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.
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.
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.
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