Rev. Fr. Costas P. Keares, Presiding Priest
Voice: (440) 237-8998
Email: frcos[email protected]
Fr. Costa was born on the island of Kos, Greece and immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old, and settled in Lancaster, PA. He and his twin sister Eleni are the youngest of seven children.
He graduated McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA, in 1981. He also graduated from Hellenic College in Brookline, MA in 1987 and from Holy Cross School of Theology in 1990.
Following graduation he served as youth director at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Camp Hill, PA. He married Nicole Bartz in June of 1992 and was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in December of 1992 by Metropolitan Maximos. He continued on at Holy Trinity as the assistant priest. He has also served the parish of St. Spyridon in Monessen, PA.
In 2008, Fr. Costa was assigned to our parish as the 3rd proistamenos of our community. On Palm Sunday 2019, he was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter by His Eminence Metropolitan Savas. He and Presvytera Nicole have two grown children, Peter and Christina.