Our Clergy and Staff

Our parish is led by a dynamic group of clergy and staff that brings the Orthodox Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive for our parish community and all those we encounter. We invite you to learn more about our Hierarchs, our clergy and pastoral team, and our support staff.

Our Hierarchs

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
His Eminence Metropolitan Savas
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios

Our Clergy and Pastoral Staff


Staff Member

Rev. Deacon John Pantelis

Presiding Priest

Voice: (123) 456-7890, x321
Email: Contact the Parish Office

Rev. Deacon John was ordained to the Holy Diaconate on May 13, 2012 by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in New Port Richey, FL. Deacon John completed his diaconate training in August 2011 at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in the Special Program for the Diaconate. The Program trains men who are called to serve our Lord and His Holy Church as deacons on a permanent basis.

Deacon John and Diakonissa Amy moved to Florida in 2005 and joined St. Stefanos as parishioners in 2006. Deacon John served on the Parish Council for 2 years (2007-2008) after serving as an usher in 2006. Diakonissa Amy also served as an usher from 2006 through 2008 and has been singing in the choir since 2009.

Deacon John is a self-employed Civil Engineer and holds registration as a Professional Engineer in seven states. He earned BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Diakonissa Amy is an Osteopathic Physician (D.O., Ohio University) and is a Corporate Medical Director for Wellcare Health Systems in Tampa.

Because deacons are primarily in service to their bishop or Metropolitan, Rev. Deacon John was ordained for the Annunciation Cathedral of the Metropolis of Atlanta and has been assigned to regular duties as a pastoral assistant at St. Stefanos. 


Staff Member

Very Rev. John W. Stefero

Voice: (123) 456-7890, x321
Email: Contact the Parish Office

Archpriest John Stefero has served St. Stefanos since June 1, 2018. Prior to this he served Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Macon, Georgia for eight years. 

Father John is a native of Northeast Pennsylvania and a graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. He completed his theological education at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and received a Master of Arts in counseling from Marywood College, Scranton, PA.

Father John was ordained to the holy Priesthood on May 20, 1979. He entered the Air Force Chaplaincy in November of that year. He served as an Orthodox Chaplain for over 28 years at ten different locations throughout the world. He retired as a colonel following his last assignment in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. in February 2018.

 Presbytera Denise and Father John are blessed with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.



Ministries, Committees, Teams and Organizations



Prayer Group –
Philoptochos – Maria Olavarria – (727) 397-8536 – maria.olavarria@ststefanos.org
Bible Study / Catechism –
Parea –
Parish Nursing – Call the office
Choir – John Arambages – (781) 718-8969 – shoedawg13@gmail.com
Stewardship – Spiro Komninos



Ed. Hellenic Culture & Youth Diakonia – Visha Anevich – (727) 804-5998 – anevich@msn.com
Acolytes / Altar Boys – Mathew Balasis – (727) 345-4855 – mathewbalasis@verizon.net
GOYA – Katherine Foltz and Christine Klimis
Greek School – Elisavet Makris – (727) 595-5448 – socceristlife@live.com
HOPE – Kristine Konstantakos & Monika Spantidakis – (727) 385-8231
JOY – Kristine Konstantakos & Monika Spantidakis – (727) 385-8231
Kefi Dancers – Nicolle Panuthos – (727) 392-8104 – golightly727@yahoo.com
Sunday School – Connie Newell – (727) 398-7809 – c2newell@aol.com



Finance – Stavrula Kannelopoulous
Hall Rentals – Call the office
Kitchen –



Bookstore –
Office Angels –
Festival – Call the office
Outreach & Evangelism –
Prosforo – Christine Klimis – (727) 595-1545 – cklimis@yahoo.com
Ushers – Maria Olavarria – (727) 397-8536 – maria.olavarria@ststefanos.org
Website –



AHEPA and Agape Fellowship – Charles Stamoulis – (727) 392-2991 – cstamoulis@gmail.com
Daughters of Penelope – Nicky Stamoulis – (727) 346-5892 – nstamoulis2@gmail.com