Welcome Father Dustin Lyon and Presvytera Nicki!
We are excited to announce the appointment of Father Dustin Lyon to Saint George! Father Dustin is an energetic man with a passion for helping the less fortunate. For the past six years, he has faithfully served as the head Priest at Saint Elias the Prophet Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Father Dustin and Presvytera Nicki will be joining our beloved Saint George family on June 1, 2019.
Father Dustin Lyon, who is named after St. Dunstan, is a 6th generation Iowan. While double majoring in Archaeology and Religious Studies at the University of Minnesota, he spent 2 summers on an archaeological excavation in Greece. While there, he first encountered the Orthodox Church. When he returned to Minnesota, he got involved in the loacl Orthodox Christian Fellowship where he met his wife, Presvytera Nicki. A few months later, he converted to Orthodoxy. After getting married, he completed a Master's degree in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. He received his Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York and he was ordained a priest in October 2011. Immediately after seminary, he served at Twelve Holy Apostles Church in Duluth, Minnesota. Then in February 2013, he was appointed the priest of St. Elias the Prophet Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Father Dustin has interests in Star Trek, iconography, Ford Mustangs, photography, and, more recently, learning to cook. He and his wife have two adorable Siamese cats. And, most importantly, they are looking forward to moving to DeKalb and getting to know their new church family!
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