DAD Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Fr. Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos, Director
Fr. Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos comes from Astoria, NY, the Greek Capital of the world outside of Greece! He received his undergraduate from New York University with a degree in pre-med and a minor in Economics. After he completed his undergraduate studies, he decided to pursue a degree in Theology from the University of Athens while simultaneously enrolled and taking classes at St. Vladimir’s Theological Seminary in Scarsdale, NY. Fr. Panagiotis was appointed as Youth Director of the Direct Archdiocesan District by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios in 2014. He was ordained to the Diaconate in May of 2014 and the Presbyterate on January of 2018. One of his responsibilities, and honors, is to oversee and be a part of the Camping Ministry of the Direct Archdiocesan District Youth Office, Camp Saint Paul.
Alexandros Avgeris, Assistant Director
Alexandros comes from Long Island, New York. He is part of the community at Saint Demetrios Church in Merrick, New York. He received his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from Hellenic College Holy Cross in 2016 and just completed his Masters of Divinity in May of 2018. (Can anyone say, "Yay...No more papers!?") Alexandros was recently appointed as the Assistant Youth Director of the Direct Archdiocesan District and is honored to be able to serve the Church in this capacity. In his sparetime, he enjoys reading, writing and cooking. Alexandros has a talent to simultaneously whip up the best cheesecake you’ve ever eaten while making the largest mess. He looks forward to serving our Youth this summer at Camp Saint Paul, and is honored to be a part of such a spiritually fruitful and inspiring ministry.