Speaker

Speaker

Fr. Pishoy Salama
St. Maurice & St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church
Toronto, Ontario – Canada

• Graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Math and Statistics in 1993

• Served at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto as a youth counsellor until he was ordained as a priest in the same church on November 14, 1999

• Appointed on November 14, 2007 by H.H. Pope Shenouda III to establish St. Maurice & St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church which is the first multicultural missionary Coptic Orthodox Church in North America

• Graduated from Tyndale Seminary in May 2006 with a Master of Divinity degree majoring in Youth and Family Ministry

• Graduated in November 2012 with Doctor of Ministry degree at the University of Toronto; the title of his dissertation is “Of All Nations: Exploring Intercultural Marriages in the Coptic Orthodox Church of the GTA

• Appointed in January 2013 as an adjunct professor of Theology at the University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto

• Received On January 24, 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his efforts in promoting diversity and multiculturalism