Bishop Cherubim was elected as Metropolitan and President of the Holy Synod following the repose of Met. Angelos of Avlona. A disciple of Met. Angelos since 1979, Met. Cherubim joined the Monastery of St. Michael the Archangel in 1981. He was consecrated as the Vicar Bishop of Vithynia in 2010. A noted liturgist and conductor, Met. Cherubim now oversees the synodal mission in North America through his Vicar Bishop Irineos, located in Texas.