Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Speier
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 has been senior priest here since 1991. He 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 continue to be his specialty, and he recently served as Headmaster of St. John of Damascus Academy. He has a Masters of Orthodox Theology from St. Athanasius Academy and continues his ongoing studies through clergy seminars. It is his joy to work with people, developing teams for ministry, and expanding the work of the church in the parish and in the community.
Father Nicholas is married to Khouria Jan Speier, our Children's Choir Director, and is blessed to be the father of four and grandfather of nine. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, baseball, and spending time with his family.