/HALO Branded Solutions

  • Stacy & Byron Smyrniotis/Mound City Shelled Nut Company

  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of St. Louis, Missouri

  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Chapter 2055


The Metropolis of Chicago thanks the sponsors of the 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly for their generous support!