Parish Administration

Our Clergy and Pastoral Staff


Staff Member
His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa

Diocesan Bishop

Voice: (814) 539-9143
Email: Contact Metropolitan Gregory

His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, is the spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, which maintains offices at 312 Garfield Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania,  15906.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory was consecrated as Bishop and enthroned as the Ruling Hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA  on November 27, 2012.

His Eminence celebrates his Name's Day  (St. Gregory Palamas) on November 14/27.

Under His Eminence's care is our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Seminary, also in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which trains future priests and deacons of our Diocese.  In addition, the Diocese maintains Camp Nazareth Youth and Retreat Center in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

Metropolitan Gregory also serves as Episcopal Liaison to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Chairman of Committee for Agencies and Endorsed Organizations of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

Staff Member
Father Nicholas Mihaly

Parish Priest/Pastor

Voice: (814)453-4902
Email: Contact Father Nicholas

Father Nicholas Mihaly was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on January 10, 2016. He previously served as Parish Priest and Administrator at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in North Royalton, Ohio, and was transferred to our parish in September 2017.

Father Nick has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University with an emphasis on string education and chamber music.  He received his Bachelor of Theology Degree from Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, PA.

He demonstrates enthusiasm and dedication to his Priestly duties, the Orthodox faith, and a love for music with special emphasis on Carpatho-Rusyn plain chant and teaching others.

Father Nick leads our parish in bringing Orthodoxy to the greater Erie area.  He, along with his wife, Pani Stacey and their four sons love the area and its people.  They are proud to call Erie their home.

Staff Member
Reader David Tarasovich

Reader David is a life-long member of St. Nicholas Church.  He has honorably served his beloved parish from a young age as an Altar Server.  For several decades, he has provided direction and mentoring to parish altar servers.  In 2001, David was tonsured a Reader.  

Reader David is known and respected for his friendly disposition, attention to detail and full support of Liturgical Priest Celebrants and his Church.

Reader David married his wife, Debi in a ceremony at Sts. Cyril & Methodios Church at Camp Nazareth in 2007.    He and Debi are active in animal rescue; and David enjoys following his favorite sports teams.  

Church Officers

Richard Koerner - President
Joanne Coursin - Vice President
Michael Potter - Treasurer
David Tarasovich - Assistant Treasurer
Phyllis Tarasovich - Financial Secretary
Beth Potter - Recording Secretary
Elaine Stafford - Trustee
Kathleen Irwin - Trustee
Patricia Borkowski - Trustee
Lynne Hulse - Trustee
Tamara Kloss - Trustee
George Kramer - Auditor
John Lipchik - Auditor
Teresa Jouver - Auditor/Parliamentarian

Coordinators of Ministries

ACRY - Phyllis Tarasovich
Altar - Michael Latzer
Stewardship - Richard Koerner
Cemetery - TBD
Cemetery Landscaping/Maintenance - John Lipchik
St. Nick's Grove - Michael Gaydosh
Community Service - Phyllis Tarasovich
Digital Media - James DeHaven
Webmaster - Richard Koerner