Fr. Joshua Pappas


Fr. Joshua was raised in Minneapolis, MN and attended college at Davidson in North Carolina, where he studied religion and economics. After graduation, he worked for several years at Liberty Mutual in White Plains, NY, while discerning a call to ministry. In 2011, he left Liberty Mutual and enrolled at Holy Cross Seminary in Boston, MA.

Fr. Joshua and Presvytera Joanna were married during his time at seminary. After graduation, they lived for a year in Thessaloniki, Greece, before being assigned to Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington, NY (Long Island) in 2016. Fr. Joshua was assigned to Holy Trinity in Grand Rapids, MI in 2019, where he continues to serve. They have three children, Aimilianie, Chrysostom, and Porphyria (Pia). 

Among his interests in the spiritual life of following Christ, Fr. Joshua has a special interest in hesychasm: Orthodoxy's ancient emphasis on silence and the inner life of repentant vigilance. 

To contact Fr. Joshua, please call the church office (616-454-6563) or email him directly at