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“Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” – 1 Corinthians 4:1
The St. George Parish Council, together with the pastor of our Church, is responsible for the governance and operation of the Church on a day to day basis. The Parish Council is composed of 20 dedicated members of the community. From this group, 10 are elected to serve on the Parish Council for a two-year term. The Parish Council is a diverse group of individuals ranging in age, backgrounds and professional experiences. The Council meets monthly, typically on the third Tuesday of every month.

Every year, during the Fall General Assembly (generally held in October or November), the community nominates and elects interested members in good standing to run for Parish Council. Members in good standing of St. George that wish to be considered for a Parish Council nomination should contact the Church Office at (781) 593-6162 to be directed to the appropriate member(s) of the Nominating Committee. For questions or information regarding Parish Council activities, please contact Parish Council President Constantine Speliakos at the Church Office at 781-593-6162, or via email at costas@eos-systems.com

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2016 Parish Council


Officers

    President   Constantine Speliakos
   Vice President   John Meklis
   Treasurer   Peter Katsos
   Secretary   Constantine Sideridis


Arthur M. Argeros, Assistant Secretary
Born and raised in Lynn, Massachusetts, he is the son of late Michael and Genevieve Argeros. Arthur has been a life time member of St. George, serving as an Altar Boy, and a member of Jr. and Sr. GOYA. Arthur resides in Lynnfield with his wife Sophia, and their son Alexander, age 8. Arthur is self-employed in the real estate/financial service business. He previously served as secretary of the parish council and is currently on the Stewardship Committee. Arthur graduated from Boston College with a degree in Accounting and has a MBA from Northeastern University. Arthur would like to continue working and contributing on the many important issues facing the St. George Community.
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Emanuel Argiros
and his wife Ellen have been members of St. George for over 25 years. Married in 1985 by Father Demos, at the Cathedral in Boston, they have a son Christopher who is 25 years old working in Boston as a tax analyst for PWC. Manny was born in Piraeus in 1954, immigrating with his family in 1960. Graduated from U.Mass Amherst in Business in 1977 and owned Peppercorn Foodservice in Boston for 24 yrs. Manny has served on the Parish Council for 14 years and as President for three.


George J. Bakos, Jr.
was born in Athol Massachusetts and was raised in Lynn by his parents George Sr. (Deceased) and his mother Aphrodite. He has been an active part of the St. George community all of his life. He resides in Winthrop and is married to Amanda; they have two children Georgiana and Zoe. He is semi-retired and stay at home dad who always tries to be there for his Family and St. George church.
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 William P. Booras

Bill and his wife Jane Booras were married at St. George in 1964. Parents of 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren. Both have been generous supporters of our Church community. Bill is synonymous with our annual Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament, being responsible for leading the “rebirth” to National Status during the 1980's. During his tenure for several terms on the parish council he established the Youth Athletic Programs. He served as chairman of many committees and functions. Bill would like to continue to bring life-long Church, professional and business experiences and involvements to the current major Church Expansion Project. He says “my eyes and ears are open to all ideas and suggestions from all parishioners of our beloved St. George community.” “Matia Tesera” and Thank you!


Michael Condakes
born and raised in Winthrop, MA has been active in our Youth Athletic Program for the past 15 years volunteering his time every Tuesday night coaching the youth of Saint George. He has served in the past as Assistant Coach for our G.O.Y.A. Basketball Team as they competed in the Metropolis Basketball League and at the Harry Agganis Basketball Tournment. He is a player/coach of the Senior Mens Basketball Team for Saint George competing in the Harry Agganis Basketball Tournament as well as other basketball tournaments throughout the country. Michael is a self employed electrical contractor. Michael is married to Madelan and the father John age 9 and Foti age 6. He is looking to maintain a positive role with the youth programs and help in the growth of St. George.

Panos Condakes
Panos has been a long time member of the St. George community. He currently resides in Saugus with his wife Dina (which he met at St George) and his 2 beautiful children, Georgia and John. He is currently employed at Eastern Bank with a background in Retail and Commercial Banking. For over 20 years he has dedicated his time and efforts for the well-being of St George. He has served on several committees and volunteer groups within our community. It is his vision to do whatever it takes to preserve the long ongoing traditions of Greek Culture, Heritage, Religion and Family values that were installed in him at a young age by his parents.

Jason Demakis, Assistant Treasurer
and his family have been members of St. George for many years. Jason, his wife Konnie and their two boys, Timothy, 9, and Nicholas, 8, have enjoyed participating in the many activities that St. George offers to a young family. Jason has been an accountant for more than twenty years at Demakis and Demakis CPA’s located in downtown Lynn and has been a parish council member for the past four years.

James Diantgikis
A Lynn resident who is married with two children and the proud papou of Arianna and John. Self-employed restauranteur (Jimmy's Famous Roast Beef and Seafood, Danvers). Jimmy's experience in the food industry is what has made our Grecian Festival so well known for the delicious and abundant food served each year. A long standing supporter of St. George. Hard working, always generous with his time and experience.

   Peter Katsos, Treasurer
became a member in 1978 at the age of 18. Baptized in 1960 and married in 1994 at St. George. Was elected to the Parish Council in 1996 and has served as Parish Council Secretary for 12 years and Past President for 3 years and Vice-President and currently as Secretary. Peter’s grandfather, Nick Caneles was the psalter at St. George for over 50 years and served on the Parish Council as President. His father John Katsos also served on the Parish Council. Peter has been involved in many activities such as Festival, Budget and Finance Committee, Harry Agganis Tournament, Athletic Committee, Greek School, Dances, Church Committee, and Golf Tournament. Peter currently serves as President of the Lynn AHEPA Chapter.

