Bishop JOHN (Abdalah) is the Auxiliary bishop assigned to the Diocese of Worcester and New England for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. He and his wife, the late Joanne (Josephs) Abdalah are the parents of Gregory, Joseph and Maria. He served as a priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese for 33 years, as well as serving as the editor of the WORD magazine for almost 20 years. He holds a Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, a Master’s equivalency certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute and a Business Administration degree from Suffolk University.
Although a native Californian, Fr. Michael Nasser has served in ministry in places ranging from Kenya to Kentucky, from Tijuana, to Pennsylvania, from Guatemala to Grand Rapids and multiple places in between! Fr. Michael has served the Orthodox Christian Church in numerous ways including as Camp Director of the Antiochian Village, Director of the Department of College Ministry, National Chaplain of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Priest at St. Innocent Orphanage, Field Director of the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Campus Ministry among others. He and his wife, Victoria, currently live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with their three children, where he serves as the pastor of St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Fr. George has served in numerous capacities in the Antiochian Archdiocese. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from the University of Balamand in cooperation with the Antiochian House of Studies, as well as a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He worked as a software engineer for almost 30 years before stepping into full time ministry. Currently, Fr. George serves as the Hierarchical Assistant at the headquarters of the Antiochian Archdiocese, as well as serving as the pastor of St. Ignatius Mission in Florida, New York. He and his wife, Hend are the parents of two sons and have four grandchildren.
Fr. George H. Shalhoub, is the pastor and founder of the Antiochian Basilica of St. Mary in Livonia, Michigan. Father George and his wife Nouhad are the proud parents of four children, and the extremely proud grandparents of 8 grandchildren. Fr. George has served as a priest for over 44 years in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. He serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Madonna University, in Livonia, Michigan.
Dr. Philip Mamalakis and his wife Georgia live in Boston, Massachusetts with their seven children. He is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, as well as having a private counseling practice in Newton, Mass. Dr. Mamalakis has an M.Div. from Holy Cross, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in child development and family studies. He is the author of numerous works on marriage, family life and parenting in the Orthodox Church.
George Papageorge MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and attends Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland, California. George has been working with couples, teenagers and families for the past 25 years. Utilizing his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and expertise in Family Systems Psychology, he is able to assist families in times of crisis and difficulty and lead them to the solid ground of emotional insight, healthy communication and empathy based relationships. George dedicates a great deal of time to assisting the Family Wellness Ministry of the Metropolis of San Francisco. He and his wife Kim have two children, Olivia and Petros.