Rev. Father Chrysanthos Kerkeres, Presiding Priest
After graduating from Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2003, Fr. Chrysantos began his minisry as the youth director at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles, Il. Fr. Chrysanthos spent the next 11 years as part of the St. Haralambos Community where he became well loved by the community through his comitment and compassion for everyone who worked with him.
In February of 2014, Fr. Chris was assigned as the Proistamenos of St. George, where he has used his talents to nourish the community and bring new life to a community that holds nearly 100 years of history in her walls.
Fr. Vasilios Smith
Fr. Vasilios was Ordained to the Holy Diaconate on November 16, 1996 by then Bishop Iakovos of Chicago and has served the Metropolis of Chicago for over 20 years.
He was born in Jamestown, NY and earned an AS Degree in Engineering from Jamestown Community College and a B.Ch.E. from the University of Detroit in 1981. Deacon Vasilios and his wife Argie have 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren and have lived in Aurora, IL since 1993. In his secular career he has worked for The Dow Chemical Co and General Electric and is currently employed by Eastman Chemical Co, as an Account Manager for the Midwest Region.
Fr. Vasilios entered the 3-year Program for the Diaconate at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in the summer of 2009. While enrolled in the Diaconate Program, he took on a leadership role and taught many classes related to the practical aspects of serving as a Deacon. Since completing the program in 2011 he has participated in four additional summer sessions serving as an assistant to the Dean and an instructor for the practical applications of Teleturgics during the Divine Services.
Fr. Vasilios is permanently assigned to the Metropolis of Chicago. In January 2017, through the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, of Blessed Memory, and His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, he was assigned to serve the community St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago when his services are not required by the Metropolis.