Mark your calendars for Aug 29 – Sept 2, 2019 because the YAL Conference is where you will want to be!

Labor Day Weekend 2019 in Long Beach, California is the place to be for young adults ages 18 – 35 at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Conference. This event promises to offer a wide array of activities including engaging workshops, inspiring speakers, worship, fellowship, and a community service project. The beach is nearby and there will also be plenty of time for sun, surf and sand with your friends.



August 29 - Sept 2, 2019 (Labor Day Weekend)


Please email yalconf2019@gmail.com.


Long Beach, California


College Students & Young Professionals ages 18-35

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The YAL Conference is under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco.

An Advisory Board will be working closely with the Steering Committee to mentor them in planning and implementing all aspects of this event. The Honorable Steven and Stacia Counelis have been appointed as the Advisory Board Co-Chairs.

The YAL Conference Chairman is George Anagnostopoulos, a dynamic young adult who has been involved with the Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, Summer Camp at Saint Nicholas Ranch, FDF, and also in various ministries at his parish of Prophet Elias in San Bernardino, CA. George currently works as a financial analyst for AEW Capital Management, focusing on acquisitions and managing real estate investments for the west coast on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and pension funds.

Young Adult Conference Advisory Board

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

  • Hon. Steven & Stacia Counelis – Metropolis Council/Advisory Board Co-Chairs

  • George Anagnostopoulos – 2019 YAL Conference Steering Committee Chairman

  • Johanna Duterte – Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

  • Rev. Father Gary Kyriacou – Folk Dance and Choral Festival, Board of Trustees Chairman

  • Michael Syrengelas – Metropolis Council Treasurer/Finance

  • Spiro Beckas – Metropolis Council; Folk Dance and Choral Festival, Board of Trustees Vice-Chairman

  • Kristen Bruskas – Metropolis Director of Development and Communications

  • Paul Gikas – Metropolis Director of Ministries and Administration