Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Speier
Pastor Emeritus, Very Reverend Father Nicholas Speier, was born and raised in Alameda, California. He has been active in the church and in church ministry since 1971, was ordained a priest at St. Athanasius Church in 1987 and was Senior Pastor at St. Athanasius from 1991 until his retirement on December 31, 2021.
Fr. Nicholas began his work in ministry after his graduation from the University of California at Santa Barbara. As a credentialed teacher and trained administrator, Youth Ministry and Education were always close to his heart, He has a Masters of Orthodox Theology from St. Athanasius Academy and continued his studies through clergy seminars. Over the years, Fr. Nicholas has become more and more involved in the parish's ministry to the unsheltered community, and intends to continue to participate in that ministry.
Father Nicholas is married to Khouria Jan Speier, and is blessed to be the father of four children, grandfather of eleven, and great grandfather of five. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, baseball, gardening, and spending time with his family.