Our Clergy

Fr. Demetri Kangelaris
Proistamenos (Presiding Priest)

Fr. Demetri Kangelaris was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and came to the United States in 1973 to complete his studies. He attended Holy Cross Seminary, and was Ordained to the Holy Priesthood in June of 1981.

Fr. Demetri and Olga were married in Portland, Maine in 1977. They have 2 adult children, Katina and Michael, and have been blessed by a son-in-law Thomas Vlahakis, and 2 grandsons, Hunter Thomas and Blake Demetri.

He has served in 3 parishes: St Sophia in Los-Angeles, CA., St George in Oklahoma City, OK, and the Annunciation in Winston-Salem, NC. Pastoring the Annunciation has been a special blessing, as the community is strong, active, diverse and responsive.

In addition to his duties at Annunciation, Fr. Demetri serves as Vicar of the NE. Conference, representing Metropolitan Alexios in 15 parishes located in North Carolina and Tennessee.


Fr. Constantine Shepherd
Assistant Priest 

Fr. Costa (Millard) Shepherd is a native of the Winston-Salem area. He is a convert to the Orthodox faith and came into the church in 1988. He is a former law enforcement officer, who retired after 30 years of service. Fr. Costa completed his Master’s Degree in Applied Orthodox Christian Theology through the St. John of Damascus Institute of the University of Balamand, Antiochian House of Studies. He was ordained to the Diaconate in 2010 and to the Priesthood in 2016 by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios.

Fr. Costa is married to Presvytera Stacy and they have two sons James, and Speros who is married to his wife Lauren, and one grandson Logan Thomas.

Fr. Costa, in addition to his work with the ministries of the parish, serves as one of the directors of the Metropolis of Atlanta’s St. Stephen’s Summer Camp, is involved in volunteer Crisis Chaplaincy with local emergency responders, is a member of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Frontline Disaster Response Team, and serves as a campus minister for Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) at Wake Forest University.

 

Fr. Demetri Kangelaris
Presiding Priest
H 336-768-9130
W 336-765-7145 
wsgoc.fatherd@gmail.com 

Fr. Constantine Shepherd
Assistant Priest
336-399-4655 
kostashep@gmail.com 

Office Manager
Maria Gallins
336-765-7145
wsgoc.office@gmail.com

Bookkeeping & Accounting
Athena Karahalios
336-765-7145
wsgoc.bookkeeping@gmail.com

Parish Council President
George Bambalis
336-399-3167
gbambalis@yahoo.com

Philoptochos President
Leigh Cortesis
336-462-0179
leigh.cortesis@bhhscarolinas.com

Sunday School Coordinators

Bessie Epes
336-617-5059
bkepes50@gmail.com

Athena Karahalios
336-748-0252
akarahalio@aol.com

Tina Kennedy-White
336-462-0179
tinawhitekennedy@me.com

Greek School
Alexandra Skilodimos
336-682-0642
askilodimos@yahoo.com

Choir Director
Scott Marshall
336-766-3919
scottmarshall@remax.net

Annunciation Christian Academy
Evie Vagios
W 336-765-3663
C 336-847-5856
annunciationchristianacademy@gmail.com

Website
Matthew Greene
336-244-7320
wmg49ers@aol.com

Bookstore & Library
Ron Sheppard
336-724-7122
wsgoc.library@gmail.com

Cookbook Inquiries
wsgoc.library@gmail.com