HOLY TRINITY ACADEMY
1973 E. Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
telephone: 602.248.3881    
email: HTA@HolyTrinityAcademyPhx.org
                                                                       
HTA Staff
Rev. Economos Apostolos Hill, HTA Principal and Cathedral Proistamenos 

Meet Father Apostolos, lovingly referred to as Father “A”. Father A is a well-loved and respected member of the HTA family. The children adore him and he loves to come visit every chance he gets! We all enjoy our weekly prayer service in the Chapel, especially when Father brings his guitar! We are very blessed to have such a devoted leader to our Littles’!

BIO:  Rev. Economos Apostolos Hill is the Principal of Holy Trinity Academy and the Dean of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Phoenix. Fr. Apostolos served the Assumption Greek Orthodox community of Denver, CO from 2001 through 2012 before moving to Arizona where he and his wife Denise ministered to the Mission Parish of St. George church in Prescott, AZ before being assigned to the Phoenix Cathedral. Fr. Apostolos has ministered broadly across the Greek Archdiocese, traveling to the monasteries of northern Greece, the Hogar Raphael Orthodox Orphanage of Guatemala, and to L.A.'s Skid Row on college-aged Orthodox Christian Fellowship "Real-Break" Mission trips.
 

A frequent lecturer, Fr. Apostolos has addressed students and faculty at King's College, Oxford, Ontario, CN and at Hanover College in Philadelphia, PA on Byzantine Music and Prayer in the Orthodox Church, and served as the keynote speaker at the annual Pan-Orthodox Youth Workers' Conference in Austin, TX in 2013.  His extensive work in youth ministry includes many years of Orthodox summer youth camps in the U.S. and in Greece, high school and college retreats, and with the annual College Conference West retreats in California.  Fr. Apostolos served as the Youth Director for the Southwest Region of the Antiochian Archdiocese and as a youth pastor in his ministry prior to entering the ranks of the priesthood. He and his wife Denise are parents of four grown children and are pleased to call Phoenix, AZ their home.



Juli Pritsos
Director & Kindergarten 
Meet Juli Pritsos, the director of HTA. Juli is a fun-loving person with a respected managing style and the energy of the children she teaches! Juli has been the school’s director since 2005 and is a staple at HTA with as much passion and enthusiasm as the day she started.    

BIO: After a successful graphic design career Mrs. Juli decided to pack up her portfolio and focus on her real passion – teaching children. Juli brings with her a number of years’ experience as a Sunday School preschool teacher and was the director of the Sunday School program for a number of years at Holy Trinity Cathedral, as well as serving four terms as OPA (Orthodox Parent Organization) president overseeing the Holy Trinity Cathedral’s youth program and continues to have a seat on the board. Juli continues to work with the Cathedral’s youth on a regular basis and spends part of her summer as the director of VCS (Vacation Church School), as well as heading up the arts and crafts portion of ASC (All Saint’s Camp).

Juli went back to school with a focus on early childhood development and administration and brought that knowledge to Holy Trinity Academy in 2005. In the time she has been at HTA, she continues to teach, as well as fulfill her duties as the school's director. In 2013, she was recognized as a top director in Worldwide Who’s Who, and under her directorship Holy Trinity Academy has been featured in the national publication, “Orthodox Observer”. Her art background combined with her training as a Music Together® instructor makes her the right person to impart in our students a love and appreciation for art, music, theater, and dance. Juli loves working with children and seeks different ways to assist and educate her students in the loving, caring environment at Holy Trinity Academy, as well as sharing her experiences with all the families who support it.

Juli is married to her husband, Chris, and they have three children, Katy (Cory), Michael (Jenni), Costa, and two grandchildren Calan and Thera.



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