Parish Clergy and Staff
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, PhD. Min., Presiding Priest
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Father Kenneth Bachofsky was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania in 1955. Growing up near Pittsburgh, he and his family were members of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Homestead, PA. He graduated Duquesne High School in 1973 with honors, and later attended seminary school at Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown Pennsylvania, graduating with his BTH degree (Bachelor of Theology / Master of Divinity) in June of 1978. He later obtained his Doctorate of Ministry in 2004 from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Upon graduating Christ the Saviour Seminary in 1978, his first assignment was St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Freehold, New Jersey, where he enjoyed being their pastor for the next seven years. While in New Jersey, he also furthered his education at Georgian Court University, and at the Antiochian House of Studies.
On June 1st 1985 he was assigned to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Vine Avenue SE in Warren, Ohio. A few years later, a new church was built on North Road where he oversaw the construction of the new building. Father Ken, his wife Pani Mary raised their three sons Nicholas, Aaron and Nathan where they have made their home behind St. Nicholas Church, where he has remained pastor for over 25 years.
Keeping very active in his service, Father also serves many other functions throughout the Orthodox community. He is the Dean of the Youngstown Deanery, Chairman of the Diocesan Building Committee, Overseer of Christian education in the Diocese, Professor of the Diocesan Deaconate Program, Consultant to the Diocesan Consistory, Diocesan Overseer of Camp Nazareth, Member of the Howland Ministerium, Professor of Old and New Testament Scripture at the Christ the Saviour Seminary, and founding board member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy and Preschool in Warren, Ohio. Yet no matter his responsibilities, he always keeps himself available for anyone who needs him.
Reader Michael DeMas