Reverend Father George Wilson
Father George Wilson has been assigned as the Holy Trinity Cathedral Dean since June 1, 2014.
Father George was born in Gloversville, NY, raised in Johnstown, NY and attended Johnstown Public Schools. He received a BA in Communication Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1981. Father George worked in radio broadcasting as an announcer, producer, copywriter, and continuity director until 1989 when he began studies at our seminary: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline MA. He graduated with distinction in 1993.
In 1988 Father George married Harriet Pepps, a native of San Antonio, TX. She, too, is a graduate of Holy Cross, receiving a Masters of Theological Study degree in 1980. Presbytera Harriet was a Pastoral Assistant at Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in North Royalton, OH, and at Saint John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Jacksonville, FL. She has been a Church School Director and is trained in Elementary Education with a concentration in early childhood development.
The Wilsons have two daughters. Kleoniki is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, and currently lives in Los Angeles working in the television production business. Despina is graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and is currently a Master of Divinity candidate at Holy Cross in Brookline.
In January 1993 Father George was ordained deacon by then Bishop Methodios of Boston while a senior at seminary and was ordained priest by then Bishop Isaiah of Denver in November 1993. In September 2005, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas bestowed the Office of Economos upon Father George. In December 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta honored Father George, making him a Protopresbyter.
Father George has served as assistant priest at Saint Demetrios in Jamaica, NY, and at Assumption Cathedral in Denver, CO. In August 1997 he was assigned as proistamenos at Panagia Pantovasilissa Church in Lexington, KY, where he served until coming to New Orleans. He is a former president and vice-president of the Detroit Clergy Syndesmos and served on the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council until his assignment to the Atlanta Metropolis. Also, he was on the Detroit Metropolis Council, as well as the Detroit Metropolis representative to the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Alumni Board.