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Our Clergy

"This is how one should regard us:
as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God."
(1 Corinthians 4:1)

"The primary work of the priest
is to offer the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist to God."
(St. Nektarios of Aegina)

Here at St. Nektarios Church, we strive to be a Christ-centered community, living our lives and worshipping in a way that is pleasing to our Lord, and firmly rooted in the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. This means that we aim to offer regular, frequent, rich, sober, and beautiful worship to God, and loving, compassionate education and ministry to His people. We thank Him for your presence and for the opportunity to serve you. It is our sincere hope that you feel welcome to worship with us as often as you are able and, if you are not already a member, that you will consider joining our Christian family. Won't you join us as we strive to know and love our Lord and each other more perfectly? Loving God and our neighbor is not only our desire, but our Lord’s commandment.

May our Lord  bless you,
now and always.

In His Love and Service,

The Clergy of St. Nektarios Church

Protopresbyter Andreas Houpos

Fr. Andreas began his ministry as proïstamenos (pastor) here at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in October 2020. Prior to this, he served at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Flushing, NY. It was there he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in June 2017 by His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane, and in July 2017 to the Holy Presbyterate by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron (Elder) of America.

From 2014 to 2017, he served as Pastoral Assistant at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, MD. He is a 2014 graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (M.Div.; Cert. Byzantine Music).

Fr. Andreas is a native of Portsmouth, VA; his home parish is the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk. He and Presbytera Meredyth (Sophia) were wed there in 2005.

Fr. Andreas is a board member and the chaplain for The Liturgical Arts Academy. He currently serves on the Metropolis Council of the Metropolis of Atlanta.

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Presbyter Panayiotis Steele

Fr. Panayiotis was assigned as the ephemerios (second priest) of St. Nektarios in March 2024. Prior to beginning his assignment, he was the ephemerios of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Fr. Panayiotis was ordained at St. Sophia, both to the Holy Diaconate (February 2021) and Presbyterate (June 2021).

Originally from northern Virginia, Fr. Panayiotis is a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Cert. Byzantine Music, 2018; M. Div., 2021). Prior to this ministerial formation and education, Fr. Panayiotis studied Computer Science at the University of Virginia and worked as a software engineer.

Fr. Panayiotis and his wife, Presbytera Eirini, have been married since 2020 and have been blessed with two daughters.

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Protopresbyter Steve Dalber (Retired)

Fr. Steve received his Master of Divinity degree in May 1994, and was ordained on December 4, 1994. From the time of his ordination through May 1995, he served at Saint George Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire. Fr. Steve then served as Assistant Priest and Youth Director at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Newport News, Virginia, until October 1998, when he joined the St. Nektarios community in Charlotte. He retired from active ministry in October 2020, with the arrival of Fr. Andreas Houpos, and remains close to this blessed community that he helped found and shepherd over two decades.

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Presbyter Paul Tsahakis

Fr. Paul Tsahakis, MD, is a founding member of St. Nektarios Church. He services the Sacred Monastery of Panagia Prousiotissa in Troy, NC, and of St. Nektarios in Aegina, Greece. He serves as an orthopedic surgeon for Shelter Health Services in Charlotte, and at St. Dionysios Hospital in Aegina. Fr. Paul is also the founder of St. Hermione Home.

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St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church — 5108 Kuykendall Road, Charlotte NC 28270
tel: 704-708-4669 | fax: 704-846-6094 | | @stnektarioscharlotte