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This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

Fr. Jim Kordaris

Fr. Jim Kordaris

Fr. Jim Kordaris


Fr. Jim Kordaris serves the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as Director of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism. Fr. Jim has BA-Psychology and MBA-Finance degrees from the University of Minnesota. At his home parish of St Mary’s in Minneapolis he served in many capacities including Parish Council President, Bible Study leader, camp counselor, IOCC coordinator, Festival co-Chair and Stewardship Chair.

Following twelve years in the financial services industry, he entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, receiving his Masters of Divinity degree. Fr. Jim was appointed Director of the newly formed Department of Outreach & Evangelism in January of 2003. In 2009 Stewardship Ministry was added to his responsibilities.

Fr. Jim served as pastor of Saint George Church on West 54th Street in New York City from 2004 to 2019. During his time there, he led a revitalization of the parish as well as the complete restoration of the church building which was erected in 1886.  In September 2018, Fr. Jim began a new parish ministry at Saint George Church in Kingston, New York. Fr. Jim is married to Cally (Moraitis). They live in Cold Spring, New York with their son, Christopher.

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America