About Father Dennis Kristof
Fr. Dennis Kristof has been the Dean of St. Nicholas Pro-Cathedral since July 1988. He was born in Cincinnati, OH. After completing his first two years at the University of Cincinnati, he enrolled in SS. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary graduating from La Roche College in Pittsburgh PA. His studies then took him the North American College in Rome, Italy for three years culminating in his STB degree, Magna Cum Laude from the Gregorian University. He did additional study at Catholic University in Washington, DC and St. Vladimir Seminary in Crestwood, NY.
The first parish he and his wife Pani Barbara served was St. Mary Protection Parish in Bridgeport, CT before relocating to Lakewood, OH where Fr. Dennis was installed as Dean of St. Nicholas. They have remained here for over 30 years serving St. Nicholas, the wider Orthodox community of the Greater Cleveland area, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. He is at the point now that he is marrying and baptizing the children of parishioners he himself baptized and who Pani Barbara instructed in the St. Nicholas Church school!
They have three adult children, Juliana, Damian and Benjamin, and four grandchildren, Victoria, Isaac, Amelia and Alyona.