The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Decatur, Illinois Parish Council is excited to announce Paul Chiligiris as our Parish’s Servant Leadership Award recipient. Paul has been a titan of our church for more than 30 years, serving as Parish Council president for many years before taking over the challenging office of parish treasurer. Under Paul’s leadership, our tiny parish has not only survived, but thrived. Paul has been instrumental in creating a safe, multi-ethnic place for both lifelong Orthodox Christians as well as the recently converted. As a successful trial attorney, Paul brings a cross section of skills to our parish, most recently helping another generous parishioner set up a scholarship fund. Additionally, he has secured several planned gifts for our church, which is manna in an age when many churches face financial uncertainty. Paul gives liberally of his time, talent, and treasure, and we are grateful for his many contributions.
To view a full list of our recipients, please click here. More biographies will be released after each recipient receives their Bronze Cross from Metropolitan Nathanael through home visits.