Orthodox Christian Laity

Lay Advocacy, Transparency, Accountability and Unity

West Palm Beach, FL   |  https://ocl.org

Mission

Orthodox Christian Laity (OCL) is an independent, national, Pan-Orthodox, 501(c)3 non-profit, educational association, incorporated in the State of Illinois on March 17, 1988, for the purpose of advancing the renewal of the Orthodox Christian Church in the United States by: advocating that the laity remain part of the conciliar governance process which provides balance to the hierarchy and clergy, all working together in governance, spiritual and other matters to ensure accountability and transparency in the affairs of the Church. OCL is committed to the establishment of an administratively and canonically unified, self-governing Orthodox Church in the United States.

Ruling year info

1988

Executive Director

Mr. David M Oancea

Main address

PO Box 6954

West Palm Beach, FL 33405 USA

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EIN

36-3618846

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Under One Roof: Uniting the Orthodox Church of America

A book (https://ocl.org/underoneroof/) and program of conferences and events that seeks to fulfill the mission of Orthodox Christian Laity:
*Advocate for the restoration and strengthening of the historic role of the laity in the conciliar governance of the Orthodox Church of America
* Support the spiritual renewal and regeneration of the Orthodox Christian Church of America in its Apostolic Mission
*Advocate for and promote transparency and accountability in the governance of the Orthodox Church of America
*Advocate for and champion the establishment of an administratively and canonically-unifed, self-governing autocephalous Orthodox Church of America.

Population(s) Served
Orthodox Christians

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Orthodox Christian Laity

Board of directors
as of 5/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Argo Georgandis Pyle

Orthdoox Christian Laity

Term: 2018 - 2021

Peter Petkas

William Souvall

Dr Gayle Woloschak

George Karcazes

George Pontikes

William Caras

Alice Kopan

Peter Marudas

George Matsoukas

Alex Petkas

Alex Popescu

Peter Zarras

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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