Welcome, Fr. Miron!

The faithful of St. John Chrysostom are happy to welcome and introduce our new residing clergyman and spiritual father, Reverend Father Miron Kerul-Kmec Jr.!

Father Miron’s journey to this day began in Kosice in Slovakia where he was born, the son of a Greek Catholic priest. Growing up, he was very familiar with life in the Church and living in a rectory. With his parents, Father Miron Sr., and mother Marcella, he came to America when he was 14 years old. The family eventually settled at St. Nicholas Church in Barberton, where Father Miron was appointed pastor. Miron Jr. became acquainted with the ways of American life at St. Mary Byzantine School in Cleveland, Coventry High School, and the University of Akron. Following the call to holiness and the priesthood, which he had discerned at a very young age, he entered SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Pittsburgh. He graduated with a Master of Arts in Theology degree.

He received minor orders, married Sarah Seay, and was ordained by Most Reverend Milan Lach SJ, Bishop of the Eparchy of Parma, to the Diaconate on May 21, 2020. A year later, Deacon Miron requested a canonical transfer to the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, and Archbishop William accepted him on June 15, 2021. With his ordination to the Presbyterate, Father Miron Jr. is ascribed a priest of Pittsburgh.

May God grant him and his family peace, health, and happiness for many blessed years! Многая i благая лiта!