He was born and raised in Portland, OR, his family first attending Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland, and, beginning in his teenage years, attending St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, in Beaverton, OR. Fr. Constantine participated in Sunday School and served in the holy altar. Yet, it was in his teenage years that he discovered Byzantine Music. He pursued studies, both on his own, and formally under the tutelage of Byzantine Music Professor, the Rev. Fr. Romanos Karanos, culminating in a Certificate in Byzantine Music at Holy Cross School of Theology. Fr. Constantine was fed by the ministries of the church, and, in turn, offered his time and talents back to Christ’s Church as a Sunday School teacher, singing in choir and chanting, as a Jr. GOYA Advisor of many years, and as a Summer Camp Counselor, at one of the NorthWest’s Summer Camps, Camp Angelos.
After Graduating from Portland State University with an English Literature Major/Business Writing Minor, Fr. Constantine worked for two years through the Federal AmeriCorps Program, serving poor and at-risk youth at Tualatin Elementary School in Oregon. After that time, he went to George Fox University’s Graduate School of Education to attain a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), which he received in 2010. Fr. Constantine then worked at a private orthodox school in Central Washington, where he met and fell in love with his now Presbytera, Adrienne. In the Spring of 2012, he received the blessing of Metropolitan Gerasimos to enroll in studies at Holy Cross School of Theology. While on the Holy Hill, Fr. Constantine worked for the Archdiocese in two different areas: As technical support staff for the Department of Internet Ministries, and as an instructor for the Archdiocesan School of Byzantine Music.
Immediately following his 2016 graduation from Holy Cross, with a Masters of Divinity degree, Fr. Constantine and family moved to Missoula, MT, where he spent one year ministering as a pastoral assistant to the small, growing parish of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
In June of 2017, Fr. Constantine was assigned as a pastoral assistant to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Anaheim, CA. He was ordained to the Holy Deaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos on August 5th, 2017, and then to the Holy Priesthood the following day, the Feast of the Transfiguration. Fr. Constantine served under the Rev. Fr. John Kariotakis as his assistant during his time of ministry at St. Johns in Anaheim. Fr. Constantine began serving St. Demtrios on February 1, 2021.
Fr. Constantine and Pres. Adrienne have three sons, Peter, Isaac and Theodore.Read Messages From Fr Constantine