Ministry Leadership

Father PanagiotisProistamenos – Rev. Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

Fr. Panagiotis grew up in the suburbs of Chicago attending the Greek Orthodox parishes of St. Nectarios in Palatine and St. Athanasios in Aurora. He earned his BA with High Distinction (2008) from the University of Oklahoma with a double major in Religious Studies and Classical Greek. From there he proceeded to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, where he received his MDiv also with High Distinction (2013). While at seminary, Fr. Panagiotis met and married Presbytera Nichole, who also graduated from Holy Cross the same year with an MTS. Together they have two young boys, Symeon and Zacchaios. Fr. Panagiotis was ordained to the deaconate in June of 2013 and to the priesthood in July of 2013. He began as the Associate Pastor of Saints Peter and Paul in August of 2013. One year later, in August of 2014 he was assigned as the Proistamenos of the same parish.

Get to know Fr. Panagiotis a little better by listening to his interview for the We Are Orthodoxy Podcast recorded in July of 2018.


 

Father KosmasAssociate Pastor – Rev. Fr. Kosmas Kallis

Fr. Kosmas was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan, growing up serving as an Altar Boy and being positively impacted by the ministries of the Church, especially GOYA, Summer Camp and the CrossRoad Institute. He earned a BA in Religious Studies from Hellenic College in 2012 and an MDiv from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, graduating with High Distinction in 2014. Fr. Kosmas married his wife Anna, also a Holy Cross Graduate, in 2013.  Upon graduation from seminary, Fr. Kosmas and Anna lived in Thessaloniki for 6 months, visiting holy sites and studying Greek. They then returned from Greece in January, 2015 when Fr. Kosmas joined the parish staff as the full time youth director, a position he held until 2018.  He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in October of 2015 and to the Holy Priesthood in March of 2016.


 

Rev SaclaridesRev. Dn. Theodore Saclarides, MD.

Deacon Dr. Ted Saclarides earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Chemistry from Vanderbuilt University. He subsequently earned his MD from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His training in general and intestinal surgery took place through Rush University and the Mayo Clinic. For the last thirty years Dn. Ted has served as the head of his division at Rush and Loyola and is currently the Vice Chairman of Surgery at Rush University. Upon completing the permanent deaconate program at Holy Cross, Dn. Ted was ordained and began to serve his home parish of Saints Peter and Paul. While successful in his medical career, it is his deaconal service, 5 children and 6 grandchildren which matters most and sustains him.

 


 

Youth Director – Mr. Peter Savas

Peter was raised in the west suburbs of Chicago. He attended Holy Apostles and was shaped by the relationships he built and the experiences he had in the parish ministry programs such as the Altar, GOYA, and Adventure Theater. Peter graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in both Theology and Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. While in college, he worked for Campus Ministry as well as the Youth Office of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Outside of work, he spent most of his time in college serving ministries such as Labre Homeless Ministry, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Fanari Camp, and youth programs of local parishes including Saints Peter and Paul. Since his first retreat, the community of Saints Peter and Paul has welcomed him into their family and now he is working full-time as the Youth Director. Peter feels blessed to be a part of such a beautiful, Christ-centered community.


Former Proistamenoi

Rev. Fr. Dennis Latto 1962-1973
Rev. Fr. George Scoulas 1974-2000
Rev. Fr. Angelo Artemas 2001-2012
Rev. Fr. Jim Dokos 2012-2014