Mother Elizabeth Papazoglakis serves as Priest-in-Charge of St. George’s Church with her husband, Fr. Tom Papazoglakis. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds a Master of Arts degree from Nicholls State University in Psychological Counseling. Mtr. Elizabeth worked as a Psychological Associate for a residential facility and had a private counseling practice, specializing in issues of marriage and family, prior to entering seminary.
She received her Master of Arts in Theology from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corner, WI. She was ordained Deacon in 2009 and Priest in 2010 in the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. She served as Curate and then Associate to the Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, from 2010 to 2013. Mtr. Elizabeth is a Doctor of Ministry student at Nashotah House Seminary and anticipates graduation in 2017.
In 2013, Mtr. Elizabeth was called as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Massena, NY. Mtr. Elizabeth and Fr. Tom Papazoglakis accepted a call to St. George’s to serve as Priests-in-Charge beginning All Saints Day, November 1, 2015.
Mtr. Elizabeth and Fr. Tom have been married 38 years and have three grown daughters, Erika, Niki, and Sarah (Boris). They have three grandchildren, Ainslie, Aidan, and Ashton.