The Right Reverend Meletios (Weber) has been the pastor of Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church in Santa Cruz, California since 1994. He was received into the Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware in 1971. He was educated at Dulwich College and Oxford University in England, and has a doctorate in psychological counseling. He studied Theology at Oxford and also at the University in Thessalonica, Greece. He has been an high school teacher and a university professor. He was tonsured a monk at the Community of St John on the island of Patmos in 1978. Fr. Meletios has served the Orthodox Church in Greece, Great Britain, Montana, and California, and the Netherlands. In June 2008 Fr Meletios was named abbot of St. John of San Francisco Monastery (Manton, California).