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The Friends of Saint Nicholas

The Friends of Saint Nicholas was established in December 2019 in order to raise, invest, and disburse funds for the construction and further improvement of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at 130 Liberty Street, to replace the edifice at 155 Cedar Street destroyed on September 11, 2001, and to serve as a parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The Friends will support the on-going operation and maintenance of the Church by exercising authority as delegated by the Parish and accepted by the Corporation. They will also provide financial, management, advisory, and service assistance and support to the construction and further improvement of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine.

The members of Saint Nicholas are as follows:

  • Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Honorary Chairman
  • Fr. Alex Karloutsos, Vicar General
  • Dennis Mehiel, Chairman
  • Michael Psaros, Vice Chairman
  • John Payiavlas, Treasurer
  • Chrysa Demos, Secretary
  • Maria Allwin
  • John Calamos
  • John Catsimatidis
  • John Georges
  • George Marcus
  • C. Dean Metropoulos
  • George Mihaltses
  • Dean Spanos
  • George Stamboulidis
  • Richard Browne, COO of Construction (pro bono)