Father Harry Pappas bases his teaching of homiletics and pastoral theology on his seminary training at Holy Cross, graduate work in biblical studies at Harvard and Yale, and more than twenty years of pastoral experience. He has served as deacon in New Haven, Connecticut, interim pastor in Kingston, New York, and pastor in Enfield, Connecticut; Nashville, Tennessee; and – most recently – Minneapolis, Minnesota. His particular interests in parish work include Bible study, preaching, worship, contemplative prayer, pan-Orthodox cooperation, and ministry development, especially social outreach and missions, with multiple trips to Project Mexico/ St. Innocent Orphanage in Mexico, and the Hogar Rafael Orphanage in Guatemala. He has taught at Yale Divinity School, Holy Cross, and the Resurrection of Christ Seminary in Albania. Father Harry also assists in directing the field education program for students at St. Vladimir’s, and continues pastoral work as a part time associate at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Rochelle.
He is married to Kerry (nee Kaloudis) who, despite her own theological education at Holy Cross and training as a Marriage & Family Therapist, helps keep at least one of his feet on the ground, especially in caring for their three children: Rebecca, married in 2006 to Joe Samra, program director of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship; Joshua, a religion major at Davidson College in North Carolina; and Hannah, who attends Maria Regina high school in Hartsdale. His interests include physical fitness, reading literature, and watching sports and movies. In 2000 he learned how to ride a motorcycle, much to the Kerry’s chagrin, but he has tried his best to reassure her that this “mid-life crisis" is much more affordable than a foreign sports car.