Father David Mastroberte
(photo on right)
Father David was ordained on August 13, 2011 and began his ministry at St. John's on September 1, 2011.
Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka
Father Michael served as
the pastor of St. John's for 39 years, and retired in August 2011. He
continues to live in the area and serve at St.
John's, in addition to helping other Orthodox parishes in the region.
Deacon John Anderson
Father Deacon John has been part of the St. John's parish community for many years, and has served as deacon since his ordination on Bright Friday, 2009.
Music: Choir and Cantor
Music plays an integral part in our liturgical worship. St. John's is blessed to have a 15-voice choir under the direction of Paula Kudelko. Our Carpatho-Russian prostopinije (plain chant) is led by Prof. Joseph Jaeger, who has served in this capacity for over 40 years.
Young men from our parish assist the clergy in celebrating the Divine Services.
As representatives of the parish, these dedicated laymen and laywomen perform this important ministry by which operations of the church continue and function smoothly.
Youth: Sunday School, Junior ACRY
and Teen Group
To educate our youth in the Orthodox Christian faith, classes are held on Sundays during the academic year, and other activities (both educational and social) are done. The youth also have an active chapter of the diocesan youth ministry, the ACRY.
Our teens regularly participate in the
Pan-Orthodox Youth Group
that brings together teens from the area Orthodox churches for study and
fellowship twice a month.
Mothers and Daughters Club