Archpriest Kirrill Gvosdev is a clergyman in the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South. He has served for many years at St. Nicholas Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In 2004, Gvosdev was alerted that a man who was applying for the position of choir director at St. Nicholas was in fact the registered sex offender Fr. Damian Messires. Gvosdev alerted the authorities immediately, and Messires, who was in violation of his parole for being in Fort Lauderdale and for using an alias, did not return to the St. Nicholas.