Fr. Evagoras is very conscious of the remarkable spiritual impact Ionian Village has on our Greek Orthodox youth and young adults, having participated in the program multiple times as a camper and serving as a staff member for three years. He is eager to continue the rich Ionian Village that so many young people have experienced.
He has extensive experience in the fields of youth and camping ministries, having served camps and conducting retreats across the country. Prior to entering the seminary, Fr. Evagoras served as a counselor at Fanari Camp in Chicago. He also served Camp Saint Paul, the camping ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District, as both Boys Director and Program Director. Additionally, Fr. Evagoras served as Program Director at Summer Fenn Day Camp, an eight-week day camp for children ages 5-15 in Concord, Massachusetts.
In addition, Fr. served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Direct Archdiocesan District from 2010 - 2013, and currently serves as the Presiding Priest at St. Peter's Greek Orthodox Church in Riverdale, New York.
Fr. Evagoras holds a degree in Communication Studies from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois and a Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His wife Maria (Calender), of Bethesda, Maryland, has also participated in Ionian Village as a camper and served as staff member for multiple summers.