Speakers Bureau

Highly knowledgeable members of the Society of St. John Chrysostom-Western Region are now available to speak to parish adult education classes, RCIA groups, etc., about the Eastern Christian Churches, both Orthodox and Catholic.  

San Diego area

Archpriest George Morelli, Ph.D. St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, San Diego. Chairman, Dept. of Chaplain and Pastoral Counseling Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of New York. Contact: counseling@antiochian.org

Fr. James Bankston Pastor, St. John the Baptizer Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, La Mesa, CA, Contact: frjames@mac.com or pastor@stjohnthebaptizer.org

San Diego and Riverside County

Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Fr. James Babcock Contact: sophiamelkite@gmail.com

Orange County

Fr. Steve Tsichlis Pastor, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA. Contact: father@stpaulsirvine.org

Los Angeles Archdiocese area

Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Alexei Smith Pastor, St. Andrew Russian-Greek Catholic Church, El Segundo, CA; Director Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Particular topics: Eastern Church; Practical Ecumenism Contact: frarsmith@la-archdiocese.org


Hieromonk Maximos Davies Priest-monk of Holy Resurrection Romanian Greek-Catholic Monastery, Valyermo. (Particularly on topics relating to ethics and morality). Contact: monks@hrmonline.org Please contact the individual speakers to arrange schedules, topics and stipends. Further information (including updates to this list) contact: SSJC-WR President, Fr. James Bankston, (619) 905-5278 at frjames@mac.com or pastor@stjohnthebaptizer.org, or Secretary, Diane Alves by email.

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