Director of Programs, Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
A Chicago native, Rev. Dn. Nicholas Anton serves as the Director of Operations for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. Prior to his current appointment, he held the positons of Ecumenical Officer and Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA) from 2018-2020 and Coordinator of UN Programs for the GOA from 2014-2018. While at the UN, he specialized in human trafficking and the human right to water and sanitation. Additionally, he was the Secretary of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s 2018 Green Attica Symposium. He earned a M.Div. from Holy Cross GOST, a MA from Boston College, and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations from Southern New Hampshire University. He specializes in negotiation, diplomacy, peacemaking, and change leadership. Dn. Nicholas also continues to serve the GOA as a Special Advisor on Inter-Orthodox and Social Issues. Dn. Nicholas was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the Saint Savas Serbian Orthodox Church in San Gabriel, California.