Monday, September 19, 2022
5:00 P.M. Pacific

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Stewardship Ministry continues the monthly series “Equipping and Enriching Parish Life”. Please join us on Monday, September 19 at 5:00 p.m. PDT for a special presentation on “Revitalizing Parish Health & Achieving Operational Excellence: Examining Six Critical Areas of Parish Life.”

Over the past two years, our world has shifted. And while our Orthodox theology, worship, and ethos remain intact, many parishes have struggled to adopt – or define - the "new normal" for parish life and ministry involvement. Many are realizing that the return to pre-pandemic programs, resources, and approaches that worked previously are no longer effective or sustainable. As the new ecclesiastical year unfolds, an exceptional opportunity to "revision" what parish life can be in 2023 presents itself.

To assist our parishes in their journeys, during this segment, our speakers will:

Explore the new context and shifting landscape facing our parishes in the post-pandemic world (and "carry-over" opportunities that our parishes were already encountering).

Identify the six most critical areas of parish life which are vital to revitalizing Parish Health and optimizing Operational Effectiveness.

Share new tools and an emerging Orthodox ministry dedicated to helping parishes achieve transformational change.

For more information, please email or call 415-753-3075.


About Our Presenters

Profile Steve Tibbs

Steve Tibbs

Steve Tibbs currently leads the Orthodox Parish Leadership ministry for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. He is the author of “Parish Strategic Planning; A Guidebook for our Parishes” In total, Steve has 23 years’ experience on Parish Councils, serving 14 years as president.

Steve has led the implementation of the Metropolis of San Francisco’s Strategic Plan as well as capital campaigns comprising of more than $10 million in capital improvements. In his work, he has supported or led strategic plan development at over a dozen Orthodox Parishes and Church Ministries. Steve has been a member of the church school board and a junior high church school teacher for over 30 years at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA.

Profile Nicholas Chakos

Nicholas Chakos

Nicholas is an experienced nonprofit leader. He previously served as Executive Director of FOCUS North America, in multiple leadership roles at IOCC, and Founder of the healthcare analytics company

He is an adjunct professor of organizational development at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School and has trained over 250 nonprofit organizations, parishes, dioceses, and metropolises in strategic planning, fundraising, and organizational infrastructure. He is a graduate of the Lilly School of Philanthropy, in addition to holding a B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College and an M.N.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Nicholas is the OMS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer and also serves on the board.

Profile Marianes2

Bill Marianes

Bill Marianes has been called a “stewardship calling evangelist” and “the Orthodox WHY guy.” For 36 years, he was a partner and in leadership for two global law firms with over 1,100 lawyers each, where he was managing partner of the Atlanta office and practiced in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions.

He retired early so that he could “work” full time for free through his Stewardship Calling ministry to help people and parishes discover and live their stewardship callings so that they can have a good account before the awesome judgment seat of Christ.