2014 St. Barbara Parish Council Members
|President:||Dr. Maria Diamantis|
|Vice President:||Cynthia Anasson|
|Assistant Treasurer:||Nota Koutroumanis|
|Additional Council Members:||Paul Dalakas|
To contact any Parish Council member, please contact the Church Office at 203-795-1347.
What is the Ministry of the Parish Council?
According to the Archdiocese Uniform Parish Regulations, “To serve on a Parish Council is a ministry and all those who serve are called to represent Christ and the Orthodox Faith to all whom they meet in all aspects of life. The Parish Council shall consist of the Priest, as the head of the Parish, and a number of elected lay members fixed by the Parish Bylaws or by local statute according to the needs of the Parish. The Parish Council is responsible to the Parish Assembly and to the respective Hierarch for conducting all Parish affairs in keeping with the mission, aims and purposes of the Church as set forth in the Charter and these Regulations. The Parish Council shall be deemed to mean also Board of Trustees or Board of Directors when such designations are required by local statute. The Priest shall be a non-voting member of the Parish Council.” (UPR, Chapter Two, Article 24, Section 1).
How is the Parish Council Elected?
“Members of the Parish Council shall be elected by parishioners in good standing of the Parish in accordance with the Regulations and the Parish Bylaws. The election of the members of the Parish Council shall be held no earlier than the first Sunday in November, and no later than the second Sunday in December. A candidate for the Parish Council must be a parishioner in good standing of the Parish for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of the election and must live his or her life in accordance with the Faith and canons of the Church. The Priest determines whether the Parishioners are in canonical and financial good standing as specified in Article 18, Sections 1 through 3.” (UPR, Chapter Two, Article 25, Sections 1 and 2).
What if I am Interested in Serving on the Parish Council?
General notice is provided to the entire community prior to every Parish Council election. If you would like to have your name placed in nomination and meet the criteria for service, please contact the Priest or Parish Council President for more information.
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