Christ is in our midst!
We’re changing our name but continuing to be an Orthodox Christian resource for Christ-centered, successful fundraising assistance for parishes.
For over 15 years, the Office of Parish Development of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has helped parishes raise over $150 million to build, expand, renovate, and grow their mission.
The Office of Parish Development is now Orthodox Parish Development, and we’re here to help your parish turn your vision for the future into a reality!
Meet the Team
Jerry Minetos, Founder & President
Mr. Minetos, has two decades of experience working as a fundraising consultant to Orthodox Christian parishes and organizations. His work assisting parishes in all aspects of development includes capital campaigns, feasibility studies, stewardship, and strategic planning. Mr. Minetos graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and received his MBA degree from Roosevelt University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and has received his Certificate in Fund Raising Management through the Fund Raising School at Indiana University. He brings leading-edge business development and technology skills into the Orthodox Church environment.
Abby Vlahos, Grant Research and Proposal Writing
Ms. Vlahos has a broad background in development through her work at several Chicago-area not-for-profits since 1997. For more than a decade, Ms. Vlahos’s work has focused on foundation fundraising through grant prospect research and proposal writing in the Orthodox Christian context. Her work for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and now Orthodox Parish Development has been one of the highlights of her career, as she has been able to apply her professional skills in service to the Orthodox Church. Ms. Vlahos has a B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.