Clergy

Rev. Fr. Thomas Newlin

The proistamenos of St. Sophia is Fr. Thomas Newlin. Fr. Thomas' first Sunday at St. Sophia was on July 1, 2018. Prior to his assignment at St. Sophia, Fr. Thomas served as assistant priest at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston, Texas. Prior to his time in Houston, Fr. Thomas served as proistamenos of Dormition Of The Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Greensboro, NC.

Dn. Nikolas Papanikolaou

A graduate of the diaconate program from Hellenic College Holy Cross in 2020, Deacon Nikolas was ordained to the Holy diaconate on November 21, 2021 on the feast day of the Entrance of the Theotokos to the temple. The ordination was celebrated by HE Tarasios, Metropolitan of Rhodopolis. Prior to his ordination Dn. Nikolas was a member of the chanting group at Saint Sophia. He was born and raised in Greece and came to the USA in 1989 to pursue post graduate studies and clinical training. When he is not serving at Saint Sophia, he works as member of the faculty at the University of Texas HSC San Antonio at the Mays Cancer Center. His wife, Diakonissa Thomais, and their four children, Panos, Katerina, Nikolas and Rebeka call San Antonio and Saint Sophia home since 2005.

 

Past Clergy

Below are a list of past clergy members who have served St. Sophia. You can also download the list here.

 

Rev. Emmanuel Panos

1926-30

Rev. Bartholomew Karahalios

1930-38

Rev. Demetrios Lolakas

1938 *

Rev. John Zografos

1938-44

Rev. Joachim Malahias

1944 *

Rev.  Kostas Papapanayiotou

1945 *

Rev. Anastasios Bandy

1945-47

Rev. John Zografos

1947-51

Rev. Christos Hadjipapas

1951 *

Rev. Constantine Volaites

1951-52

Rev. Germanos Tzoumanis

1952-53

Rev. Dean Timothy Andrews

1953-54

Rev. Spryros Diavatis

1954-58

Rev. James E. Karagas

1958-73

Rev. Dn. John Allan Stehling

+50 years

Rev. Spyros D. Pieratos

1973-77

Rev. James E. Karagas

1977-81

Rev. John Kaloudis

1981-87

Rev. Daniel Christopoulous

1987-90

Rev. John Travis

1990-91

Rev. Thomas J. Zaferes

1991-96

Rev. John A. Mangos

1980-2002 * 

Rev. Danut Suciu

2002-2012

Rev. Brooks Ledford

2012 * 

Rev. Matthew Street

2012 *

Rev. George Gartelos

2012-2015

Rev. Brendon Charles Pelphrey

2015-2018

Rev. Thomas Newlin

2018-

 

* Priest with Lay Profession

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Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church is under the Omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

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