Who We Are

Welcome to the Telos Center! Founded by CrossRoad Institute in collaboration with Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, the Telos Center is designed to be a supportive hub for young adults in the Boston area. 

For over 20 years, CrossRoad Institute has worked with young Orthodox Christians from across the country. We’ve seen amazing possibilities arise when young adults find real community connections and are given the tools and guidance to creatively connect faith and their world.

Consequently, the Telos Center tries to bring Orthodox young adults together, giving them the opportunity to grow and try out innovative ideas of their own. The Center’s calendar is a blend of weekly staple activities and creative events put on by the Center’s young adults.

What We Do

The Center is open during the week for co-working, studies, and drinking coffee with new acquaintances or old friends. It’s a great community space for young professionals with remote jobs and students looking to get off campus. Young adults are also invited to peruse and check out books from the ever growing Wisdom Library, favorite books generously donated by many people from around the country.

In the evenings and weekends, the Center hosts events. Every Thursday evening at 6 there is Vespers followed by a big community dinner, and a speaker series that runs once or twice a month.

Ministry Grants and Our ‘Why’

One of the unique opportunities the Center offers is ministry grants. If a young adult has an idea for an event or activity they want to try, they are encouraged to apply for a ministry grant which, once approved, offers guidance, networking, and funding for any idea they might have. Examples of past ministry grant events include:

Click here to find out more. It is amazing what happens when people are given the opportunities and resources to be design ministry!

We regularly partner with Orthodox parishes to support their young adult ministry efforts. We hope the Center will not only bring new youth and young adults to Cambridge, but will build up parishes and ministries across Boston and beyond, serving to spread joy and inspiration while simultaneously serving to build unity among Orthodox Christians in Boston. 

Meet the Team

Dimitrios Rentel

TELOS CENTER MANAGER

An alum of the CrossRoad Summer Institute (June 2017), Dima worked as the OCA’s Youth Project Coordinator in 2019 before graduating from Carleton College in 2022. He believes there is no greater good than when two or three gather in His name, growing in faith, hope, and love, and wants to build a space where young adults can do just that!

Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, MDiv, PhD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A native of the Boston Metropolis, Ann’s studies at Middlebury College (BA), St Vladimir’s Seminary (MDiv), and Boston College (PhD) informs the design of the CrossRoad Institute. She also serves as the Director of the Office of Vocation & Ministry at Hellenic College Holy Cross, where she teaches Youth Ministry. It is Ann’s joy to follow the paths of CrossRoad alums & Telos young adults on their life journeys in all the diverse ways they work, serve, lead, and learn. The future is bright!

Jenny Haddad Mosher, MTh, PhD

RESEARCH & EDUCATIONAL DESIGN DIRECTOR

Jenny brings rooted focus in religious education curriculum design and production to the CRI mission, with degrees from Yale (BA, MAR), St Vladimir’s Seminary (MTh), and Union Theological Seminary (PhD), as well as experience working as a teacher, editor, author, and grant writer. She sees CRI programming as a gift—a chance to reflect honestly, act productively, and cultivate mutual love across generations in the Church.