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.
Fr. Rick 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. 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 deaconal service, 5 children and 6 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.
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.
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