know our ministries.


The Education ministry is meant to help server the parish's educational needs.  Pilgrimages, retreats, children's Vacation Church School, classes, etc. are just some of the many ways in which  we can educate ourselves in the faith.  Perhaps you have additional ideas for the educational needs of the parish.  Please speak to Dn. Chris Mertens (Adult Education), and Kelly Purdie (Sunday School) about how you can help!




The goal of the adult education program is to supplement the worship of the Church by enhancing Her knowledge of and communion with God through a rich blend of adult education classes in theology, spirituality, biblical studies, church history, lives of the saints, and the ascetic life. These study series are aligned with the major salvific themes of the liturgical year in order to assist in the spiritual transformation of our parish that we might, by God’s grace, obtain a fuller expression and actualization of the Church as the Body of Christ [cf. Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22; 3:14-19; 4:1-5, 11-16].

Dn. Chris Mertens (Adult Education)
Kelly Purdie (Sunday School)

Mission & Outreach

This ministry will serve by helping to make Orthodoxy known to the community at large.  It will also help to meet the needs of those suffering, and in need of God's love.  Activities of community involvement, evangelism, and making our parish more recognizable to the public are just some of the ways this ministry will aid the life of St. Basil.  See James Crawford to get involved!

James Crawford


Our greatest gift we can offer up to God is not music created by man-made instruments, but rather song we sing with God-given voices.  The St. Basil Choir is committed to providing the best possible praise and worship to God during both Liturgical and non-Liturgical services by incorporating the most melodic and beautiful hymn arrangements we can sing commensurate to the skill-level of our choir members.

Anyone interested in joining the choir is asked to discuss it with Choir Director, Chuck Simerick, who will assess your skill level and availability.  If you would like to become a chanter, contact Mark Nixon or Oxana Sidor.

Chuck Simerick, Choir Director
Mark Nixon & Oxana Sidor, Chant Organizers  


Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources.

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