Teen SOYO is the Society of Youth Organizations ages 13-19 within our church. In Teen SOYO our officers host Bible Studies, Retreats, Outings, and other activities within the church. Teen SOYO is also a chapter of the larger Diocesan SOYO and NAC SOYO which are the Teen SOYO’s of the Diocese of Los Angeles & West, and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.
Through both the NAC Teen SOYO & DLAW (Diocese of Los Angeles & the West) Teen SOYO, our parish’s Teen SOYO is able to participate in large scale retreats like the DLAW Parish Life Conference and the National Archdiocese Convention annually.
Teens also make a faithful commitment to Camp Three Holy Youths, the St. Nicholas Summer Camp that attracts over 100 campers every June from various different Antiochian Church’s.
Advisors & Officers
V. Rev. Fr. George Baalbaki is the Spiritual Advisor and Father of the Teen SOYO chapter at St. Nicholas Church. Many of our Bible Studies and Retreats are conducted with his blessing and he plays a vital role in our Teen SOYO.
Claudine Batarse is a dedicated member of the St. Nicholas Parish. She is active in all activities of the church such as Sunday School (Christian Education), and Young Adults Ministry. Claudine is one of the Youth Advisors for Teen SOYO, and holds a seat on the Parish Council Board as a representative for Teen SOYO.
Subdeacon Ilyan Baalbaki is also a dedicated member of the St. Nicholas Parish. He can be seen active in the Alter, Sunday School, Young Adults and so on. Ilyan is also the Youth Advisor and holds a seat on the Parish Council as a Teen SOYO representative.