Father Rosco was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1944.¬† He studied at Indiana University [1970-1972] and received his degree in Theology from Christ the Saviour Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania [1972-1976].¬† In 1976, he was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Valerian (Trifa) at St. George Cathedral in Southfield, Michigan, and then a priest by the same archbishop at his home parish, The Descent of the Holy Ghost Church in Merrillville, Indiana.¬† He served The Falling Asleep of the Ever Virgin Mary Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota [1976-1979], and has served Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, since January 1, 1980.¬† In recognition of his over thirty years of priestly service, he was elevated to the rank of Archpriest by the Holy Synod of Bishops in 2007.
Fr. Romey was the long-time Referee on Matrimonial Affairs (Dispensations) for the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA); was a member of the Joint Dialogue Commission (which works to restore relations between the two Romanian jurisdictions in North America) from its beginning; has served as a member of the ROEA Episcopate Council; participates in The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC), having held the position of Secretary for several years; has served as President and Secretary of the ROEA Spiritual Consistory; and was National Spiritual Advisor to The Association of Romanian Orthodox Ladies Auxiliaries (ARFORA), The American Romanian Orthodox Youth (AROY) and The Orthodox Brotherhood USA.¬† He speaks English and Romanian.
In 1976, he married Mary Ellen Galbincea who is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.¬† She is the Church School Director; is the current (as well as a past) President of the parish Ladies Auxiliary; has served on the ROEA Episcopate Council; has been a member of the National Board of The Association of Romanian Orthodox Ladies Auxiliaries (ARFORA) for numerous years, including serving as its President; and is a long-time Director of the ROEA’s Summer Religious Education Courses (Camp Vatra) — all while continuing her career as a secondary education mathematics teacher until her retirement in 2013.¬† They have one son, Tom.