His Grace Bishop NIKOLAI, elevated Priest Michael Trefon to the rank of Archpriest on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 . Archpriest Michael is currently priest-in-charge of St. Nicholas Church, Chignik Lake, Alaska. He also faithfully serves the surrounding villages of Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Bay, Perryville, Pilot Point & Port Heiden.
"...it has been an exciting journey to Chignik Lake. My family and I arrived into Chignik on August 14th with the ferry 'Tustemena' from Homer and continuing onto Chignik Lake with a commercial fishing boat. There have been several baptisms since my arrival..."
-Archpriest Michael Trefon