GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Association) is for 6th through 12th graders.

This group serves the youth of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America with an empasis on four main principles:

  • Worship (Liturgia)
  • Fellowship (Koinonia)
  • Service (Diakonia) and
  • Witness (Martyria).

The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.

By continuing to build on the foundation of faith established with JOY and HOPE, the young people will have something that will guide and strengthen them as they progress through middle school and high school and prepare for college and into their young adult lives.

The officers of GOYA are:

President - Stefan Kleinhenz

1st Vice President - Michael (Micha) Balourdas

2nd Vice President - Andreas (Drey) Balourdas

Secretary - Mariana Frangos

Treasurer - Michael DeFelippi


For more information please contact Bill and Stephanie Navrides at navridesfamily@gmail.com

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Archdiocese GOYA Link