Armed with Faith Series with Fr. Gary Kyriacou

Register Now. This week on Armed with Faith (Tuesday 9/21 at 7pm EST/4pm Pacific) Fr. Gary Kyriacou is speaking with Dr. Christine G. Zeppos. Armed with Faith is a weekly program focused on ways to serve our Youth and bring them to a better understanding of Christ and His Church. Armed with Faith is a weekly program focused on ways to serve our Youth and bring them to a better understanding of Christ and His Church. Watch more of this program and other myOCN Community Events recorded programs anytime.

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Dr. Christine G. Zeppos

Dr. Christine G. Zeppos has served 25 years in university administration and is an expert in the areas of Transformational Leadership & Change Management, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, and Accreditation & Law of Higher Education. Her vast accreditation experience and expertise led her to be appointed as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Commissioner in Sacramento representing all CA private universities (e.g., Stanford, USC, Loyola Marymount, etc.). As Dean of Brandman University, Chapman System’s School of Education, she led the development of the now highly regarded doctoral program focusing on transformational leadership and change which produces ethical and trusted leaders who are able to transform their organizations through collaboration, inclusion, creativity, innovation, strategic thinking and positive influence. The graduates of this interdisciplinary program are highly successful P-12, higher education, health care, law enforcement, business and governmental leaders. Dr. Zeppos is currently the President of the private consulting firm, Transformational Leadership, LLC, which offers support to CEO’s, College Presidents, and Superintendents in the areas of Transformational Leadership & Change Management, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Instructional Technology, and Accreditation.

#1: Michelle Moujaes, Executive Director of Faithtree

 

Fr. Gary spoke with Michelle Moujaes, Executive Director of Faithtree. Faithtree is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California that creates resources to help Orthodox Christians learn and live the Faith.

Michelle Moujaes, Executive Director of Faithtree

Michelle is the founder and Executive Director of Faithtree Resources, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California. Faithtree creates resources to help Orthodox Christians learn and live the Faith.

After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Social Work and Community Organizing, including coursework emphasis on theology and organizing communities of faith, she began working for a variety of agencies including: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Monster.com’s Making it Count Program, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the Easter Seals School for Children with Autism. She has led in a variety of roles within the Orthodox Christian Church including as the New England Regional Youth Director for the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the Metropolitan Committee Chair in Los Angeles for International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s National Board of Directors, Founding Chair of St. Elijah Orthodox Church elementary school programming in
Oklahoma City, among others.

Michelle is happily married to the kindest man in the universe, Waleed, and together they have four children, Dimitri, Alexander, Jonah and Sabine. When she’s not speaking or creating content for Faithtree Resources, you might find her speaking internationally on the topic of autism and interventions for adults and children with Extraordinary Needs, or volunteering at St. Michael Church, the home parish she and her family attend.

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  • Father Gary serves the Metropolis of San Francisco as the Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (February 2021) and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as the Director of Ionian Village (November 2019). Prior to serving the Metropolis of San Francisco, Fr. Gary served the parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Camarillo, California. Camarillo is in Ventura County, which is just outside of Los Angeles. He has been married to Christina since July 6, 1997. After their honeymoon they moved to Brookline, MA for Gary to pursue his Masters of Divinity. There Christie gave birth to the couple’s two boys Haralambos (Feb. 2000) and Iakovos (March 2001). Fr. Gary Kyriacou was ordained to the Deaconate on May 27, 2001 and then to the Priesthood on September 9, 2001. Fr. Gary was the assistant to Fr. Tom Paris at the Ascension Cathedral in Oakland, Ca from June 2001- July 2004. On August 1, 2004 he was assigned to serve the faithful of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Camarillo, Ca. In 2004 the devoted community purchased 4.1 acres in the center of Camarillo and began to raise money to build a new structure. In 2013 the Ground-Breaking Ceremony took place for the St. Demetrios Agape Building. The Agape Building, a two story edifice with a chapel, reception hall, conference room, offices and classrooms was completed in 2015. St. Demetrios celebrated the Thyranoixia (Door Opening Ceremony) on May 31, 2015 and the new building was permanently occupied in July 2015. Fr. Gary also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Metropolis of San Francisco Greek Orthodox Greek Dance and Choral Festival. Here he enjoys gathering the Youth of the Metropolis and sharing with the them importance of our Faith and Culture. In 2008 Pres. Christina gave birth to their little girl, Eleni Kay Kyriacou. The family of five loves living in Ventura County. They like going to the beach, Dodger games, and the movies. They enjoy In-n-Out Cheeseburgers and playing Apples to Apples. Fr. Gary studied Film Production at California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Prior to answering his calling to ministry he wanted to be a film producer and screenwriter. He worked on a few films and television shows before earning his Masters of Divinity in May of 2001.


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Fr. Gary Kyriacou

Father Gary serves the Metropolis of San Francisco as the Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (February 2021) and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as the Director of Ionian Village (November 2019). Prior to serving the Metropolis of San Francisco, Fr. Gary served the parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Camarillo, California. Camarillo is in Ventura County, which is just outside of Los Angeles. He has been married to Christina since July 6, 1997. After their honeymoon they moved to Brookline, MA for Gary to pursue his Masters of Divinity. There Christie gave birth to the couple’s two boys Haralambos (Feb. 2000) and Iakovos (March 2001). Fr. Gary Kyriacou was ordained to the Deaconate on May 27, 2001 and then to the Priesthood on September 9, 2001. Fr. Gary was the assistant to Fr. Tom Paris at the Ascension Cathedral in Oakland, Ca from June 2001- July 2004. On August 1, 2004 he was assigned to serve the faithful of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Camarillo, Ca. In 2004 the devoted community purchased 4.1 acres in the center of Camarillo and began to raise money to build a new structure. In 2013 the Ground-Breaking Ceremony took place for the St. Demetrios Agape Building. The Agape Building, a two story edifice with a chapel, reception hall, conference room, offices and classrooms was completed in 2015. St. Demetrios celebrated the Thyranoixia (Door Opening Ceremony) on May 31, 2015 and the new building was permanently occupied in July 2015. Fr. Gary also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Metropolis of San Francisco Greek Orthodox Greek Dance and Choral Festival. Here he enjoys gathering the Youth of the Metropolis and sharing with the them importance of our Faith and Culture. In 2008 Pres. Christina gave birth to their little girl, Eleni Kay Kyriacou. The family of five loves living in Ventura County. They like going to the beach, Dodger games, and the movies. They enjoy In-n-Out Cheeseburgers and playing Apples to Apples. Fr. Gary studied Film Production at California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Prior to answering his calling to ministry he wanted to be a film producer and screenwriter. He worked on a few films and television shows before earning his Masters of Divinity in May of 2001.

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