Fr. Dean A. Panagos | Proistamenos


Fr. Dean was born and raised in Manchester, NH, where he attended Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church and Saint George Cathedral.   He is a graduate of Hellenic College, class of 1982 and Holy Cross School of Theology, class of 1985.  He is married to Stephanie Morfis Panagos and they are the parents of two children Eleana and Chrysanthy.  Fr. was ordained to the Deaconate on February 2, 1992 at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles and to the Priesthood on February 18, 1992 at the FDF Dance Festival in Anaheim, California.

Fr. Dean was Pastoral Assistant at Saint Katherine Church in Redondo Beach, CA from 1985-1992 where he also was the Chair of the Los Angles Young Adult Conference in 1991.  From 1992 – 1995 he served as Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity/Prophet Elias Church in Salt Lake City, UT and was the advisor of the Salt lake Young Adult Conference in 1993.  From 1995 – 2001 he served as pastor of Annunciation Church in Dover, NH where he also served as Chair of the Dover Interfaith Council, Chair of the Homeless Shelter and representative on the NH Council of Churches.  From 2001 – 2002 he was Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston, NH.  He was the founding Pastor of Saint Luke Church in Columbia, MO (2002-2005)

Fr. Dean was assigned as pastor of Saint Sophia Church, November 1, 2005, by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston. In addition to the parish, Fr. Dean is currently the chairman for the Chaplaincy Board for Lawerence Memorial Hospital. Father has also served as the President of the Metropolis of Boston Clergy Brotherhood, Chair of the Greater New London Religious Leaders, the Archdiocese Council, Metropolis Council, and as Secretary of the APC (Archdiocese Presbyters Council).