On October 26, 1975, a letter was sent to His Beatitude, Metropolitan Ireney, requesting permission to establish the orthodox mission of St. James the Apostle. The founder of this mission was Very Rev. George Gladky of blessed memory. (This is only one of the many that Fr. George founded in his lifetime). The first council and members consisted of Fr. Basil Wagoner priest in charge of the following: William & Anna Basara, Alexander & Ruth Sirotkin, Ana Bobiansky, John & Eva Harris, Nicholas Prosk, Phyllis Wagoner and Mrs. John Peterman. Other founding members were Sergei & Maria Nekrassoff and Justine Boone.