Father John TouloumesProtopresbyter, Proistamenos
Father John Touloumes has served as pastor of Holy Trinity Church since August, 1993.
A Pennsylvania native, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College in 1981, his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1985 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business in 1986.
Father John has served extensively in youth ministries on the local, Metropolis and Archdiocese levels since 1981. He was the chairman of the Seventh Annual National Young Adult League Conference (Pittsburgh, 1989). At the Archdiocesan level, Father John has served as a member of the Archdiocese Council, the National Stewardship Commission and the Archdiocese Council Technology Committee, and he is currently the President of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council, which represents all the clergy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (apc.goarch.org) and has chaired the 2011 and 2013 APC National Clergy Retreats. In the local Metropolis of Pittsburgh, he is a member of the Metropolis Council, where he chairs the Administration Committee and has led Parish Leadership development seminars since 1999. He is on the Metropolis Youth Commission and has served as secretary of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh St. John Chrysostom Clergy Syndesmos.
Father John has also been actively involved in Orthodox Missions, leading mission teams of teenagers and parents on home-building and service projects to Rosarito, Mexico, with Project Mexico, to the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana, with YOCAMA (Young Orthodox Christian Missionary Adventues) and to Appalachia with FOCUS Appalachia.
In addition to his seminary education, Father John completed a two-year program in Pastoral Marriage and Family Counseling offered by the Antiochian House of Studies and accredited by Balamand University.
He resides in Wexford, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Presvytera Becky. They have three adult children - George, Maria and Nikolas.
Father Radu BordeianuPresbyter, Assistant Priest
Father Radu Bordeianu has served as Assistant Priest of Holy Trinity Church since September, 2006.
He was born in Piatra-Neamt, Romania and obtained his Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Faculty of Orthodox Theology within the A.I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania in 1997. While teaching Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at the St. Basil the Great Orthodox Theological Seminary in Iasi, he also obtained his Master’s of Arts degree in Systematic Theology in 1999, from the same Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Iasi.
In 2000 he graduated from Duke University with a Master’s of Theology degree and was enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Marquette University. In August 2006 he became an Assistant Professor at Duquesne University’s Theology Department. He successfully defended his dissertation, “The Trinitarian Ecclesiology of Dumitru Staniloae and Its Significance for Contemporary Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue” in October, 2006, and had the degree of Ph.D. conferred upon him.
Among Father Radu’s other academic credentials are published theological book reviews and papers presented to the American Academy of Religion, various lectures, workshops and media appearances on television and radio. His research interests include, but are not limited to, ecumenical ecclesiologies, the relationship between theology and the life of the Church, theology of creation, environmental issues, secularization, and social justice.
He resides in Wexford, Pennsylvanis, with his wife, Presvytera Loredana-Mihaela, and their three children - Stefan, Ana and Rebecca.