John G. Sames
Founding member of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma of the Orthodox Church in America (http://tulsa.orthodoxinternet.com/) (http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-SO-TULHAM). First generation American of Greek descent. Mother Helen was from Kalamata, Greece; father Anastaci was born in Oklahoma City from parents John and Anna from Stefani, Greece. Was raised attending St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City. Moved to Tulsa in 1985 and attended Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Active in all aspects of the parish life including chanting, choir, parish council, building committees and auxiliary organizations. Currently proto-reader at Holy Apostles; Father and Grandfather were psalti in the Church. Hold BS in Accounting from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Married to Elaine, one child Jesse (Peter) who is 10 years old.