A Chicago native, Nicholas Anton earned a BA (Hellenic College), M.Div. (Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology), and MA in Pastoral Ministry/Conflict Transformation (Boston College). In 2018, he was appointed Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He represents the Archdiocese on the board of Creation Justice Ministries, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Bishops USA, and as a delegate to the National Council of Churches as well as other ecumenical and interfaith groups. He helped organize the first Halki Summit and served as the Secretary of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Green Attica Symposium. While serving the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Nicholas realized the need for cross-sector collaboration towards achieving a peaceful and sustainable world. Inspired by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s ability to bridge these demographics, he has dedicated his life to witnessing Christ’s love through faith-based diplomacy and advocacy.