GOYA Ministry (Greek Orthodox Youth of America)


The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, ministers to young people ages 13-18. Teenagers should be in sixth/seventh through twelfth grades to participate, depending on the how junior high/middle school is structured within your area. It is recommended that GOYA ministry be divided into two distinct groups, the middle school GOYA ministry and the high school GOYA ministry. Since GOYA is ministry of the church, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life. Want to learn more about creating a GOYA Ministry? Download our GOYA Guidelines or order a print copy at Orthodox Marketplace.


Congratulations to the new GOYA officers for the year 2017 – 2018 President: Thomas Retzios Vice President: Carrie Langendorf Secretary: Kalliope Bessler Office of Service: Elizabeth Fote - Nick Daskalakis Thank you to our outgoing officers!