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For Immediate Release

Metropolis of Chicago Forms Young Professional Board to Advise the Metropolitan and the Metropolis Council

CHICAGO, IL, December 5, 2018 – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced an open invitation for young adults and emerging leaders, ages 21-40, to apply for the newly created Young Professional Advisory Board of the Metropolis.

The new initiative, conceived by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, is intended to be an opportunity for young adults to participate in a leadership capacity for the benefit of the Metropolis.

Once established, the Metropolitan and Members of the Metropolis Council will relay on 24 individuals chosen from across the Metropolis for advice, consultation and feedback related to the business of the Metropolis. Advisory Board Members will participate in monthly meetings to discuss and review the initiatives of the Metropolis. In addition, four members of the Board will serve as ex officio non-voting members of the Metropolis Council and will participate in its regular meetings. All members will serve a two-year term.

“Diversity of opinion is important to us and we expect to benefit greatly from the creativity, perspective and energy of young adults of the Metropolis,” His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael said. “Since members of the Advisory Board will have my attention, and that of the Metropolis Council, I am confident this initiative will help build several, strong bridges between the current and future generations of leaders of the Metropolis.”

The formation of the Young Professional Advisory Board follows the launch of the Roundtable program, which is designed to foster a long-term dialogue between Greek Orthodox young adults and the Metropolitan.

Young adult parishioners of the Metropolis interested in applying for the Young Professional Advisory Board can apply here. Questions and comments can be emailed directly to YAL Chicago Board at

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, as well as northern Indiana and southeastern Missouri and consists of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For more information, visit To sign up for news from the Metropolis, visit

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