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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.
Archdiocese Benefits Committee
Rev. Fr. J. Paris, Chairman
Rev. Fr. J. Greanias, Chairman
Rev. Fr. A. Goussetis, Chairman
Insurance Plans Committee
Rev. Fr. S. Thomas, Chairman
Rev. Fr. N. Karloutsos, Chairman