Fr. Bill Tragus
Father Bill grew up at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has worked in marketing, sales, and management for the clothing and food industries, and as a Loan Consultant for World Savings.
After graduating from Holy Cross in Boston, with a Masters of Divinity, he was assigned to be the Diocese Youth Director for the Diocese of San Francisco. Upon leaving the Diocese, he was assigned as the Pastoral Assistant at Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena.
His presbytera, Mia, grew up at Saint Sophia Cathedral until her family moved to Chicago. She met Father Bill at Saint Sophia Camp when she moved back to Los Angeles as a young adult. Both their fathers were raised at Saint Sophia Cathedral.
Father Bill has been involved in many youth programs, including serving as the Director of Saint Sophia Camp for 4 years and the Director of Saint Nicholas Summer Camp for 2 years.
Father Bill was Associate Priest at Saint Sophia Cathedral from October 2005 - February 2011.
On March 1, 2011, Father Bill was appointed by Metropolitan Gerasimos to the Mission of South Orange County. On November 3, 2012, the Greek Orthodox Mission was named Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church.