National ACRY Officers for 2023-2024
2023-2024 National Senior ACRY Officers
Supreme Patron of the ACRY His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa
Metropolitan's Representative: Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro
Senior Spiritual Advisor: Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak Home Chapter: Windber 13
Goals For The New Church Year: Fr. Miles hopes to help each board member strive to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church and to help guide the ACRY in its journey to serve the most high God, Forever Forward and Heavenward.
Junior Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Fr. Matthew Dutko Home Chapter: Woodstock
Goals for the New Church Year: Father Matthew hopes to help guide the juniors to be more active and vibrant in their local communities.
President Alexa Petrick: Home Chapter: Bayonne 36
Goals For the New Church Year: “This year Alexa is looking forward to continuing discussions about the future of the ACRY. It is her hope that the National Board is able to build on the success of the organization through continued philanthropic efforts and fellowship events. She is looking forward to working with the Board to increase attendance at national events and keep the mission of the ACRY alive by ensuring we make a meaningful impact on those within the organization as well as local communities.
Immediate Past President: Paul Zdinak Home Chapter: Homestead
Goals For The New Church Year: This year Paul hopes to mentor the new president and board members as they transition the organization as well as increase the philanthropic efforts of the organization from the top down.
Vice President: Josef Samilenko Home Chapter: Phoenixville 30
Goals For The New Church Year: This year Joe is excited to work on promoting the organization and increasing membership numbers by making our mission clear and being a resource for those who are interested or need to know more about the ACRY!
Treasurer: Tracey Bilanin Home Chapter: Phoenixville 30
Goals For The New Church Year: Tracey's goal this year is help move the ACRY forward! She is very dedicated to her work and this organization and has a ton of great ideas on how we can gain more members, do more philanthropic work, and grow together as Orthodox Christians!
Corresponding Secretary: Alexandra Benc Home Chapter: Perth Amboy
Goals For The New Church Year: This year on the board Alexandra hopes to foster efficiency and strong communication within the Executive Board!
Financial Secretary: Danielle Bartko Home Chapter: Chapter at Large
Goals for The New Church Year: Danielle is excited to serve on a board full of enthusiastic young adults that love God and our faith, and are determined to keep the ACRY moving "Forever Forward and Heavenward" into the future! She prays that we will identify and meet the current and future needs of our beloved ACRY and diocese, and promote spiritual growth among our membership and beyond. She hopes that the National Board will set an example and provide creative means to living our Orthodox faith to its fullness!”
Publicity Director: Jordan Zdinak Home Chapter: Homestead
Goals For the New Church Year: This year on the board, Jordan hopes to spread the work of the entire ACRY!
Head Auditor: Robbie Buck Home Chapter: Potomac 25
Goals For the New Church Year: Robbie hopes to accomplish a detailed and comprehensive review of the ACRY’s financial statements and other documents.
Auditor #2: Victoria Schmidt Home Chapter: Potomac 25
Goals for The New Church Year: In her position this year Victoria will be looking over things for the ACRY books. She wants to make sure everything stays balanced as well as help the ACRY continue to help with programs for people in need with groups like FOCUS.
Auditor #3: Matt Breno Home Chapter: Potomac 25
Goals For The New Church Year: Matt is looking forward to serving on the board and aiding in building current and future projects, events, and programs that can continue to expand our junior and senior ACRY.
Sergeant at Arms: Bryan Bilanin Home Chapter: Phoenixville 30
Goals For The New Church Year: Bryan hopes to support the board in their effort to grow the ACRY, and any other efforts they take on.
Young Adult/Collegiate Trustee: Joey Korba Home Chapter: Binghamton
Goals For The New Church Year: Joey hopes to support our college students and create opportunities for them to get more involved with the ACRY.
Custodian of Properties: Christina Sakmar Home Chapter: Johnstown 20
Goals For The New Church Year: Christina hopes to continue to gather lost archives, begin task of digitizing archives and continue sharing with ACRY members and non- members our history at national events and in the Church Messenger.
Honorary Historian: Mary Ann Hudak Home Chapter: Bayonne 36
Goals For The New Church Year: Mary Ann wishes to help out anyway she can sharing her many years of institutional knowledge of the ACRY.
Junior ACRY Advisor: Sarah Lavra Home Chapter: Elizabeth 34
Goals For The New Church Year: Sarah hopes to continue to work with the Juniors to increase membership and share the good work of the youth to our diocese.
National Events Coordinator: John Bilanin Home Chapter: Phoenixville 30
Goals For The New Church Year: John hopes to help move the ACRY forward! If you’re interested in hosting an event, reach out to John!
ACRY Annual Business Manager: Rev Fr. William Bennett Home Chapter: NYC 4
ACRY Annual Editor: Rev. Fr. Matthew Stagon Home Chapter: Rockaway 43