Parish Clergy

Rev. Fr. Innocent Neal, Rector


Fr. Innocent Neal, Matuska Melanie, Ephraim (8), Andrew (5) and Sebastian (2) were formally assigned to Holy Trinity on October 1st, 2018 by His Eminence Archbishop Mark. Fr. Innocent and his family are familiar faces in NEPA as they were previously at St. Tikhon’s Monastery where Fr. Innocent was the Bookstore and Press Manager. During that time he was also the rector of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Union Dale, PA. Fr. Innocent is a 2005 graduate of St. Tikhon’s Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. After graduation he moved to Atlanta GA to serve as a Reader, Catechist and Assistant Administrator at his home parish, St. John the Wonderworker. During that time he met his wife Melanie, and had their first son Ephraim before returning to St. Tikhon’s in 2014. The Neal family is excited to be in Wilkes-Barre and a part of the Holy Trinity Community. “We immediately felt at home here at Holy Trinity and are excited about the future of our community.”, said Fr. Innocent. “We look forward to getting to know and spend time with everyone in the parish!”


Minor Clergy

Gregory Polk, Sub-Deacon

David Mills, Sub-Deacon

Parish Council
President - Sandra Serafin
Treasurer & Finiacial Secretary - Bernard Golubiewski
Assistant Treasurer - Mary Ann Kudey
Recording Secretary - Deborah Mills
Corresponding Secretary - Paula Holoviak


Parish Committees

Evangelization/Outreach Committee - Peter Holoviak, David Clark, Deborah Mills, Steven Kankiewicz (Call 570-441-1501 or 570-498-2523)
Choir Director - Greg Polk
Education - Youth Committee - Paula Holoviak & Alexanne Conklin
Fellowship Committee - Deborah Mills & Maryann Kudey
Finance/Renovation Committee - Bernie Golubiewski
Special Fundraising Committee - Maryann Kudey, Bernie Golubiewski, Sandy Serafin

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
401 East Main St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Phone: (570) 825-6540

Lenten Teen Retreat April 3-5 - 02/19/20

The OCA Diocese of New York & New Jersey welcome all Middle & High School Teens to attend its Lenten Teen Retreat April 3-5 at the Greenkill YMCA Retreat Center in Huguenot, NY. Activities will include adventure course, archery, team building, hiking, gymnasium, campfire and more. The firm registration deadline is March 19th. To register contact Danielle Geeza at (914) 768-3735 or email

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