Orthodoxy on Tap
Young Adults: The
Future Present of the Church
ALL YOUNG ADULTS are invited to a special December Orthodoxy on Tap led by Fr. Kosmas and Anna Kallis! Our speakers work full time with Young Adult ministry and have done some amazing things! Join us to hear about how young adults from other parts of the country have overcome the obstacles of time and young age to become leaders in their communities!
Fr. Kosmas Kallis - Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
Born in Livonia, Michigan, Fr. Kosmas was shaped by the Church. He served as an altar boy in his home parish and participated in GOYA, Summer Camp and the CrossRoad Institute. He earned a BA in Religious Studies from Hellenic College in 2012 and an MDiv (with High Distinction) from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2014. Soon after graduation, Fr. Kosmas joined the Saints Peter and Paul parish as a full-time youth director, a position he held until 2018 when he was appointed Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Metropolis of Chicago by Metropolitan Nathanael. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in October of 2015 and to the Holy Priesthood in March of 2016. Fr. Kosmas is married to Anna Kallis, and they have a son named Jonah.
Anna Kallis - Project Director of TelosGamma, Office of Vocation & Ministry
Anna Kallis, M.Div., is a youth and young adult ministry professional with many years of experience developing and running various programs for the Orthodox Church. Currently, she is the Project Director of TelosGamma, an initiative developing young adult ministry in the Chicago Metropolis. She earned her Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 2013. Additionally, in her portfolio of experience, Anna worked for the CrossRoad Summer Institute for five years in the roles of Assistant Director and Director, was a curriculum developer for Faithtree Resources, has developed and led countless retreats and workshops, and is very active in the youth ministries at SS. Peter & Paul in Glenview, IL. She is married to Fr. Kosmas Kallis and they have a son named Jonah.