Monday, July 26, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT

The Metropolis of San Francisco Stewardship Ministry invites you to join us for a special presentation by Rev. Father John Kocolas (Nativity of Christ – Novato, CA), and Thomaida Hudanish (Metropolis Director of Missions and Evangelism) where they will share strategies and ideas for “Fostering Community Outreach and Evangelism”. If we want to grow our parishes and stewardship, we need to be more attentive to how we engage with the greater community through charitable works. Learn how we can extend our hands and hearts and demonstrate the love of Christ through our actions.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 23, 2021.

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

Guest Speakers

Profile Fr John Kocolas

Rev. Fr. John Kocolas

Proistamenos at the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Novato, CA

Rev. Father John Kocolas currently serves as proistamenos at the Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church in Novato, CA. He grew up deeply involved in the Church of the Annunciation in Modesto, CA and earned a degree in Business Marking from CSU Stanislaus.

After graduating with his Masters of Divinity from Holy Cross Theological Seminary in Brookline, MA, he was ordained in 2012 and served the Church of the Holy Cross in Belmont, CA as the assistant priest. Moving to Novato in 2016, Fr. John is blessed with a loving wife of 10 years and two energetic children. He looks forward to sharing his experiences in effective outreach to current, new, and future stewards of the Church.

Profile Thomaida Hudanish

Thomaida Hudanish

Director of the Metropolis Missions and Evangelism Ministry

Thomaida Hudanish serves as the Metropolis Director of the Missions and Evangelism Ministry. She worked for eight years in parish ministry before joining the Metropolis Missions and Evangelism Ministry in 2014. In addition to her work in the American mission field, she has volunteered with Orthodox programs in India, Israel-Palestine, and Mexico, and served on short-term mission teams to Mongolia and Kenya with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC).

She is also the co-founder of Beauty First Films, publishers of a unique Liturgical Seasons wall calendar and creators of a forthcoming documentary about St. Amphilochios of Patmos. Thomaida lives and works in Portland, Oregon.