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2020 Coordinators/Chairpersons


Metropolis Coordinator/Co-Chairpersons:


Johanna Duterte Carter                                                        
Metropolis of San Francisco                                                    
245 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103                               
Phone: (415) 753-3075 FAX (415) 753-1165                        
Dr. Eve Tibbs
Phone: (714) 313-0186
Aristi Anagnos


Date: May 8-9, 2020
Host: St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
Address: Dunlap, CA


Pacific Northwest District

Date: April 5, 2020
Host Parish: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Address:  1804 13th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122      
Phone: (206) 323-8557 Fax: (206) 323-1205
Host Chairpersons: 
Fr. Dean Kouldukis   
Marianthe Geokezas and David Howard

Churches in this District are:

  • Alaska:
    • Anchorage:  Holy Transfiguration     
    • Oregon:
    • Beaverton: St. John the Baptist
    • Eugene: St. George
    • Portland:  Holy Trinity Cathedral
    • Roseburg: Mission Parish
    • Salem: Mission Parish
  • Washington: 
    • Bellingham: St. Sophia
    • Pasco: St. Nectarios Mission Parish
    • Seattle:  Assumption
    • Seattle: St. Demetrios
    • Shoreline: Holy Apostles
    • Spokane:  Holy Trinity
    • Tacoma:  St. Nicholas

Northern California Bay Area District

Date: April 26, 2020
Host Parish: Holy Cross Church
Address: 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
Phone: (650) 591-4447  FAX: (650) 508-9846
Host Chairpersons: 
Rev. Peter Salmas      
Ms. Allison Virsik

Churches in this District are:

  • California:
    • Belmont:  Holy Cross
    • Castro Valley:  Resurrection
    • Concord: St. Demetrios
    • Novato:  Nativity of Christ
    • Oakland:  Ascension Cathedral
    • Salinas:  St. John the Baptist
    • Santa Cruz:  Prophet Elias
    • San Jose:  St. Basil
    • San Jose: St. Nicholas
    • San Francisco: Annunciation Cathedral
    • San Francisco: Holy Trinity
    • Vallejo:  Sts. Constantine & Helen
  • Hawaii:
    • Honolulu: SS. Constantine & Helen Cathedral
    • Maui: Mission Parish

Eastern California District

Date: April 5, 2020
Host Parish: Annunciation Church
Address: 600 Alhambra Blvd, 600 Alhambra Blvd
Phone: (916) 443-2033 Fax: (916) 443-2743
Host Chairpersons: 
Rev. James Retelas
Andonia Cakouros

Churches in this District are:

  • California:
    • Bakersfield:  St. George
    • Elk Grove:  St. Katherine
    • Fresno:  St. George
    • Modesto:  Annunciation
    • Redding: Mission Parish
    • Roseville: St. Anna
    • Sacramento:  Annunciation
    • Stockton: St. Basil
    • Nevada:
    • Reno:  St. Anthony


Southern California District

Date: April 5, 2020
Host Parish: St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: (949) 733-2366
Host Chairpersons: 
Fr. Steven Tsichlis
Aristi Anagnos

Churches in this District are:

  • California:
    • Anaheim:  St. John the Baptist
    • Camarillo:  St. Demetrios
    • Cardiff-By-The-Sea:  SS. Constantine & Helen
    • Covina: St. Nectarios
    • Downey:  St. George
    • El Cajón: St. Gregory of Nyssa
    • Irvine:  St. Paul
    • Lancaster: SS. Constantine & Helen
    • Long Beach: Assumption
    • Los Ángeles: St. Sophia Cathedral
    • Northridge:  St. Nicholas                   
    • Palm Desert: St. George
    • Pasadena: St. Anthony
    • Redondo Beach: St. Katherine
    • San Bernardino: Prophet Elias
    • San Diego: St. Spyridon
    • San Juan Capistrano: Mission Parish
    • San Luis Obispo: St. Andrew
    • Santa Barbara: St. Barbara
    • Temecula: St. Nicholas
    • Upland: St. Spyridon

Southwest District

Date: April 5, 2020
Host Parish: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Address: 8202 East Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: Phone: (480) 991-3009
Host Chairpersons:
Fr. Jacob Saylor           
Email: frjaco[email protected]
Ted Theodorou

Churches in this District are:

  • Arizona:                                                                          
    • Chandler:  St. Katherine                                           
    • Flagstaff: Holy Cross                                                
    • Peoria:  St. Haralambos                                             
    • Phoenix:  Holy Trinity Cathedral
    • Prescott: St. George
    • Scottsdale: Assumption
    • Tucson:  St. Demetrios
    • Nevada:
    • Ely: St. Alexios Mission Parish
    • Las Vegas: St. John the Baptist
    • McGill: St. Barbara Mission Parish

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