Our Clergy

Our Clergy

Our parish is led by a dynamic group of clergy that brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to life for our parish and all those we encounter. Get to know Fr. Ted and Fr. Dimitri here!

Staff Member
Fr. Theodore Poteres

Presiding Priest

Voice: 219-769-2481, Ext. 101
Email: frted@ssconstantineandhelen.org

Fr. Ted was born on March 3rd, 1955 to Othon and Liberty Poteres and has been serving in the priesthood for 35 years. Fr. Ted has served as the Associate Pastor of St. Demetrios Church in Elmhurst, IL and parish priest at Ss. Constantine and Helen in Rockford, IL before coming to the Cathedral in May of 1997. Fr. Ted and Pres. Tulla have two children (Nicholas and Toni) and four beautiful grandchildren (Elaine, Luke, Teddy, and Theo). 

Staff Member
Fr. Dimitrios Burikas

Associate Pastor

Voice: 219-769-2481, Ext. 103
Email: frdimitri@ssconstantineandhelen.org

Fr. Dimitri was born to Panagiotis and Christine Burikas on August 11th, 1987. Fr. Dimitri graduated seminary in May of 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood on August 23rd, 2015 at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. On February 1st, 2020, Fr. Dimitri entered into a new chapter in his priestly ministry as the Associate Pastor at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Merrillville, IN. In June of 2013, Fr. Dimitri and Pres. Danielle were married and began their family life. Father and Presvytera also have a son, Panagiotis.