Fr. Michael Stearns is the priest in charge of St. Demetrios Church in Fort Worth, Texas. The parish belongs to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Metropolis of Denver.
On January 25, 2008, Fr. Michael took Metropolitan Isaiah, the head of the Metropolis of Denver, out to dinner before taking the bishop to his hotel. The priest’s car was broken into, and Metropolitan Isaiah’s crown and other personal items were stolen. The local churches offered a $5000 reward for the return of the mitre.