Welcome to the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council


Our Vision
"Brothers who love and serve one another."

Our Mission
"The mission of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council is to serve the clergy of the Archdiocese by supporting our priests through spiritual growth, educational development and personal wellness. This mission is accomplished through retreats, continuing education, brother-to-brother outreach, ministry development, clergy family care and benevolence."

"The soul of a priest ought to blaze like a light illuminating the world."
- St. John Chrysostom (350-407 AD)


APC 2023 National Clergy Retreat Registration Opens June 15

(March 23, 2023) The Archdiocesan Presbyters Council has announced the dates and site for the APC 2023 National Clergy Retreat. The event will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, from Monday, October 30 - Thursday, November 2, 2023. Register for Early Bird discount starting June 15 at presbyters.org/retreat.

APC Elects 2022-2024 Officers

(June 15, 2022) The vision of the Archdiocese Presbyters Council (APC) is “Brothers who love and serve one another.” We come together, representing each Metropolis/District of our Archdiocese, with one voice united together for our beloved Clergy. For over 50 years the APC has stood strong, united, being an active presence and unified voice for our Clergy. We work closely with the Retired Clergy Association (RCA); the National Sisterhood of Presvyteres (NSP); and the Archdiocese Benefits Committee (ABC).

On June 15, 2022, members of the APC made up of each Metropolis/District President and elected APC Representatives, convened to elect the 2022-2024 Executive Board (as per our by-laws to begin at the Commencement of the Clergy-Laity Congress). The following were elected to serve:

  • President: Rev. Fr. Paul Kaplanis 
  • Vice-President: Rev. Fr. Tom Chininis 
  • Treasurer: Rev. Fr. Mario Giannopoulos 
  • Secretary: Rev. Fr. Peter Orfanakos 
  • Past President/Advisor: Rev. Fr. Mark Leondis

The Archdiocesan Presbyters Council
The Rev. Father Paul Kaplanis, President
c/o Annunciation Cathedral, 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
404-633-5870 - Office  |  404-633-6018 - Fax  | apc@presbyters.org

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Retired Clergy