Rev. Fr. Charles Joanides Conducts Forum

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Rev. Fr. Charles Joanides, conducted the Interfaith Marriage Forum, titled “The Intermarriage Challenge: An Opportunity for Outreach”, at the 21st Annual Leadership 100 Conference, which concluded February 12, 2012.He currently directs the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s ministry to intermarried couples and their families. Much of his work can be accessed on the Interfaith Marriage web site at www.interfaith.goarch.org.
 
Father Charles holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, an M-Div. from Hellenic College/Holy Cross, an M.A. in Human Development and Family Relations with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iowa State University.
 
He is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and an approved AAMFT supervisor. He has a small private practice specializing in reclaiming marriages.
 
Father Charles has authored the following books:  When You Intermarry: A Resource for Inter-Christian, Intercultural Couples, Parents and Families, Ministering to Intermarried Couples: A Resource for Clergy and Lay Workers, Attending to Your Marriage: A Resource for Christian Couples and The Journey of Marriage: A Premarital Education Program. His writings have also appeared in numerous professional journals, magazines and newspapers. He teaches marital and family therapy at Nyack College in The School of Human Services Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.  
 
Father Charles was ordained in 1980. He has served several parishes across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. He and Presvytera Nancy have two children, Stephan, 30, and Sara, 28.
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