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Information about The Archdiocese Benefits Committee which was established to direct and manage the Archdiocesan Benefits Program for clergy and lay employees to address the temporal needs of our clergy.

8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075-0106
Tel.: (212) 570-3535 • Fax: (212) 774-0294
Email: benefits@goarch.org
Web: www.benefits.goarch.org

STAFF

ARCHDIOCESE BENEFITS OFFICE

Anna Vrettos, Administrator
Email: annav@goarch.org

Vicky Yotides, Administrative Assistant
Email: vyotides@goarch.org

ARCHDIOCESE BENEFITS COMMITTEE

Rev. Fr. S. Dorozenski, Chairman
Rev. Fr. C. Pavlakos, Vice Chairman
Rev. Fr. J. Greanias, Secretary
Rev. Fr. W. Christ
Rev. Fr. P. Giannakopoulos
Rev. Fr. A. Goussetis
Rev. Fr. M. Kontogiorgis
Rev. Fr. S. Kyriacou
Rev. Fr. S. Loulakis
Rev. Fr. J. Paris
Mr. J. Dimitriou
Mrs. Mary Douvres, Lay Representative

ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

Rev. Fr. J. Paris, Chairman
Rev. Fr. P. Giannakopoulos
Rev. Fr. J. Greanias
Rev. Fr. M. Kontogiorgis
Rev. Fr. C. Sitaras
Mr. J. Dimitriou

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Rev. Fr. C. Pavlakos, Chairman
Rev. Fr. A. Goussetis
Rev. Fr. M. Kontogiorgis
Rev. Fr. S. Kyriacou
Mr. C. Daifotis
Mr. P. Vlachos

INSURaNCE PLANS COMMITTEE

Rev. Fr. P. Giannakopoulos, Chairman
Rev. Fr. W. Christ
Rev. Fr. M. Kontogiorgis
Rev. Fr. S. Loulakis
Rev. Fr. C. Sitaras
Mr. J. Dimitriou

BENEVOLENCE COMMITTEE

Rev. Fr. W. Christ, Chairman
Rev.Fr.J. Greanias
Rev. Fr. S. Loulakis

As Orthodox Christians we are called to trust in the Lord for all our needs both human and spiritual. We know, however, that we must do our share. For the spiritual “security” of our souls we must pray, fast, confess and live a Christ-like life. For the physical “security” of our lives we must institute a pension, life insurance, medical and disability program.

To address the temporal needs of our clergy the Archdiocese Benefits Committee was established to direct and manage the Archdiocesan Benefits Program for clergy and lay employees.

The Archdiocese Benefits Committee meets twice a year, each Spring and Fall, to receive and act on reports from its standing committees. Each standing committee consists of clergy and lay-persons with particular interest and professional expertise in the areas the committee oversees.

The Administration Committee meets at least four times a year. It is responsible for the operation of the Pension Plan. It establishes rules for its administration and acts on applications for pension benefits and related issues.

The Benevolence Committee considers and acts on requests for financial assistance for clergy and their families.

The Investment Committee meets regularly to review the investment performance of the Pension Fund against established objectives and strategies. It establishes the investment guidelines and has the power to appoint and dismiss the funding agent(s).

The Insurance Plans Committee meets as needed to consider issues related to the Archdiocese-sponsored insurance plans. It selects the insurance carrier, appoints the broker-administrator and negotiates benefits and rates.