Parish Administration

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral
Merrillville, IN
Parish Administration - posted on February 16, 2016


Father Theodore Poteres, Protopresbyter
Father George Pappas, Assistant Priest
Office Manager:  Maureen Dresh, (219) 769-2481
Office Assistants:  Kelly Bikos, Kathy Pappas
Event Coordinator:  Denise Komorowski (219) 718-1437
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fax:  1-219-769-0610
Purpose:  The church office staff is an integral part of the everyday life of the church.  All records, appointments, information, newsletters, bulletins, scheduling of events (including meetings, memorials, sacraments), mailings,  phone calls, Sunday coffee fellowship, etc., are handled by the staff.
Membership:  All baptized/chrismated adult parishioners in good spiritual standing, according to the Uniform Parish Regulations (UPR’s) may submit their name with the endorsement of two parishioners in good standing  to run for one of the 19 elected positions.  All parishioners in good standing are eligible to vote and the council members serve a two-year term.
Meetings:  The Parish Council convenes on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Church at 7:00 p.m.
Purpose:  The Parish Council is the body which manages and oversees all operations of the church and the parish community under the guidance of the pastor.  Its duties include administering the parish’s practical affairs in a manner which aids the priests. It is responsible for all the parish business and fundraising activities.
Mr. John E. Petalas – President
Mr. Bill Batalis – 1st Vice President
Mrs. JoAnn Massow – 2nd Vice President
Mr. Andrew Campbell – Treasurer
Mr. Pete Kavadas – Assistant Treasurer
Dr. John Spores – Secretary
Ms. Nicolette Droza
Mrs. Elizabeth Foster
Ms. Maria Georgiadis
Mr. Nick Kavadas
Mrs. Roberta Korfias
Mr. William Logothetis
Mr. John Nikolaras
Mr. Tommy Papadopoulos
Mr. Elias Ploutis
Dr. James Siatras
Mr. Justin Tillich
Mr. Paul Turpa
Mr. Taki Zarakas
Mr. Demitri Zembillas