Clergy, Staff & Parish Council
The Rev. Father Paul Paris, Presiding Priest (Email)
Fr. Paul Thomas Paris has been the Proistamenos of the Holy Trinity Cathedral since December 1, 2014. He holds a BA from Hellenic College, an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Fr. Paul and his family served parishes in California and Minnesota before returning to Portland where his wife (Presbytera) Stephanie grew up and where they were married in 1995.
The Rev. Father Christos Kalaitzis, Assistant Priest (Email)
Father Christos was born and raised in the city of Serres, in central Macedonia, Greece. He received two undergraduate degrees, one in law and one in theology, as well as a Master of Arts in Mass Media and the Church at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In June 2000, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate, and in March 2001, he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood. Since then, he has served as priest of the Holy Church of the True Cross in Serres. He has been very active in his community; among other outreach, he founded and directed a church radio station, served on the board of a drug prevention center, counseled for Sunday school, and planned and coordinated charity programs.
The Rev. Father Deacon David Cole, Deacon (Email)
Father Deacon David received a BA in Slavic Languages and Social Sciences, plus a Certificate of Central-East European Studies, with minor emphasis on Byzantium and Early Church History, in 1969 from PSU. He studied his junior year at the Univ. of Zagreb, Croatia. He received an MA in Russian and Chinese History in 1976 from PSU. He holds Teaching Certificates in Social Science, English, and Russian, and taught all three subjects for 31 years at Parkrose High School. He was tonsured to the Sub-diaconate in the Russian Orthodox Church in 1978. In 1999 he was ordained a deacon in the Greek Orthodox Church and currently serves as the Cathedral Cathechist. He is married to Diakonissa Barbara and they have three grown children.
The Rev. Father Deacon George Ketrenos, Deacon
Photini Downie Robinson – Protopsaltria (Email)
Photini directs the chant program at Holy Trinity Cathedral. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance and a Certificate in Byzantine Music from Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology. Photini is a performing artist with professional vocal ensemble Cappella Romana and the founding director of Yphos Studio where she teaches Byzantine Chant and vocal technique to Orthodox cantors and clergy. Photini is in national demand as a cantor, teacher, ensemble artist, writer, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Her work as been featured by Ancient Faith Radio, Axia Women, and Early Music America. In 2022, she was formally tonsured into the office of Cantor by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco. She is a graduate student at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary where she is pursuing a Master of Theological Studies with a focus on the intersection of liturgical music and pastoral ministry.
Jonas Williams is the choir director at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. (More to come)
Parish Council - 2024
President: Nikki George
1st Vice President (Human Resources): Lynn Stavrakis
2nd Vice President (Maintenance): Jim Lampus
Treasurer: Christos Karanikas
Recording Secretary: Sophia Kondoleon
Corresponding Secretary: Cindy Trumpower
Many thanks to all of our parish council members mentioned above for their service and commitment to our Holy Trinity Cathedral!