Proistamenos Rev. Father Nicolaos H. Kotsis, Presiding Priest


Priest Biography

The Priest by virtue of his canonical ordination and assignment heads and administers the Parish and exercises on its behalf the priestly duties, which consist in shepherding the Parish entrusted to his care, directing its orderly life, preserving its unity and keeping it faithful to its divine purpose. He shall sanctify his parishioners through the administration of the sacraments and the performance of all other prescribed services of worship. He shall also proclaim the Gospel and impart knowledge of the doctrines, traditions, canons and disciplines of the Church. Further, he shall guide the growth and progress of the Parish in the Christian life through the performance of his pastoral duties. Priests are accountable to their respective Hierarch and will submit a report of their ministry to him at least annually. The Eparchial Synod shall determine the format for these reports." (Uniform Parish Regulations, Section Three, Part One, Article 3, Section 1).

Rev. Father Nicolaos Haralambos Kotsis is the Proistamenos of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rev Father Nick was born on May 24, 1974 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Both of his parents, Dr. Harry and Katherine Kotsis, were born in Detroit, Michigan. Rev Father Nick is the firstborn of four brothers. He graduated in 1996 from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History and from Holy Cross in 2000 with a Masters of Divinity. He worked as Metropolis of Detroit Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries from 2000-2003 and as the Metropolitan’s Assistant from 2003-2004 for His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit. In 2001, he married Alexandra Spilson. They have three children, Harry, Vasiliki, and George. Presvytera Sandra works part time at the University of Michigan as a researcher in the Plastic Surgery section of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital. Rev Father Nick was ordained to the Deaconate on November 13, 2004 and to the Priesthood on December 5, 2004 by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, both at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Ann Arbor. Rev Father Nick was assigned to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 1, 2005 where he currently serves. Rev Father Nick was given the Offikia of Economos on December 9, 2009.

Email:  frnick@stnickaa.org

Hospital Calls: Our priest makes hospital calls upon request. However, to avoid misunderstandings, he will only respond to the call of an immediate family member of the hospitalized person. If you or a loved one is in the hospital, a nursing home, or homebound, please let Rev. Father Nicolaos know so he can arrange a visit. Hospitals no longer provide patient lists to clergy. Unless you request that a priest visit, Rev. Father Nicolaos will not be able to find you.

Contact the Saint Nicholas Church Office Secretary directly at secretary@stnickaa.org (734/332-8200) Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm to arrange for home blessings; 1st-day & 8th-day newborn infant blessings; hospital, nursing home or shut-in visits; prison visits; when a loved one passes - or in any situation where the blessing, comfort or counsel of the Church is needed.