Rev. Father Mark A. Leondis
Fr. Mark Leondis is the Senior Pastor of Saint Mark Greek Orthodox Church in Boca Raton, Florida. He was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Hellenic College in 1992 with a BA in Religious Studies and from Holy Cross in 1995 with a Master of Divinity. Fr. Mark pursued additional graduate studies in Youth Ministry at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary.
In 1995, Fr. Mark was appointed the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Metropolis of Denver, and served in that position until being called to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in New York where he served as the National Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries from 2000-2011.
He taught Religious Education and Youth Ministry at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary in Scarsdale, NY, from 2002-2009 and continued his studies in Christian Leadership and Organizational Development at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Beverly, MA. He served for 9 years (2003-2006; 2008-2012) as Chairman of the Board for Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF); has served parishes in Colorado and New Jersey. He is married to Anastasia and together they have two adult children.
He has served as the Vice-President of the Clergy Brotherhood for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, President of the Pan-Orthodox Brotherhood of South Florida, and the President of the Archdiocese Presbyters Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America from 2018-2022. He was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne on October 24, 2021, at Saint Sophia National Cathedral during the Apostolic Visit of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.