Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2019


All Day



Southern California

Labor Day Weekend 2019 in southern California is the place to be for young adults ages 18 – 35 at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult League Conference. This event will offer a wide array of activities including engaging workshops, inspiring speakers, worship, fellowship, and a community service project. Mark your calendars for August 29 – September 2, 2019 because the YAL Conference is where you will want to be!

“I am excited that we are offering this opportunity for our young adults to come together for this weekend conference and participate in an uplifting program designed to both deepen their faith and cultivate friendships with other Greek Orthodox young professionals,” remarked His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. “There is a great need to expand our efforts in the area of Young Adult ministry, and this conference will be a catalyst for even more programs to come.”

Applications are being accepted for the Steering Committee and can be found online and must be submitted by March 1, 2019. All applicants must be 21 years of age by August 1, 2019. Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of areas including: Events, Finance, Communications and Marketing, Worship, Registration and more. Share your talents, gain valuable experience, and build up this powerful ministry!

The YAL Conference is under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. An Advisory Board will be working closely with the Steering Committee to mentor them in planning and implementing all aspects of this event. The Honorable Steven and Stacia Counelis have been appointed as the Advisory Board Co-Chairs.

The YAL Conference Chairman is George Anagnostopoulos, a dynamic young adult who has been involved with the Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, Summer Camp at Saint Nicholas Ranch, FDF, and also in various ministries at his parish of Prophet Elias in San Bernardino, CA. George currently works as a financial analyst for AEW Capital Management, focusing on acquisitions and managing real estate investments for the west coast on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and pension funds.

Young Adult ministry is an important program to support and cultivate. The Metropolis of San Francisco is pleased to host this event as a forum of faith and fellowship for the young adults of our Metropolis and beyond. Registration will open later this spring so save the date on your calendar! You won’t want to miss this great opportunity to be part of a new chapter in Young Adult ministry.

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee a group of young adults who are committed to leading and implementing the Conference. The success of this Conference will depend on the hard work of this committee, working as one to create and execute an effective program. As a member of the Steering Committee, you will become part of a dynamic group of individuals who strive to propel the mission of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

Interested in Joining the Steering Committee? Apply Now.

Young Adult Conference Advisory Board

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco
  • Hon. Steven & Stacia Counelis – Metropolis Council/Advisory Board Co-Chairs
  • George Anagnostopoulos – 2019 YAL Conference Steering Committee Chairman
  • Johanna Duterte – Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
  • Rev. Father Gary Kyriacou – Folk Dance and Choral Festival, Board of Trustees Chairman
  • Michael Syrengelas – Metropolis Council Treasurer/Finance
  • Spiro Beckas – Metropolis Council; Folk Dance and Choral Festival, Board of Trustees Vice-Chairman
  • Kristen Bruskas – Metropolis Director of Development and Communications
  • Paul Gikas – Metropolis Director of Ministries and Administration