Frank Marangos, D.Min., Ed.D., Managing Director

Throughout his 34 years of experience, Dr. Frank Marangos has had extensive experience with religious, educational, business, and non-profit entities providing organizational consulting, assessment, leadership development, instructional training, strategic fundraising, communication, and personalized coaching. His has doctoral degrees in Adult Education (Ed.D.) and in Ministry and Childhood Education (D.Min.). He is also a Certified Practitioner and Interpreter of Myers-Briggs Type Instruments (MBTI), providing vital psychometric information for leadership, teambuilding, professional learning communities, and organizational development. Further, he brings a multi-faceted set of experiences with regard to organizational planning, development, and training. Dr. Marangos has traveled throughout the United States conducting education seminars, leadership development programs, parish strategic planning and stewardship programs, retreats, and teacher training workshops. He has taught at several theological schools and Christian universities, and a nationally Certified Distance Learning Leader with expertise in developing interactive CD-ROMs, and conducting on-line learning courses.

As founder and CEO of OINOS Educational Consulting Company and a Senior Business Coach and Consultant for AWAKE Consulting Group, Dr. Marangos has provided training and support to entrepreneurial leaders on a variety of business and marketing strategies. He has been invited to participate in national and international think tanks focusing on societal/religious issues hosted by the United States Government (SAG) and Oxford University.

Dr. Marangos has a plethora of experience in the areas of fundraising and strategic planning, as well as financial oversight. He was responsible for the development/implementation of a $5 million capital campaign that led to the design and construction of a national architecturally award-winning church sanctuary. He has developed thematic, multi-year stewardship campaigns that have enlarged parish memberships and increased operational revenues by 300%. Dr. Marangos’ leadership experience also includes the development of a five-year educational strategic plan. He has successfully authored numerous faculty grants and conducted various comprehensive analyses, including a national SWOT effort that involved the development and validation of an organizational climate instrument. He has designed and facilitated environmental scans, interpreted data, and generated organizational focus goals to meet parish needs.

Dr. Marangos is an ordained clergyman in good standing of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. With the permission and blessing from his archbishop, his ongoing work with The Pelican Group continues his ecumenical service to the Greek Orthodox Church in America. A highlight of his service was his distinct privilege of facilitating the logistical communication needs of the historic Papal Visit of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, with His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church, in Istanbul, Turkey. He was also personally awarded a Proclamation by the City Council of New York City for establishing and conducting a noteworthy Christian educational program for young professionals working in Manhattan.

Dr. Marangos is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Saint John’s University (Queens, NY) where he teaches various courses in Catholic Theology and has distinctive experience as an author, publishing numerous articles in theological publications. He is a regular contributor to several on-line Christian radio programs, and continues to write feature articles for Praxis Magazine, a national periodical for religious educators, that he founded and managed as executive editor for nearly a decade.