Our Hierarchs & Clergy
Our parish clergy works together with our dedicated parishioners to bring the Orthodox Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Kalamazoo community and all those we encounter. We invite you to learn more about our Hierarchs and our clergy.
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Our Parish Priest
Fr. Bryce Buffenbarger
Father Bryce Vasilios Buffenbarger was raised in Kalamazoo, MI. He attended Cornerstone University and received a BA in Philosophy before continuing on to earn a MA in Philosophy from Western Michigan University.
Father Bryce and Presvytera Elyse were married in May of 2011 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kalamazoo. He began seminary studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2013 and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 2017. After graduation, he was blessed with the opportunity to serve as assistant to His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit. He was ordained to the diaconate by Metropolitan Nicholas on May 5, 2018 at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Westland, MI. In June of 2020, Father Bryce was assigned to Holy Trinity Cathedral in Carmel, IN, where he was elevated to the priesthood on November 7th, 2020.
Father Bryce is currently the presiding priest of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he was assigned by His Eminence on September 1, 2022.