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.
Dino & Linda Argyropoulos
Dino and Linda Argyropoulos share the title of servant leadership award recipient for St. Demetrios Chicago. They are shining examples of faithful servants, unwavering in their dedication to our parish together for 50 years. Dino’s stewardship began when he was a ten-year-old altar boy and he hasn’t stopped giving since. Former and current roles include junior choir member, parish librarian, Solon Greek School Committee member, church reader and assistant chanter for two decades, festival committee member for more than three decades, parish council member for 36 years, and religious education teacher for 45 years. His spirit of giving is matched by Linda, who has continually served as a Philoptochos member, Solon Greek School Committee Chair, Youth Safety Program co-administrator, and committee member for countless special events. They are a dedicated pair, sharing their faith, their time, their talent, and their treasures together.