The Martha and Mary Maternity House is an Orthodox Christian Maternity Home for pregnant women in need of support. We are the fulfillment of a long-held dream of the members of Orthodox Christians for Life - Chicago, and we are a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. 

Our Pan-Orthodox Board of Directors operates under the guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, with the solid support of our beloved hierarchs across all Orthodox Jurisdictions.

We took occupancy of our house on November 1, 2015, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  After completing final preparations, our first "daughter" moved into the House on April 1, 2016.


Spiritual Father & Advisor

His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Rev. Fr. Andrew Bartek, Orthodox Church in America

Jolynn Ruggerio

Diane Pero

Dr. Soula Sarros

Lena Angelos (Fundraising Committee)

Dr. Ivan Budisin (Intake and Services)

Nick Cavaligos (Orthodox Christians for Life Liaison)

A. Fredrick Chapekis (Legal Committee)

Rev. Fr. Andrew Georganas, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Roxanne Getz

Pat (Panaghiota) Kladis

Rev. Fr. Malek Rihani, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

Dr. Dn. Theodore Saclarides

Kathryn Saclarides-Bocanegra (Intake and Services)

Dino Vlahakis (Public Relations)



Vice President
















Laura J. K. Paulus

Exec. Director & Housemother