New Leadership For Metropolis Missions And Evangelism Ministry
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Missions and Evangelism Ministry (MEM) has a new leadership team. Rev. Father Gerasimos “Jerry” Markopoulos and Mr. Kenny Scott will be serving as co-leads of this ministry, working collaboratively to further this important initiative for the growth of our faith and the establishment of new parishes.
“I am grateful to Father Jerry and Kenny for their eagerness to work together and grow Orthodoxy through the ongoing efforts of our Missions and Evangelism ministry,” stated His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. “They both bring tremendous vision and passion to this effort and I am confident they will build upon the strong foundation of this ministry and be a valuable resource to all our parishes as we continue to grow Orthodoxy in our Metropolis.”
Utilizing their passion for sharing the Orthodox Faith with others, Father Jerry and Kenny, along with the members of the MEM Ministry Team, will focus their efforts on recruiting parish liaisons and supporting their efforts to coordinate the expansion of missions and evangelism in their respective parishes, organize an evangelism conference, collect and analyze data appropriate for the work of this ministry, and develop website content and resources for parish use.
For more information on the Metropolis Missions and Evangelism Ministry, please visit their website at www.groworthodoxy.org.
Rev. Fr. Jerry Markopoulos
Rev. Father Jerry Markopoulos presently serves the community of Saint George in Eugene, OR. For more than ten years, he has also supported the development of the mission parishes of Holy Resurrection in Salem, OR, and Holy Cross in Roseburg, OR. In addition to his work with MEM, Father Jerry is involved with the Clergy Continuing Education and Orthodox Parish Leadership ministries of the Metropolis of San Francisco. Father Jerry is currently a doctoral candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary in their Doctor of Ministry program (Leading Congregational and Organizational Change). He and his wife, Presvytera Maria, have three grown children, Nicholas, Demetre, and Paras.
Kenny Scott is a parishioner at Saint George Orthodox Church in Prescott, AZ where he was baptized on Christmas Eve, 2010, with his wife, Laura. He has served on the Parish Council, and various other boards and committees, and is currently the lead of the Evangelism Team at his parish. Kenny is also currently enrolled in the Diaconate Program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Kenny works as a professional web-designer and content creator. He very much enjoys creating websites with an evangelistic focus for Orthodox churches and organizations. He has been assisting the Metropolis Missions and Evangelism Ministry with its website and social media for the past several years.