Parish Clergy

Rev. Father Michael Courey, Presiding Priest

Voice: (310) 749-2810
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Fr. Michael Courey has served as the pastor of St. Katherine since 1997. He and his wife, Presbytera Maria, are the parents of four adult children. Fr. Michael holds degrees from The College of Wooster (B.A. Studio Art), Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Master of Divinity), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). His post-graduate work has been focused in the area of Orthodox Christian Spirituality.

Fr. Michael is the author and illustrator of Walk in the Light: Spiritual Exercises in Great Lent for Young Adults. As a visual artist, iconographer, and symposia speaker, he has presented lectures, workshops, and retreats at Loyola Marymount University, the Getty Center and Getty Villa, and Mary & Joseph and St. Nicholas Retreat Centers. Recently, Fr. Michael completed eight icons for the iconostasis for St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in San Juan Capistrano. His pastoral reflection, Sources of Inspiration for the Contemporary Iconographer, was published in a collection of essays entitled Icons and The Liturgy, East and West: History, Theology, and Culture edited by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko (Notre Dame Press, 2017). Currently, Fr. Michael serves on the Advisory Board of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University. To view selections of his art and iconography, visit

Rev. Deacon Cary Constantine

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