Rev. Father Dimitri Tsakas
Father Dimitri Tsakas was born in Brisbane in 1966. He attended Junction Park State School and then Brisbane State High School. He completed a Bachelors Degree in Social Work for which he was awarded with Honours after completing a Thesis in the area of Social Policy.
After graduating, Father Dimitri commenced work with what was then, the Department of Social Security. He worked with disadvantaged groups and in areas from Townsville to Hughenden in Northwest Queensland.
He met Michelle ( ) in Townsville and in 1988 they were married in Mackay. In 1989 they moved to Brisbane where Father Dimitri practiced Social Work in the area of Psychiatric Disability. In 1991 he practiced as a Family Court Counsellor for the Family Court of Australia in Brisbane.
In May the same year, His Eminence, Archbishop Stylianos, ordained him a Deacon, at the Church of Saint George. Here he served for 3½ years before he moved to Sydney where he completed his Bachelor Degree in Theology at St Andrew’s Theological College.
In 1994, he was ordained to the Priesthood at the Church of St George in Brisbane and for the next 3 years served the Parishes of Sydney.
In 1997, Father Dimitri was posted to serve at the Church of St George in Brisbane. During his time as a Deacon and over his years as a Priest, he focused particularly on reaching out to the Australian born members of the Church in order to help their growth in Christ and secure future generations for our Parish. This has been attested to in the increasing number of youth and young families that have become an integral part of Parish Community life. During this time he has also been involved with several ecumenical and community initiatives and completed a Masters Degree in International Relations.
On Father Gregory’s retirement as Vicar-General, Father Dimitri was appointed Archiepiscopal Vicar for Queensland.
Father Dimitri and Presvytera Michelle have two (2) sons, Andrew & James.
Rev. Father Anastasios Bozikis
Father Anastasios Bozikis was born in Warialda NSW in 1970. As an infant, he was baptised in the Church of Saint George by Father Gregory Sakellariou. His family moved to the Gold Coast in 1971.
He attended Broadbeach State School on the Gold Coast and also served as an Alter Boy in the Church of Saint Anna on the Coast.
In 1980 his family moved to Brisbane, where he completed his primary and high school studies. He attended Sunday school and Saint George and was later appointed Chairman of the Youth Fellowship.
In 1990 he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree after completing studies in Commerce Law at the University of Queensland.
He moved to Sydney in 1991 to study Theology at St Andrew’s Theological College and in 1995 he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology Degree. He taught Religion, Economics, Commerce and History at St. Spyridon’s College in Sydney.
He graduated with Master of Theology from the University in Sydney in 1996.
He met Maria Skoumbourdis in Sydney and in 1996 they married.
In 1998, he was ordained a Deacon by His Eminence, Archbishop Stylianos and in 1999 was ordained to the Priesthood. Father Anastasios served the Parishes of Bankstown and Kogarah for 5 years.
In 2004 he was placed at the Church of Saint George in Brisbane.
Father Anastasios and Presvytera Maria have four (4) children, Dionysios, Zoe, George & Theofilos.