Finance Committee

The Direct Archdiocesan District Fiance Committee is a standing committee of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council and a subcommittee of the National Finance Committee.  It is comprised of appointed lay members from across the Direct Archdiocesan District. The DAD Finance Committee works with the National Finance Committee to implement the Total Commitment Program approved by the Archdiocese Clergy-Laity Congress in 2006.  The committee meets regularly throughout the year. The committee also meets with Parish Councils to review their allocations, hear appeals, answer questions, discuss their issues and to assist them.

- Provide for financial transparency and accountability
- Providing open transparency in DAD financial reporting
- Assists in preparing DAD Budget

- Implementation of the total Commitment Program for the DAD
- Set deadlines
- Coordinate preparation and distribution of allocations
- Hears and decides appeals
- Assist parishes through Compliance process
- Works with National Finance Committee

Members: -Clergy Members:
-His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane - Chancellor, GOA
-Father Panagiotis Papazafiropoulos - Office of the Chancellor, GOA
-Father Evan Evangelidis - Annunciation Church, Stamford

De-Facto Members:
-Mr. Larry Hotzoglou, D.A.D. Council Chair - Saint Nicholas, Flushing
-Mr. Theodore Germanakos, D.A.D.Council Treasurer - Zoodochos Peghe, Bronx

Lay Members:
-Mr. Harry Raptakis - Chair – Cathedral of St. Paul, Hempstead
-Mr. Nicholas Balidis - Church of Our Savior, Rye
-Mrs. Lydia Vagelos-Callimanis - Saint Spyridon, NYC
-Mr. Stephen Cherpelis - Holy Trinity Cathedral, NYC
-Mrs. Jennifer Constantin - Church of Our Savior, Rye
-Mr. Kyriakos C. Demou - Holy Resurrection, Brookville
-Dr. Steven Gounardes - Holy Cross, Brooklyn
-Mrs. Anna Nikolados – Holy Trinity, Hicksville
-Mr. Peter Skeadas - Church of Our Saviour, Rye

Archdiocesan Staff:
Father Soterios Baroody - CFO, GOA






All appeals and compliance conferences will be heard at the:

                                    Archdiocese Headquarters
                                    8 E. 79th St.
                                    New York, NY

Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or as otherwise scheduled.  Appointments are to be coordinated with the Finance Department, 212-774-0545.