Reader Michael Smith

Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission


Photo to come.



Reader Arsenios Blaisdell

Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission



Subdeacon Joseph Frangipani

Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission



His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West

V. Rev. Paul Moses Jaroslaw

Archpriest at Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission


Father Paul Jaroslaw, with his wife Khouria Thekla, arrived to serve the Ellensburg parish as a full-time priest in June 2011, having served in Alaska for almost 40 years prior to that time.  He is originally from New York.  He has four children now grown and on their own. 

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His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West


Metropolitan Joseph has served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West since 1995. On July 3, 2014, he was elected to become Metropolitan of all North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch.

Rev. Deacon Basil (Vasily) Hinkle

Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission


Deacon Vasily is a founding member of the Prophet Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Mission, serving as one of its first readers when it met in Cle Elum.  He was tonsured as a subdeacon in September 2011 and ordained to the diaconate in March 2015.  He and his wife, Deaconessa Euphemia, have two grown children.