5037 West 83rd Street
Burbank, IL 60459-2748
The Diocese of the Midwest is administered from the Diocesan Center located in Burbank, Illinois. The Diocesan Center houses the Bishop’s residence, the Chancery offices, and meeting space for Diocesan events.
Very Reverend Paul Jannakos
The Very Reverend Paul Jannakos, Rector of St. St. Luke Church in Palos Heights, Illinois, serves as Diocesan Chancellor. Any and all correspondence to the Bishop, save confidential matters, should be copied to the Chancellor.
Very Reverend Herman Kincaid
The Diocesan Secretary is responsible for keeping an accurate record of all Diocesan Council meetings and all Assemblies; notify all parishes of all such meetings; and perform such other duties.
Mr. Robert Koncel has served for many years as Treasurer of the Diocese of the Midwest. He is a long-time member of St. Joseph Church in Wheaton, Illinois.
Secretary to the Archbishop
Mr. Philip Sokolov
The Diocese of the Midwest chancery offices are staffed by Philip Sokolov, Secretary to the Archbishop. The secretary is responsible for all administrative concerns of the Diocese.
Director of Communications
Reverend Alexander Koranda
The Reverend Alexander Koranda oversees communication strategy and prepares all official news releases that appear on the Diocesan website.
The parishes of the Diocese of the Midwest are organized into administrative deaneries based on geographic location. The Diocese has six deaneries. Each deanery has a Dean elected by the assigned priests of the deanery and confirmed by the Bishop.
The work of the deanery is overseen and guided by the Dean who is a Rector from within the respective deanery. He coordinates and directs activities of the parishes and priests within the deanery, guiding the establishment of missions, and serving as the first appeal if or when disputes arise within the deanery.
In all matters, the Deans report directly to the Bishop, from whom they receive advice, instruction, and counsel, and for whom they act as an administrative liaisons to their own deanery communities.