The Rev. Dr. Gregory Edwards was raised in eastern Pennsylvania, and became a member of the Orthodox Church while studying for his Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies at Brown University. After completing a Master's Degree in the New Testament and early Christianity at Florida State University, he conducted doctoral studies in Greece at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, graduating summa cum laude in 2012. He and his wife Presvytera Pelagia have lived in Greece since 2006, and have four children. He serves as rector of the Parish of the Holy Unmercenary Healers in Portaria, Volos.