Our Leadership & Board

We Hold Ourselves to a Higher Standard… At the Orthodox Christian Network, we are driven by sharing sparks of faith- spreading love, forgiveness and selflessness by providing news, education, spiritual practice & community via a world-class learning platform.


NICK T. MAVRICK, Chairman. He is inspired by sharing his experiences of visiting the Holy Land and seeing the ‘Guardians of the Tomb first-hand’.  He is Managing Director of an analytics and marketing company.

CHARLES T. LELON, Vice Chairman. He is inspired to foster love, forgiveness and selflessness by sharing the original teachings of Christ.  He is founder & CEO of a private equity firm.

JOANNE S. MITCHELL, Second Vice Chairman. She is inspired by comforting those seeking God’s love and introducing them to Christ.  She is President & CEO of a property management company.

GARRY PAXINOS, Secretary. He is inspired by connecting people to Christ and sharing examples of goodness.  He is Chief Technology Officer of a publicly traded communications company.

Pictured Left to Right at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem: Chuck Lelon (Vice Chairman), Father Chris Metropulos (Founder & Executive Director) & Nick Mavrick (Chairman),

Pictured Left to Right at the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem:   Chuck Lelon (Vice Chairman), Father Chris Metropulos (Founding Father) & Nick Mavrick (Chairman).

OCN Board of Directors



  • His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America
  • Rev. Steven Zorzos
  • Rev. Gregory Joyce
  • Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos
  • Andreas Alexandrou
  • Michael Angelakos
  • Pamela Collins
  • Demetra Ganias Soterakis
  • Evangeline Gouletas
  • Michael Levas
  • Gabriel Otte
  • Tina Serbanos
  • Christos Tsavoussis

Inspired by the Guardians of the Tomb

Symbol of the Guardians of the Tomb of Christ

The symbol of the Guardian of the Tomb is one that is seen through-out the Holy Land

Flag of the Guardians of the Tomb next to lighted candles

Many of our Board Members have visited the Holy Land and remain inspired by the Orthodox Church’s role in being ‘Guardians of the Tomb of Christ’.

Our Board of Directors believes in 100% accountability and transparency.  They are donors to the Orthodox Christian Network, they are not paid, not reimbursed, and do not receive any commercial benefit from their volunteer and leadership roles.  We are proud to hold ourselves to the highest standards of accountability and transparency.  We invite you to give your feedback, to share your suggestions, to bring a friend online , to volunteer, to learn more about our business plan, and  to make a contribution to allow us to reach, and inspire.

The Orthodox Christian Network is a proud to be a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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