Clergy-Laity Assembly

2021 Metropolis of Chicago

Clergy-Laity Assembly

About the Assembly

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

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Additional Materials

Contact Us

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

The 2022 Metropolis of Chicago Clergy-Laity Special Assembly was held on December 29, 2022

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2021 Clergy-Laity Committee

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!