Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Speier

Senior Pastor

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 aspects of ministry that he loves,   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 children, grandfather of nine, and great grandfather of four. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, baseball, and spending time with his family.