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Our Patriarch and Ruling Hierarch is His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

His Holiness Kirill was enthroned as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on February 1, 2009. A full biography of His Holiness can be found here: 

Biography of Patriarch Kirill | The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (mospatusa.com)

And a link to the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA can be found here: 

Home | The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (mospatusa.com)



Our Vicar Bishop is His Grace Matthew, Bishop of Sourozh, temporary Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. 

Consecrated on November 15, 2015 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Kaliningrad by His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, His Grace was appointed Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh in 2017. By the decision of the Holy Synod of October 14, 2018 (Journal No. 77), he was appointed temporary administrator of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in the United States of America. His Grace's full biography can be found here:


Biography of Bishop Matthew | The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA (mospatusa.com)


Our Rector is The Reverend Father Joshua Genig. 


Diaconate - 2016
Priesthood - 2017


Dean of the Central States of the Moscow Patriarchate 


B.A. in Religious Studies - Concordia University, Ann Arbor - 2003
M.Div. in Theology - Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne - 2006
Ph.D. in Systematic Theology - The University of St. Andrews, UK - 2012
Chaplain Residency - The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 2019

Secular Employment:

Staff Chaplain - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor


Prior to entering the Holy Orthodox Church, Fr. Joshua was a Lutheran Minister for 7+ years. Fr. Joshua is married to Matushka Abigail Barbara (a middle-school English teacher) and, together, they have six daughters. 


Our Deacon is Hierodeacon Seraphim (Balagtas).


Diaconate - 2003
Received in the Orthodox Church by Vesting - 2007

Monastic Tonsures:

Tonsured a ryassaphore monk - 2007
Tonsured to the small schema - 2013


B.A. in Classical Philosphy - Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in Baguio City, Philippines
Bachelor in Sacred Theology - Royal Pontifical University of Sto. Tomás, in Manila, Philippines
M.A. in Theology - San Sebastián College - Recoletos de Manila in Manila, Philippines


Fr. Seraphim, a native of the Philippines, was assigned as a cleric of St. Innocent in 2019 and carries out his secular employment in Ann Arbor. 


Our Subdeacon is William Powell. Subdeacon William and his family have been parishioners at St. Innocent since 2018. In 2022, Bishop Matthew blessed Subdeacon William to begin serving regularly at St. Innocent. 

Subdeacon William assists weekly at the Holy Altar, devoting particular attention to preparing the Epistle Book and guiding the Altar Servers in their obediences and duties. 


Our 10+ member choir is led by the faithful and talented choir mistress, Mary (Sharon) Gomulka. Our choir sings for all of the liturgical services, including Vigil and the Divine Liturgy, in addition to rehearsing weekly following Trapeza.

Our choir mistress is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Musically, she is a classically trained, professional pianist and accompanist, and runs a very active independent piano studio.  For many years she sang with the Orthodox Choir of Detroit and served as its rehearsal pianist.  She has been an Orthodox choir director for 13 years. Liturgically, Mary completed the PaTRAM Advance Conductor program held at the Diocesan Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Howell, New Jersey under Grammy-nominated conductor, Maestro Dr. Peter Jermihov, Master Teacher of Conducting and founder of the Society of St. Romanos the Melodist, Dr. Tamara Petijevic, Master Teacher from Novi Sad, Serbia, and Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Teacher of Theory and Musicianship. 
We are blessed by her experience, expertise, and presence in our beloved parish choir. 


Our servers diligently serve in the Holy Altar for all of the liturgical services. In addition, they help to maintain the dignity and beauty of the temple.


Our children's choir, under the direction of Emma Mary Genig, rehearses weekly and sings during each Divine Liturgy, often in various languages.