About the Church Board

St. Mary and St. Mark's church board is composed of 6 congregation members and Fr. Rewis Rofaiel, who is the chairman. Of the 6 congregation members, there are typically two formal positions, the Secretary and Treasurer. The board meets once a month on a regular basis (or more often if needed) and is responsible for decisions related to church operations, projects, finances, and administration. The board is elected for a three year term.


Board Member Requirements

Board members are required to meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Attend church and take communion regularly
  • Must be known for piety, good reputation, humility, and have served the church with a positive and constructive vision
  • A Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen who has resided in Canada for at least 5 years, the last 2 years of which in Edmonton
  • At least one member shall be a youth member
  • At least one member shall be female


Election Schedule

  • Nominations: October 7-20 (online)
  • Elections: November 17 (in person only)


The final stage of the church board elections will take place at church after the liturgy on Sunday, November 17. 

Those who wish to participate in the elections should make sure to be present at the church on that day. Eligible members of the congregation will be voting to select six individuals to form the new board. The election ballot will include the following 10 names that received the highest number of nominations from the congregation during the nomination period that took place on October 7-20, 2019.

  • Basil Elyas
  • Basma Farage
  • Emad Mikhaiel
  • Emil Shaker
  • Fady Farag
  • Jackie Elyas
  • Peter Tawfik
  • Pierre Farage
  • Suzie Sidra
  • Tadros Ghobrial

The top six names selected in accordance with the church bylaws and nomination rules approved by the diocese will be forwarded to HG Bishop Mina to obtain his approval and blessing before announcing them to the congregation.

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