   Christine Katsos
A lifelong resident of Lynn and has been married to Peter Katsos since 1994. I was raised Roman Catholic and converted to the Orthodox religion in 1998 and have become an active member of St. George. I have served on the Philoptochos Society board for the past ten years and am beginning my second term as Treasurer. I am currently employed by the Nahant Public Schools as Business/Finance Manager responsible for managing a yearly budget of approximately $3 million. I have been involved in many activities such as the annual Grecian Festival, Agganis Tournament, Caring & Sharing, Golf Tournament, Annual Auction, as well as many other fundraising events. I feel with my business background and involvement in the church, I would be an asset to the Parish Council. I will continue to dedicate my time & energy to St. George and will be visible within the Church.

   Charles Lambesis
Charles (Dino) has been a member of the Parish Council for several years and has served as Treasurer for five years, as President for three years and currently holds the position of Treasurer.  Charles also served as chairman of the Caring and Sharing Committee, which distributes Thanksgiving Baskets to the homeless and elderly citizens of Lynn.  The committee also sponsors a Christmas Party for the children of the SPIN homeless shelter.  He always has new ideas for fundraising such as selling of Christmas Trees and now our Annual Live and Silent Auction.

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 John Meklis, Vice-President
John was born and raised in Lynn.  He is married and has two children.  John attended both Greek and Sunday School programs here at St. George.  He served as an altar boy.  He was an active member of the Church basketball program and continues to be a part of the Athletic Program as assistant director.  John brings a willingness to work hard and to bring new and youthful ideas to the Parish Council.  In the past, he has served as Treasurer and most recently as President of the Parish Council.
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Elaine Demitropoulos-Moody
Elaine was first elected to the St. George Parish Council in 1997 when she also served as Treasurer.  She was one of six children born to William and Leona Demitropoulos.  Elaine has been married to David Charles Moody for forty years.  Although David is not Greek Orthodox he volunteers countless hours annually to Church sponsored events.   Elaine is a Yiayia of six.   She has been employed by the same employer for over thirty eight years, always involved in the day to day financial operations, first in the construction industry and now in real estate development.  For fifteen years Elaine sang with the St. George Choir under the direction of Mr. Lampes, Mr. Nichis and Mr. Arambages.  It has been a pleasure for her to serve as Treasurer and assistant Treasurer, and is especially grateful for having the opportunity to meet and work with such dedicated parishioners of St. George Church.

   Michael W. Mosho
Michael is a Boxford resident who is married to Tina and has three children, Michael, Tiffany and John.  He is the administrator of a retirement home in Lynn.  He is a lifelong member of St. George.  He attends Church regularly with his family.  His children attend Sunday School.  Michael has volunteered faithfully for many years with Church functions including running the Greek Imports table at the Festival for the past four years, and as a past member of the Parish Council.  Commitment to God, Church and family are the three most important aspects of his life and by serving on the Parish Council he will be able to further his commitment.
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   Theodore Paragios
a Lynn resident married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Retired business man (Brother’s Auto Repair 32 years). An active member of St. George for over 40 years he has served on the Parish Council for 14 years. Teddy has served on the Church and Maintenance committees and is responsible for our very successful “Taverna”/Bar at our annual Grecian Festival. Very involved in every aspect of the Church. Always volunteering his time to help wherever needed.

   George P. Pyliotis
George was born in Lynn, MA and baptized at St. George. He is the son of Peter and Mary Pyliotis and the brother to Mariam (Pyliotis) Pappas whom are all members in good standing at St. George. He also served as an altar boy to Fr. George some years ago. George serves on the church services committee and attends church every Sunday to help out and wants to continue to help out and be actively involved in the church community. George graduated from Suffolk University with a degree in Finance and he also has an Accounting degree from McIntosh College. He hopes to bring his youth, energy and willingness to actively help out wherever needed to assist in making St. George a thriving community for younger generations to come.

Constantine (Costa) Sideridis, Secretary
A native of Montreal, Costa has been a proud and continuous member of the St. George community since 1998. Married to Allyson Aucone of Lynn, they have 2 children, Nicholas and Alexander who are currently enrolled in the Greek School program. He earned a BS in Ceramic Engineering and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University in 1992 and is President/CEO of Ferro-Ceramic Grinding Inc located in Wilmington, MA. An ardent supporter of Greek heritage and culture by being a fulfilled member of Leadership 100, on the board of trustees of the Alpha Omega Council, regional co-chair of the National Hellenic Society and a member of AHEPA. In 2015, Costa was honored and bestowed the title of Archon Proto Notarios by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is active in the Stewardship committee and is the 2016 Chairman for the Metropolis of Boston golf tournament.

   Demetrios Skalkos
A Lynn resident for 40 years. He is married to Joan and has twin sons. He is self-employed, working in carpentry and painting. An active member of St. George’s parish for over 35 years, volunteering for all Church activities. A member of the Pan-Laconian Society of Boston and of the Goldfish Pond Association. “I believe that I would contribute to the community as a parish council member. I care deeply for the Hellenic culture, language, history and people. In my support of the Church, I can keep this spirit alive.”

Constantine Speliakos "Costas", President
Has been an active member of St. George since 1973. Served as an altar boy and participated/played in the GOYA basketball program and on the Harry Agganis Team for St. George for a number of years. Was a member of the Sons of Pericles and AHEPA. Fluent in Greek, he is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. President/CEO of Eos Systems in Needham, MA, a Technology Services Company with clients throughout New England and other regions of the country. Married to wife Yula and has three children, Sophia, Paul and Christina. Costa was Chairman of the School Committee, member of the Building Fund Committee, and was active in a number of fund raising events held by the Church. He would like to continue his service to the Church by being re-elected as a Parish Council member.