2023 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.

The theme of the 2023 Clergy-Laity/Philoptochos Assembly is:  Trust in God: “…God who began a good work in you will surely complete it…” (Phillipians 1:6).

View CLA Presentations    View CLA Recap Press Release

View CLA 2023 Agenda

Nominations – Candidate Profiles

The 2023 Clergy Laity Assembly will include elections of laity members to the Archdiocesan Council, Metropolis Council, and Metropolis Audit Committee.

Candidate profiles are released in advance to give voting participants ample time to make informed choices.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Developing and executing an event for our Metropolis of such significance and magnitude as the Clergy Laity Assembly takes time, creativity and resources from across the Metropolis.  We humbly ask for your support, and thank you for investing in the 2023 Assembly.

All sponsorship dollars raised will go directly to enhancing the content and organization of the CLA. 


Meridian Banquet & Conference Center

1701 W Algonquin Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 | (847) 952-8181

The Meridian Banquets is located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, approximately 30 miles northwest of the city of Chicago, and approximately 15 miles from O’Hare airport.  The facility serves Chicagoland, specializing in social and business functions.  With over 50,000 square feet of space available, their soundproof meeting rooms accommodate a wide range of meetings, presentations and fellowship opportunities.  


We are inviting vendors to display and sell items that are of interest to the delegates who will be attending the Assembly. Space is limited and the charge for vendors who will be selling wares is $250 per table.  To learn more, please contact:  Fr. Sotirios Malamis @ clachicago2023@gmail.com, or 847.482.1200.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago’s 2023 Clergy-Laity Assembly, please contact: 

Gail Holguin, Office Operations Administrator

Direct: 312.736.2287, gholguin@chicago.goarch.org

2023 Sponsors 


Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church

St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church – Palatine, IL

Peter & Ethel Parthenis

Perry Siatis 



Harold V. Anagnos – Archon, Faithful Steward & Grand Benefactor of Ascension of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Church 


All Saints Greek Orthodox Church – Peoria, IL

Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ascension of Our Lord Philoptochos

Builtech Services

Elliott & Associates

Fresca Management

Holy Apostoles Greek Orthodox Church – Westchester, IL

Iskalis Interiors, INC

St. John the Baptist – Des Plaines, IL

Dr. Kenneth A. Kehl, Mrs. Arlene Siavelis Kehl and Katherine Siavelis

In Loving Memory of Nicholas J. Marousis

Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos

St. Nectarios Philoptochos

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Jeanne Novas Busano and Family

Gus and Gail Pablecas

Quatrro Business Support Services

Schoenberg Finkel Beederman Bell Glazer LLC

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church – Elgin, Illinois

Dr. Thomas Williams