St Nicholas Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South.
Matushka Ellen Gvosdev, Ph.D., was a long time member of this parish until her death in 2009.
Matushka Ellen’s husband, Fr. Kirrill, was quick to alert the authorities when convicted sex offender Fr. Damian Messires applied for the position of choir at St. Nicholas using a fictitious name.