The Most Reverend Alexander
Archbishop of Dallas, the South and the Bulgarian Diocese.
P.O. Box 191109
Dallas, TX 75219
Bishop Gerasim (Eliel), Rector of the Cathedral, Administrator of the Diocese of the South.
Born in 1961 in Torrance, CA, Bishop Gerasim attended the University of California Irvine and later the University of California Santa Cruz. He entered the St Herman of Alaska Monastery in 1981, was tonsured a monk in 1992, ordained to the priesthood in 1995, and elevated as Abbot of the monastery in 2000. He served as Abbot until August 2009, regularly visiting two monasteries in Alaska from 1996 to 2009, and overseeing an Orthodox mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
In 2012 he graduated from St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary magna cum laude, and was elevated as Archimandrite in 2013. Since September 2013 he serves as Dean of St Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral.
On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, His Grace Bishop Gerasim was enthroned as Bishop of Fort Worth by His Eminence Archbishop Alexander.
Besides English and Spanish, Bishop Gerasim speaks fluent Russian language.
Archpriest John Anderson, Associate Priest
Born on July 30, 1953, Father John attended Portland State College and received a master of divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary, South Canaan, Pa., in 1995. He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood later that year. St. Seraphim’s is his first church assignment as an ordained minister. He and his wife, Lydia, are the parents of two children, Joseph and Mary.
Protodeacon Steven Kroll
A native of Texas, Protodeacon Steven graduated from the University of Texas, Arlington. He began attending St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral in 1986. He received his catechetical instruction and diaconal formation from the ever-memorable Archbishop Dmitri.
Mr. Kroll served as a subdeacon from 1996-2004, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in 2004 and elevated to the rank of Protodeacon in 2019.
Protodeacon Steven and his wife Inga (Inna) and are the parents of two adult sons, Johannes and Joachim.
Deacon Theophan Warren, Parish Cathechist
Protodeacon Gregory Norris, Attached