Rev. Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews
Fr. Rick is an ordained priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America since 1995 and is currently serving Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, Illinois, assigned by Metropolitan Nathanael of the Metropolis of Chicago in August 2019. He earned a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University (2019). He is a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Masters of Divinity,1994), and the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing,1988).
Fr. Rick serves as a Frontline Chaplain doing disaster response for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) since 2013. He has received several certifications for critical incident response including training and experience gained as a volunteer chaplain for the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) 2005-2019.
Fr. Rick most recently served St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota (1999 – 2019). He also served as spiritual advisor for the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry of Minnesota (OCPM-MN) 2010-2019, Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) campus ministry 1999-2019 including starting the OCF chapter at St. Thomas University in Saint Paul. He was the coordinator for the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (MEOCCA) Cooperative Catechism program and presiding priest of the Greek Orthodox Spiritual Court in Minnesota.
He is married to Presbytera Jane (Donovan) since 1990 and has an adult son, Theodore who currently lives in California. Fr. Rick was ordained to the diaconate in 1994 and the priesthood in 1995 by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago.
Fr. Rick previously served Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, Illinois (1994-1997) and Kimissis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Racine, Wisconsin (1997-1999). During those years, he occasionally served at the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. John Chrysostom in Kenosha, Wisconsin, participated at the Diocese Fanari Camp, and was a member of the Racine Clergy Association and the Orthodox Clergy Syndesmos of Wisconsin.
Rev. Fr. Paul Angelov Dinkov
Fr. Paul is from Bulgaria. He has a B.A. in Computer Science and a Master’s of Divinity. After graduating seminary in 2016, Fr. Paul worked as a Pastoral Assistant at Saint Nectarios in Palatine and Annunciation in Milwaukee. In addition, he was fortunate to spend a year at the office of the Metropolis of Chicago assisting the Chancellery and staff.
Father Paul was ordained on October 4th 2020 by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael who gave him the name of the Apostle Paul. Father Paul aspires to become all things to all people in order to preach the narrow way that leads up to Christ as Apostle Paul did. Father Paul is also married to Presvytera Lorice and they have a son named Philip. Fr. Paul enjoys teaching and ministering to the youth and meeting people of diverse backgrounds.
Rev. Dn. Theodore Saclarides, MD.
Deacon Dr. Ted Saclarides earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Chemistry from Vanderbilt 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 Diaconate 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 diaconal service, five children, and six grandchildren which matters most and sustains him.
Parish Administrator – Miss Sandra Glisic
Sandra was born in Serbia and moved to the United States with her family when she was 11 years old. During her high school years, she enrolled in a dual credit program which allowed her to graduate at age 18 with her high school diploma and associate degree. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University Chicago with a major in psychology and a minor in non-profit business. At that time, she also worked as an administrative assistant at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. She eventually became the catering manager for the cathedral and worked there for two more years. In 2017, she graduated with highest honors from DePaul University with a master’s in business management. Sandra has also been the secretary of the Youth Department of the New Gracanica Midwest Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America for 9 years and is on volunteer committees for the Serbian monasteries of the diocese. Sandra feels very blessed to be a part of the Saints Peter and Paul community and is very thankful to Fr. Panagiotis, his family, the parish council, office volunteers, and the SSPP staff for being so welcoming and amazing to work with.
Angela’s earliest memory of faith is looking up at the enormous icon of Christ in the dome of Sts. Constantine and Helen in Palos, IL, where she was raised. She encountered Christ in a new way during her undergraduate experience at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, where majored in Psychology and completed a Certificate in Early Christian Studies (2017). Her interests in psychology, spirituality, and education brought her to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology to pursue a Master of Divinity degree (2020). There, she discovered a love for Byzantine Chant and served as Program Staff with the CrossRoad Summer Institute for the summers of 2018 and 2019. Angela’s favorite part of Sts. Peter and Paul, along with its warm community, is its beautiful dome reminding us of the angels participating in the Divine Liturgy. The image of Christ (and His saints) in the church dome reminds us that He knows and loves each and every SSPP youth. Angela is humbled and excited to support them as they realize His presence in their lives, and as they seek out meaningful relationships with one another.
Agape Pre-School Director – Ms. Renée Tzakis
Renée M. Tzakis graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Middle Childhood Education in 2002. She has endorsements in reading, language arts, and social studies. She came back home to the northern suburbs of Illinois and received her Elementary teaching degree and began working at Sunset Ridge School and then later Sears School in Kenilworth. After teaching primary and middle school-aged children she realized her true passion was teaching younger students. Renee decided to go back to school for her Master’s degree, she graduated with high honors from DePaul University in Chicago in 2009 with a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Renee began working at Saints Peter and Paul’s Agape Orthodox Preschool in the fall of 2007 and worked as a lead teacher for a number of years before becoming First Assistant Director of the program and then Director of the program in 2012.
Rev. Fr. Dennis Latto 1962-1973
Rev. Fr. George Scoulas 1974-2000
Rev. Fr. Angelo Artemas 2001-2012
Rev. Fr. Jim Dokos 2012-2014
Rev. Fr. Panagiotis Boznos 2014-2019