Rev. Economos Ioannis Krokos

From an early age father had a calling to serve the community as an Orthodox Priest. After receiving an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, he transferred to Hellenic College, Brookline, Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. Studying at Hellenic College was a rewarding experience for Father; it helped him to better understand his Christian heritage and further focus his spirituality. While attending Holy Cross he traveled to Greece and took classes at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. While in Thessaloniki, he met his wife Presbytera Photini. Father and Presbytera welcomed a daughter in 2023. The Rev. Father loannis Krokos was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up as a member of the Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Rochester, Minnesota.

Father loannis was ordained to the diaconate on January 27th, 2008 and graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts with a Masters of Divinity. He was elevated to the Priesthood on July 27th, 2008 and served the Greek community of St. Nicholas Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Florida as a second priest; and presiding priest at Holy Trinity, Port Charlotte, Florida. Father has served the St. George Community since 2014. 

On Saturday, June 10, 2023 His Grace Bishop Constantine of Sassima, before the conclusion of the Great Vespers Service at St. George in Shreveport, Louisiana elevated Rev. Presbyter Ioannis Krokos, to the rank of Economos. At the service Father was given the Pectoral Cross and the Epigonation vestment to be worn during all services and rites of the Church. 

To contact Fr. Ioannis, please call (318) 222-5225 or email him at