Father John is currently Rector of St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church (OCA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1979, he has had a long vocation in parishes and at the administrative levels of the Church. He possesses a BA in History from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY and an MDiv from St. Vladimir Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY. In addition, he is a graduate of the Meyer Institute of Christian Stewardship and The Center for Philanthropy of Indiana University, both in Indianapolis, Indiana. While in the Air Force, he also graduated from Academic Instructors School at Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL with post-graduate credits in education.
In addition to St. Paul’s, Father John has served in Rochester Hills, MI, Mentor, OH, and New Britain, CT, and as Director of Stewardship, then Director of Development, for the Orthodox Church in America. He also served on active duty as an Air Force chaplain at Lackland AFB, TX. In addition to parish work and administrative positions, he has served on the Diocesan Councils of the Diocese of the Midwest, the Diocese of New England, and currently, the Diocese of the West, where he serves on the Finance Committee. He is currently a member of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America, serving also as Chairman of the Financial Development Committee and as a member of the Human Resources Committee. A past President of the Alumni Association of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, he served on the Board of Trustees of the seminary and as Chairman of the Dean’s Search Committee in 2006. Father John has lectured on Christian Stewardship and giving at numerous locations throughout North America.
He is married since 1977 to his wife, Elizabeth, and they have four children and six grandchildren.