Bishop Irineos (Placek) was tonsured a reader in the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece – Avlona Synod by Metropolitan Chrysostomos in February 2014 and was assigned to North America as a Missionary Lector. With the opening of St. Andrew Orthodox Mission, he was elevated to the order of Subdeacon in January 2015. In June 2015, he was tonsured a Rassophore monk. During a visit to the synod in Greece in November 2015, Fr. Irineos was ordained deacon and then priest by Metropolitan Angelos. In order to meet the needs of the growing mission to North America, Fr. Irineos was consecrated as a Vicar Bishop to Metropolitan Angelos, responsible for the North American Mission in 2017. Raised in the Lutheran faith, Father Irineos converted to Orthodoxy in 2005. Bishop Irineos serves at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Liberty Hill, Texas and visits St. Simon Orthodox Mission for liturgy several times a year.