Clergy

Metropolitan Archbishop
St Michael Church is under the omophorion of The Most Reverend SABA, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Metropolitan SABA was born and raised in Syria, and has been Metropolitan of North America since 2023. His complete biography can be accessed here.



Bishop John

St Michael Church is a parish in the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Archdiocese. The Right Reverend Bishop JOHN (Abdalah) is the Auxiliary Bishop for all Western Rite parishes. Bishop JOHN is also the Auxiliary Bishop for the New England diocese, yet visits St Michael regularly. Bishop JOHN’s full biography can be accessed here.

St Michael also fully participates in all the events of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West.



Parish Pastor

The Very Reverend John W. Fenton was appointed the Third Pastor of St Michael’s by Metropolitan Joseph in October 2015.

Fr. John Fenton came to Orthodoxy after 16 years of service as a Lutheran minister. Ordained a priest by Bishop MARK on 11 February 2007, Fr John was first assigned to form Holy Incarnation Orthodox Church. Fr John has earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology.

In 2009, Fr John was appointed Assistant to the Vicar General of the Western Rite, and continues in that role assisting Bishop John, the Auxiliary Bishop for Western Rite parishes. He has taught on all levels–elementary, high school, community college, online University, graduate school–and has been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as magazines (online and print); edited two books including “With What Zeal;” is the current compiler of the Vicariate Ordo; contributes to the Vicariate website; and is the project manager of the official Missal for the Western Rite Vicariate.

Fr John is married to Matushka Julie. They have seven children and 15 grandchildren.


Other Clergy


Sdn Michael
Subdeacon Michael