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Tue, Mar 26


Striving for Thriving: Parish Based Youth & Young Adult Ministry

How does your parish cultivate spiritual practices in the lives of it members? Let's learn from some experts!

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Striving for Thriving: Parish Based Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Striving for Thriving: Parish Based Youth & Young Adult Ministry

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Mar 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Born in Livonia, Michigan, Fr. Kosmas was shaped by the Church. He served as an altar boy in his home parish and participated in GOYA, Summer Camp and the CrossRoad Institute. He earned a BA in Religious Studies from Hellenic College in 2012 and an MDiv (with High Distinction) from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2014. Soon after graduation, Fr. Kosmas joined the Saints Peter and Paul parish as a full-time youth director, a position he held until 2018. He was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in October of 2015 and to the Holy Priesthood in March of 2016. In January of 2019, Fr. Kosmas was appointed Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Chicago Metropolis. On November 1, 2023, he was assigned to serve as Pastor (Proistamenos) of the St. Andrew parish. Fr. Kosmas is married to Anna Kallis, and they have a son named Jonah, and a daughter named Mara.

Anna began her journey with CrossRoad as a participant in 2005; after a transformative experience at CrossRoad and subsequent alumni retreats, Anna was drawn to pursue ministry professionally. Anna earned her Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross School of Theology in 2013, emphasizing her studies in Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Anna has worked for CrossRoad Institute in many different capacities since 2011 including CrossRoad Summer Institute staff, Assistant Director and Co-Director, Telos Gamma Director, and Telos Operations.

About Striving for Thriving

Join a monthly Zoom call led by parish leaders across the nation to take a deep dive with your parish leadership and ministry team into strategies and techniques that your parish can use to enhance its vitality.

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