Join George Papageorge, Director of the Family Wellness Ministry (FWM) for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, along with the entire Family Wellness Ministry team, for the launch of the Fall 2023 two-part parenting series on Zoom integrating solid psychological research and wisdom from Orthodox Christian teaching providing insightful and practical content with opportunities for interactive discussion. These sessions will share about cultivating stable emotional connection, communication skills, parenting styles and integration of authentic faith in Christ.

Wednesday, October 11 – 6:30 p.m. PST

How Kids Are Wired ~ Parenting insights into empathy and healthy boundaries

Wednesday, November 8 – 6:30 p.m. PDT

Raising Kids with Emotional Intelligence ~ Parenting styles that make a difference


The Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness Ministry Team is delighted to partner with the Metropolis Office Youth and Young Adult Ministries to bring you practical tools and helpful insights to support you in your Christ-centered parenting.

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Guest Speaker

Profile George Papageorge

George Papageorge

Director of the Family Wellness Ministry for the Metropolis of San Francisco

George Papageorge is the Director of the Family Wellness Ministry for the Metropolis of San Francisco working alongside Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis. George is a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in marriage and family counseling, and a popular seminar speaker who is in high demand nationwide.

Working in the areas of empathy-based relationships, parenting with emotional intelligence, family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and addiction recovery, George offers patients a path toward integrating sensible psychological insights within a solid Orthodox foundation. George also teaches family therapy to graduate students at Santa Clara University. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and ancient biblical literature from Simpson College and a Master of Arts degree in marriage and family therapy from Azusa Pacific University. George and his wife Kim have two children, Olivia and Petros.