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LOMBARD, IL, August 22, 2023 – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced today that Paul Panos has assumed the position of Director of Administration and Operations. The newly created position reports directly to His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago. 

Paul will be responsible for organizational planning, workplace development including employee performance, finance, technology, facilities, procurement, and process improvement, among other responsibilities.  

“I am grateful to have earned the confidence of Metropolitan Nathanael and his team, and I see my position as an opportunity to serve both the faithful and faith seekers, and to grow the Church,” Panos said. “I look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Metropolis team and helping realize the Metropolitan’s vision of a Church that cares for and serves all people.”

Paul is a life-long parishioner and steward of Saints Constantine and Helen of Palos Hills, Illinois. He is a graduate of Koraes Elementary School and served as a member of the Parish Council. Professionally, Paul has more than 20 years of ISO and Baldrige quality management experience with a history of driving organizational improvement, cost savings, and efficiencies. Most recently he was the Global Supplier Quality Manager at WernerCo., Quality Manager at Wells-Gardner/HTP Technologies, Inc. Prior to those roles, Paul worked at Bosch for 11 years where he held several key quality and operational leadership roles. He is a Six Sigma/Black Belt and holds an Engineering Degree. 

“Paul’s devotion to Christ, his professional credentials and accomplishments, and his character and values are exactly what the Metropolis of Chicago needs at this phase of its spiritual and organizational evolution. Paul’s gifts and talents greatly complement those of other Metropolis team members, and we expect to achieve great things through his contributions,” said His Eminence.

The introduction of the Director of Administration and Operations position, and other similar positions, are the result of an independent review of the Metropolis of Chicago’s operational capacity and strategic goals. The division of labor of mission-critical roles and functions, among the most important recommendations received, will enhance the Metropolis’ efforts to support its parishes and grow the Church in the Midwest. 

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago 

Tracing its roots back to the early 1920s, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the bishopric of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Indiana, and central Missouri, consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine eparchies 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 Lombard, Illinois. For more information and to get involved, visit our website and/or sign up to receive Metropolis news. For further information, contact the Metropolis of Chicago at: or 312-736-2280.