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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Announces Formation of Metropolis Junior Board
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, June 13, 2019 – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago today announced the creation of a new advisory board consisting of young adults from across the Metropolis to serve the Church, advance the Metropolis’ goals and advise His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael.
Originally conceived by His Eminence, the Board’s primary charge is to recommend, develop and implement policies and programs to encourage greater participation among young adults in the life of the Church, including among lapsed or unengaged Orthodox Christians.
The 24 members of board, ranging in age from 21 – 40, will report to His Eminence and will collaborate with Fr. Kosmas Kallis, Director of the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, on an ongoing basis. The first formal meeting is slated for Tuesday, June 11, where board objectives, committee structure and ongoing responsibilities will be discussed.
“As I travel to parishes across the Midwest, I continue to be impressed by the energy, creativity and sense of community among the young adults of the Metropolis. The Church needs young adults of this caliber to grow and thrive,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. “I look forward to see them grow as Christ-centered servant leaders, as well as to receive their advice to engage the next generation of the faithful of the Metropolis.”
Below is a list of the Metropolis’ Junior Board Members:
The formation of the Metropolis Junior Board follows the launch of the Roundtable, a Metropolis program designed to foster a long-term dialogue between Greek Orthodox young adults and His Eminence emphasizing greater voice and participation in the life of the Church.
Biographical information of Junior Board Members can be found HERE.
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 consisting 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 www.chicago.goarch.org. To sign up for news from the Metropolis, visit: https://chicago.goarch.org/signup.
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