Distinct from parish ministries of a liturgical nature, administration, or personal pastoral care, Outreach Ministries seek to strengthen those already within the Church, to reach out to those beyond the Church and those who have lapsed from their commitment to the Church. Our goal is for all our parishioners to partake and participate in the Lord's ministry through our various programs described below.
Outreach Ministries Committee
The Outreach Ministries Committee is a group of parishioners appointed by and working with the Parish Priest for
- the development of ministry programming;
- oversight of current programs, groups and activites for integration of efforts, schedule coordination, resource procurement and parish-wide communications;
- and for assisting in the strategic planning of the Parish.
For examples of our 2015 Outreach Ministries please click Saint Demetrios Outreach Ministries: A Year in Review to read.
The Outreach Ministries Committee consists of the following ministry positions (bold and underlined). In addition to other responsibilities, several committee members oversee, assist and facilitate the work of other ministry leaders throughout the Parish. These additional leaders are indented.
Parish Priest: Father David Bissias
Outreach Ministries Committee Coordinator: Helen Andreatos
Transformations Monthly Magazine Editor: Tina Yarovsky
Greeters/Hostesses Teams Coordinator: Jean Morfas
Saint Demetrios Bookstore Manager: Patricia Siavelis
Parish Life Ministry Area Coordinator: Carole Yarovsky
Religious Education Ministry Area Coordinator:
A.R.E. You Ready? Adult Religious Education Program:
Searching the Scriptures Bible Study Coordinator:
Missions Outreach Ministry Area Coordinator: Steve Karnezis
IOCC Parish Liaison:
OCMC Parish Liaison:
Community Outreach Ministry Area Coordinator: Susan Ramsey-Smith
Food Pantry Manager: Mary Zmuda
(Seasonal Philanthropic Drives Chairpersons)
Soup Kitchen ("Manna Over Hammond") Coordinator: Ann "Becky" Korellis
Youth & Young Adult Ministry Area Coordinator: Andrea Tsakopoulos
Church School Coordinator: Kathy Vrehas
College Crew: Helen Andreatos
GOYA Advisor: Mia Delis
Athletic Director: Bill Delis