Rev. Demetrios Katerlis was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. After receiving his degrees from Holy Cross Seminary in Massachusetts, General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City, and Baptist Seminary in Upland County, Pennsylvania, he continued his studies in Athens, where he also met his future Presvetera, Antonia. They were married in Athens and soon left for Philadelphia to begin Father’s first assignment at St. George Cathedral, where he served for over 40 years.
Father Demetrios and Presvetera Antonia currently reside in Cherry Hill, New Jersey surrounded by the love of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.