Fr. George Gartelos
Father George was born at Fort Belvoir in Alexandria, Virginia and grew up in Englewood, Colorado. After high school, he attended Colorado State University (Go Rams!!!) where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development and Education. In 1992 at the Greek Orthodox National Young Adult League Conference Father George met his future wife, Katina. After three years, they were married at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto, California on July 16, 1995.
Father George and Katina have four children: Nicholas, Constantine, Kaliana, and Victoria. Before going to seminary, Father George worked for Father George Scoulas as the Youth Ministry Director at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, IL. After that, Father George and his family moved to Brookline, MA where they lived on campus at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. On May 9, 2004 Father George was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah in Denver, Colorado. After graduation (Master's of Divinity with Distinction from Holy Cross) Father George was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on June 27, 2004 and assigned to assist the Very Rev. Archimandrite Gabriel Karambis as Associate Pastor at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston, Texas. In July, 2006 Father George was assigned as the Proistamenos (Presiding Priest) of Saints Constantine and Helen by His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. The Gartelos family has enjoyed living in Colorado, California, Illinois, Massachusettes,Texas and Wyoming.
Deacon Michael Stevenson
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