About Us

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos
of San Francisco

The Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos is a dynamic group of women whose support and love for those in need has made a difference in thousands of lives throughout their distinguished history. Their ministry has been indispensable in their service to our parishes and to our Metropolis, and I am grateful for their faithfulness and commitment to serving others. Philoptochos is an integral part of work in teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we are blessed to have them as partners in our ministry.
With Love in Christ,
+ G E R A S I M O S
Metropolitan of San Francisco

Jeannie Ranglas, President Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos

Jeannie Ranglas, President
Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos

Dear Sisters in Christ,

Welcome to the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos website. We have developed this as a resource for our 58 chapters and over 4,000 members so that we can improve our communication, share ideas and enrich our collective ministry to serve those who are in need of our love, care and compassion.

Your Metropolis Philoptochos Board is here to serve you and we encourage your ongoing support and participation in the important work of Philoptochos. Throughout the year we have many opportunities for fellowship, education, outreach and philanthropy. We are celebrating almost 90 years of Philanthropy. The noble women of Philoptochos for many generations worked to feed the hungry, heal the infirm, visit the weary, assist the needy and offer kindness to the poor. Philoptochos: Invite, Embrace, Involve – simply one woman asking another woman to care. It is with strength in our Faith, Hope in our abilities to do Good Works and Love for one another that we exemplify true philanthropy.

Your Sister in Christ,
Jeannie Ranglas

Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos Board

Seated row, left to right
Lisa Xanthos, Agatha Felactu, Christine Zeppos, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, Jeannie Ranglas, Cynthia Kezos, Genie Kontos, Mary Peros

Standing row, left to right
Christine Psefteas, Mari Lou Diamond, Sophie Mastor, Elaine Wright, Patricia Aleck, Mary Lofton, Susan Valle, Katherine Connell, Kathy Gabriel, Stacia Counelis, Mary Pruitt, Bobbie Soupos, Judith Christopoulos, Vickie Demos

Not pictured: Presvytera Evelyn Adams, Vicki Holloway, Valerie Roumeliotes, Rose Sogotis

Executive Board
Jeannie Ranglas – Metropolis President
Christine Zeppos – 1st Vice President
Cynthia Kezos – 2nd Vice President
Mary Peros – Recording Secretary
Genie Kontos – Corresponding Secretary
Christine Psefteas – Treasurer
Vickie Demos – Assistant Treasurer
Valerie Roumeliotes- Honorary Past President
Stacia Counelis