Rev. Fr. Gary Kyriacou

2017 St. Demetrios Parish Council

George Mallakis - President

Joanne Mirras Knauss - Vice President

Patrice Wheeler - Secretary

Tim McGuire - Co-Treasurer

Nick Mirras - Co-Treasurer

Tom Vegos

Deb Greanias

John Poulos

Mandee Sanderson

Ted Sidiropoulos

St. Demetrios Philoptochos Irini Chapter Board Members

Pam Gonzalez - President

Susan Valle - 1st Vice Pres

Nancy Jassak - 2nd Vice Pres

Deb Greanias - Recording Secretary

Nathalie Habbash - Corresponding Secretary

Cally Pantages - Assistant Corresponding Secretary

Monique Joannou - Treasurer

Mary Freeth - Asst Treasurer

Martha Poulos - Advisor

Jody Brown - Member

Lisa Hartley - Member

Danka Schmidt - Member


Agape Building Campaign Committee

George Joannou - Chairman

Sandra Arline

Minos Athanasiades

Mary Freeth


Office Staff

Candice Schaefer - Administrative

Ingrid Poehler - Parish Bookkeeper


Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Hurricane Harvey


With all the tragic events happening in our world today: hurricanes earthquakes and shootings, it is comforting to know that our Orthodox Christian Church plays an active role in the recovery efforts. As a frontliner for the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) I can be deployed for any number of catastrophes to offer emotional and spiritual care (ESC). Following our deployment we are to submit a report to identify some of the work we encountered. The following is part of my incident report. The names have been changed to protect identities.

Some of the most touching visits I had with those that had lost everything were:

● Wheelchair bound woman, approximately 55 years old. Lives in 9 story building across the street. As soon as she realized that the Brown Convention Center was opened to those displaced she came over to lend a hand. Working off very little sleep. Was very emotional and shared many, many stories and encounters. The most telling was:

She took guardianship of a (total) stranger’s children (3 kids ages 7 and younger), while this stranger went into labor to deliver her fourth child.

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