Greek Orthodox Youth of America
The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour, 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 towards salvation.
GOYA is ministry for junior high and high school grade Orthodox Christian teenagers. Teenagers should be at least 13 years of age before joining. Its main activities are fellowship, service, and social activities. The orientation and implementation of the program reflects the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition, and Life. The St. Athanasius GOYA organizes a number af annual fundraisers including the Fall Family Glendi and the Christmas Wreath Sale. They also participate in outreach to the sick and needy and enjoy social activities including apple picking, and fun trips to Boston.
2020-2021 GOYA Officers
President: Kanella Boretos
Vice President: Eleni Ioakimidis
Treasurers: Maria Dakopoulos and Antoni Ioakimidis
Correspondence Secretary: Aliki Patoucheas and Angie Stanitsas
Correspondence Secretary (Bulletin): Aliki Patoucheas
Secretary of Minutes: Melina Ioakimidis
Nahum the Prophet; Ananias the Persian; Philaret the Merciful of Amnia; Holy Father Theocletus the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Lacedaemonia; Our Holy Fathers Ananius and Solochon, Archbishops of Ephesus