Fr. Charles Joanides has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, a Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and an AAMFT approved supervisor. Since 1980, he has served as a priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He is married and has two children.
In addition to his duties as a priest, Fr. Charles has conducted extensive research related to intermarried couples and their families in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He also lectures, teaches, and writes on intermarriage, marital enhancement, and premarital preparation.