Rev. Presbyter Nikolas S. Delaveris
Reverend Presbyter Nikolas Steven Delaveris holds a BA (2008) in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University, a Master of Divinity (2015) from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and a Certificate of Completion (2015) from the Addictions Counselor Education Program, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Father Nikolas served and was ordained as a Deacon at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, DC on January 11th of 2016. Shortly after, he was then assigned to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Silver Spring, MD, where he was ordained to the Priesthood on November 4th of 2018. Since then, Father Nikolas has served the communities of Saint Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church in Chelsea, New York and, most recently, Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church, Virginia.
In addition to his efforts as a clergyman, Father Nikolas has worked as an Addictions/Behavioral Health Counselor at various Mental Health Clinics, Recovery Homes, and Outpatient Programs in Boston, MA and the DC Metropolitan area. He has continued this work as a private counselor for individuals and families across the United States.
When not in a clinical or ecclesial setting, Father Nikolas enjoys putting his hands to work as a carpenter, specializing in historical timber frames. In addition to varied internship and employment experiences, Father Nikolas possesses an extensive record of youth ministry service to the Archdiocese, including GOYA, OCF, Camp Nazareth, Camp Saint Paul, and Ionian Village.
Father Nikolas is married to Presvytera Katerina Anastasia, who holds a Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Biomedical Graduate School of Georgetown University and is currently employed as a Defense Contractor. Their two sons, Stamatios and Leondios continue to bring excitement and joy to their lives as they all continue the life-long journey towards knowing and loving our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.