Registration Opens For 2016 Young Women's Encounter

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  [Diocesan Chancery] -  Registration is now open for the Third Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter which will take place from Sunday, June 26th to Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA which is open to young women in our Diocese ages 12-18,

This engaging experience will highlight how young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts. This year we are so glad to have Dr. Vasiliki Tsigas-Fotinis! She is a creative educator, missionary servant leader, and community builder. Dr. Tsigas-Fotinis has served on the Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC), National Council of Churches, Education and Leadership Ministries Commission (ELMC), and High School Curriculum Coordinator for the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of American for whom she authored a children’s book entitled: The Jesus Prayer and Me.

Space is limited to the first thirty respondents, so participants are urged to register as soon as possible.  Registration Deadline is June 1, 2016. 

 Please mail completed registration forms to:

Young Women's Encounter
19 W. Park Ave.,
Morgantown, WV 26501.

All parishes of the Diocese are urged to underwrite the $100.00 participation fee for their young women in recognition of all the ways that these young women serve their parishes.

Questions about the event may be directed to Pani Eleni Stagon at or by calling 304-296-4319.

Registration Forms and Information

Download Registration Form  (PDF Format)

Download Promotional Flier (PDF Format)

Read Bishop Gregory's Archpastoral Letter  on YWR 2016  (PDF Format)