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Our Clergy

Very Reverend Archpriest
George Kevorkian

Father George Kevorkian was born  in Brooklyn, New York and was baptized in St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, taking the baptized name George.  He attended St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn for 34 years, serving in many capacities both locally, and on a regional level.


In 1987 he and his family became members of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Little Falls, New Jersey.  He served as Advisor to the Eastern Region Teens from 1996 to 2004.  He was ordained to the diaconate in 1996 and to the priesthood on Palm Sunday, April 8th, 2001, and was elevated to the dignity of Archpriest in 2011.  In 2002, he earned a Masters degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from the University of Balamand in cooperation with the Antiochian House of Studies.  His thesis was entitled “An Orthodox Christian Pastoral Approach

to Counseling Depression.” He has conducted numerous Orthodox Christian workshops on subjects such as Pastoral Communications, Church History, Moral and Ethical issues, and Growth in Spirituality. 

 

In addition to his Theology degree, Fr. George holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, which were earned in 1974.  He has worked as a software engineer from 1974 to 2002.  He currently serves as the pastor of St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Florida, New York.  He and his wife Khourieh Hend Kevorkian were married in 1976,  and they have two sons, Daniel (and his wonderful wife Ashley), and Christopher (and his wonderful wife Shannon), a grandson Steven, and a three granddaughters Hanneh, Elena, and Ava.

Reverend Deacon
Christopher McCoy

Deacon Christopher McCoy was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Coming to the Orthodox faith from a Protestant background, he and his family converted to Orthodoxy at All Saints Orthodox Church in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 24th, 2008 (Third Saturday of Pascha). Prior to his ordination, Dn. Christopher served the faithful of the Holy Orthodox Church as a subdeacon, parish council member, chanter, reader, acolyte mentor, and Sunday school teacher. He has called three parishes home – All Saints Orthodox Church in Raleigh, North Carolina (2008-2011 and 2016-2019), All Saints Orthodox Church in Salina, Kansas (2014-2016), and Saint Ignatius Orthodox Church in Florida, New York (2011-2014 and 2019-present). 

Dn. Christopher was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at the hand of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph on October 11th, 2020, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council. In addition to serving the faithful of Saint Ignatius Orthodox Church, Dn. Christopher teaches Servant Leadership at Saint Athanasius College.
 
Dn. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, and Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. Additionally, he is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Missouri and a credentialed Envision® Sustainability Professional with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
 
Dn. Christopher is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army with over 25 years of active duty service. He enlisted as a private in the Army on June 6th , 1995 and has served in numerous locations in the U.S. and abroad, and at varying levels of leadership from individual squad member to the commander of  a 1000-plus soldier organization. He is currently an Academy Professor at the U.S. Military Academy teaching civil engineering and developing leaders of character for the Army and the Nation. He and his wife, Shamassy Stephanie, were married on July 19th, 2002. They have two sons, Gabriel  and Michael.

Lay Leaders

Subdeacon John Siemerling

Church School:
Mary Elizabeth Asencio


Teen SOYO:
Kh. Hend Kevorkian

Choir:
Sh. Stephanie McCoy

Parish Council:
Fr. George Kevorkian
Jim Donovan, Chair
John Asencio, Treasurer
Debra Faig
Diane Nahass
Christopher Thiessen
Mark Vandenbos
Dn. Christopher McCoy

Reader John Thomas (Jack) Corbin
Attached Seminarian

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