Meet Our Team
Fr. Elias Villis, Camp Director
Fr. Elias was born and raised in the great city of Chicago. There he attended Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Justice, Illinois where he made his decision to enter the seminary and seek the priesthood. Entering the seminary in January, 1990, he graduated Hellenic College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies in May, 1994. Fr. Elias married Melanie Triantafilou on July 2, 1995 and graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology with a Master's of Divinity Degree in May, 1997. On February 24, 1996, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at Holy Cross Church, Justice, Illinois by His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos. Upon completing his studies in December 1996, Fr. Elias and his wife lived in Greece for 4 months studying the Greek Language. After returning to America, he was assigned to serve Archbishop Spyridon as Archdeacon. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on the Great Feast of Pentecost on May 30, 1999 and was assigned as Proistamenos to the Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour on July 1, 1999. In January 2005, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios appointed Fr. Elias Director for Camp Saint Paul. He and Presvytera Melanie currently live in Armonk, New York and have 4 children - Anastacia, Nicholas, George and Artemios.
Konstantine Gergoudis, Program Director
(also known as String Bean Dean) is ecstatic to return this summer for his third year as your Program Director! Dean graduated from Fordham University at Rosehill in 2010 with a Bachelors in Science, majoring in Psychology. Dean then completed a Masters in TESOL (teaching English as a second language) from Saint John’s University in Queens. While earning his master's, he worked full time as a Teacher’s Assistant at a school for children with disabilities for three years. He is currently a teacher working in the DOE at a public school in Queens. Coming to Camp Saint Paul for the first time in 2008 was one of the best things he has ever done. Having served on staff every summer since 2009, Dean is looking forward to spending his TENTH summer at Camp Saint Paul serving all of the staff and campers in Litchfield, Connecticut. He can't wait to see you all at camp! P.S. WHAT IS PAIN?!?!?!?!
Anastacia Villis is so excited to be serving as activities director this summer! Born and raised in Westchester, NY, she is also blessed to call CSP her summer home for the past 14 years. Anastacia just finished her second year at Northeastern University, studying political science and international affairs. She keeps busy being a project manager at the Social Enterprise Institute and the Vice President of recruitment for her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon. A SoulCycle enthusiast, travel bug and beach lover, Anastacia also has a passion for her faith and sharing it with her campers. She can't wait to bring new flextivities, and her little bit of crazy to our nighttime activities. Pray with us she doesn't get too excited and lose her voice after 2 days!