His Beatitude, Patriarch JOHN X
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East
Biography of His Beatitude

Father John Phelps

Father John was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St. John Cathedral in Eagle River, Alaska, on September 7, 2013, by the hand of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH. He served at St. Herman Orthodox Church in Wasilla, Alaska until June 4, 2015, when he and his family moved to Goldendale, Washington, and began serving the newly-formed mission there. On March 19, 2017, Fr. John was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima, Washington, by the hand of His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, and assigned as pastor of Saints Joachim and Anna Mission. Father John has been married to Khouriya Anna since 1996; they have been blessed with eight children, four children-in-law, and one grandchild.

Father Deacon Anthony May

Our community was blessed to receive a Deacon on December 23, 2020: Deacon Anthony May. Fr. Dn. Anthony is married to Diakonissa Mary, and they have five children.

Minor Orders

Subdeacon Paisios Kullgren
Subdeacon Eligius Knowles
Reader Basil Stuart
Reader Herman Lewis
Reader Philip Colyar
Reader Theophan Lewis
Taper-bearer Nicholas May
Taper-bearer Isaac Colyar