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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 31, 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.

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Constantine Pantelias, Program Director and District's Youth & Young Adult Director

Constantine, or Dino as most people call him, was born and raised in the Boogie Down Bronx.  Dino has been with Camp Saint Paul since 2012.  He has been a camper, staff member, boys’ director, and now he holds the title of the District’s Youth & Young Adult Director and the Program Director for Camp Saint Paul.  Dino lives and breathes Camp Saint Paul and considers it home as it is the place where he realized he had his own personal connection to our Living God.  Besides Camp Saint Paul, Dino has many hobbies that fill his life with joy including travelling, playing guitar, singing, playing sports, going on walks, reading, writing, sweating, and hanging out with all his friends.  Now being the Program Director, Dino is so excited to welcome all the campers into the same loving arms he was welcomed in to close to 11 years ago.  He hopes that the campers are ready for a life changing summer, and he can’t wait to grow his faith with every single one of you!  #AllGasNoBrakes

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George Villis, Boys Director

George Villis(Fruit Name: Peach) is so excited to be serving as boys director this summer! Born and raised in Westchester, NY, CSP has been his second home since 2005. George is headed into his third year at the University of New England. At UNE, he studies applied exercise science while also playing on their football team. George has goals of becoming a coach, personal trainer, and physical therapist. He is a gym loving movie enthusiast who also loves spending time with his family. Coming back for his fourth year on staff, George is certainly going to miss being in a cabin but is looking forward to creating a bond with all the boys this year. His faith is very important to him and has become a major part of who he is. He hopes to help the campers grow in their own faith and have fun while doing so. 

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Irene Zachariadis, Girls Director

Irene Zachariadis is so excited to be serving Camp Saint Paul as the Girls Director this year! She has been attending CSP since 2012 and it’s easily her favorite place to spend her summers. From Glen Head, NY, she is a member of The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection in Brookville and feels such a strong connection to her community there. Irene is graduating from the University of Delaware this spring with a degree in Business Management and Music Management. She has a great passion for music and is hoping to one day pursue a career in the music industry. Irene is thrilled to be able to give back to the place that has helped her grow in her faith and has brought her so much joy! She hopes that she is able to make the camp experience just as memorable and special for the campers.

Antonia Brogna,

Diakonia Leader & Camp Store

Antonia, commonly known as Toni, proudly hails from Long Island, NY. She attends church & teaches Sunday School at Holy Trinity Church in Hicksville. In 2020, she earned her BA in Journalism at Stony Brook University. Now, Toni is a Content Manager & Business Development Specialist at a cybersecurity company. She loves reading, writing, friendship bracelets (hint, hint), and all things Disney. Toni, who is a past camper, hopes to give campers the same incredible experience her counselors gave her. She can't wait to see you at the Camp Store and in Diakonia!

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Hakoda Villis, Camp Emotional Support Dog

woof, give me treats please

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