Greek Orthodox Youth Association

GOYA Advisors

Donna Efstatos 609-674-8257 d.efstatos@gmail.com

Pantelia Bairaktaris 609-705-6059 liailias@hotmail.com

Κelly Kyriakou 609-412-0147 kaliopiky@comcast.net

Faten Dib 609-226-2691 fattouneh@hotmail.com


Coaches For Sights & Sounds

Tom Papademetriou 609-665-8082 apapadem@comcast.net
Dorrie Papademetriou 609-601-8082 dpapadem@comcast.net


President- Stellanie Yiannos
Vice-President – Nick Efstatos
Treasurer – Nicole Dib
Corresponding Secretary – Nick Psilopoulos
Recording Secretary – Soteria Psilopoulos
Sergeant at Arms – Tyler Sost


Mission & Goals of GOYA Ministry

The mission and goal of the GOYA ministry is to lead teenagers (grades 7 – 12) into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the youth will have something that will guide and strengthen them as they progress into college and the work force.

Ministries & Programs

* Camp Good Shepherd

* Vacation Church Camp

* Holy Friday Retreat

* Asbury Park Diving for the Cross

* WAVE Camp Counselors for disabled children

* Regional GOYA dances

* Butterhofs Hayride & Campfire

* Christmas Caroling & Nursing Home Visitations

* Christmas Pageant Luncheon

* Christmas Party & Tree Decorating

* Make a Difference Nights

* Sights & Sounds Festival

* Girl & Boy Basketball teams

* Ski trips

* Lock-in Retreats

* Walk for Mission

* Oratorical Festival

* Youth Sunday Leadership roles

* Monthly meetings

* Monthly PB&J Nights (350 sandwiches for Sister Jean’s Kitchen)

* Assist at Festivals, Block Parties, Bid n Buy, & Art Auction

* Holy Week Readers

* Regional GOYA retreats

* Greek Folk Dance Performances