Parish Council

2015–2017

Constantinos (Dino) Ioannides, President | 2016-2018
John Matzakos, Vice President | 2016-2018
George McCoy, Treasurer | 2014-2016
Chris Tzortzis, Secretary | 2015-2017
Terry Akerly | 2015-2017
Zaphiria (Zephie) Critikos | 2016-2018
Eric Landis | 2015-2017
Loukas Loukas | 2015-2017
Rick Maniatis | 2015-2017
Jason Martin | 2016-2018
Samantha Niemann | 2015-2017
Nicolette (Nikki) Phillips | 2016-2018
Michael Therianos | 2016-2018
Ted Vlassis | 2016-2018
Steve Zervas | 2015-2017


Clergy

Rev. Protopresbyter Chris Margaritis

Proistamenos—Presiding Priest
303.388.9314
frmargaritis@assumptioncathedral.org

Fr. Chris was born in Gary, Indiana, having also lived in Ohio, New York and Greece. He spent his teenage years in Tucson, Arizona, also the home town of his wife, Maria. He served as a parish chanter and youth director before graduating from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1982, ordained to the priesthood the same year, and has served parishes across the West in California, Alaska, Washington, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska and now Assumption Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Fr. Chris has served as Diocese Youth Advisor in California, founded three University campus fellowships, worked in several summer camp programs and has been involved in five Archdiocese YAL conferences. He has presided over Pan Orthodox Clergy Councils, led a mission team to Africa and served for over ten years as co-editor of the Archdiocese Presbyter's newsletter.

Rev. Fr. Dimitrios Kyritsis

Presbyter
303.388.9314 x15
frkyritsis@assumptioncathedral.org

Fr Dimitri was born in Washington D.C., baptized in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up in Long Beach, California where he served as an acolyte under the direction of Rev. Fr Nicholas Billiris (1957-1970) at the Assumption of the Theotokos Parish. Both of his parents immigrated to this country from Greece in 1949. A May 2011 graduate of Holy Cross School of Theology, he was assigned to the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver in June of 2011. He has also served, as requested, for parishes in Boulder, Cheyenne, Colorado Springs, Loveland and Salt Lake City.

Fr Dimitri was a member of the Laramie Police Department (1978-2007) and served in the following capacities: Patrol Officer, SWAT Entry Officer, Staff Officer, Court Bailiff, Training Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Staff Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Detective (specializing in the investigation of crimes against children), Hostage Negotiator, Public Information Officer, Patrol Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Internal Affairs, Division Commander, Recruiting, Testing & Hiring, Bomb Squad Commander and three tours as Interim Chief of Police.

During his Public Safety career he also served on numerous boards and commissions including: SAFE Project (Battered Spouse Program), ADAM Project (Batterers/Abusers Program), Albany County Child Protection Team, Incest Task Force, Suicide Task Force, Albany County School Board Trustee (1985 -- 2006), Wyoming Underage Drinking Advisory Council, Wyoming State Youth Council, Governor’s Substance Abuse & Violent Crime Advisory Board and the Wyoming Episcopal Church HR Wilderness Camp Advisory Board.


church staff

Please contact our church staff to schedule upcoming events and sacraments; stewardship and pledge information, to schedule a visit of our cathedral, etc.
Office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays.

Pete Thomas Nicholas (Niko) | Facilities Manager

Kenny Bland | Assistant Facilities Manager
303.388.9314x22
facilities@assumptioncathedral.org

Jose Otero | Custodial Staff

Sarah Akerly | Executive Secretary
303.388.9314x17
secretary@assumptioncathedral.org

Diakonessa Claire Zinnis | Receptionist/Secretary
303.388.9314
czinis@assumptioncathedral.org

Bill Buettner | Staff Accountant
303.388.9314x16
billb@assumptioncathedral.org