St. George Orthodox Christian Church
5311 Mercer Street | Houston, Texas 77005 | (713) 665-5252
Past Clergy

The Clergy who served the faithful of St. George 1928-1954 (alphabetical)

    + Rev. Fr. Thomas Abodeely
    + Rev. Fr. Gabriel Barrow, Exarch
    + Rev. Fr. Gabriel Debes
    + Rev. Fr. Essa Kanavati
    + V. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Nahas
    + Rev. Fr. George Taweel
    + V. Rev. Fr.James Rottle

Full Time Clergy 1954-Present

    + V. Rev. Fr. Basil Karpelenia   1954-1959
    + V. Rev. Fr. Thomas Skaff    1959-1968
    + Rt. Rev. Fr. John Matthiesen   1968-1969
    + Rt. Rev. Fr. John Namie   1969-1979
       V. Rev. Fr. Anthony Sabbagh   1979-1983
       V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Shahda   1983-1999
       Rev. Fr. Boulos Khoury   1999
       V. Rev. Fr. John Salem   2000-2011
       Rev. Fr. James Shadid 2011-Present

Full Time Associate Clergy

      *Rt. Rev. Fr. Thomas Joseph 1994-1996 (*Rt. Rev. Bp. THOMAS)
       Rev. Fr. David Q. Gipp   1996-1999
       V. Rev. Fr. Michel Pavez   2000
       Rev. Fr. James Coles   2003-2005
       V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Huneycutt   2005-2010
       Rev. Fr. Symeon Kees   2010-Present

Attached and Retired Clergy who served at the Altar (alphabetically)

       V. Rev. Fr. David Barr
       Rt. Rev. Fr. Gabriel M. Barrow
    + V. Rev. Fr. Paul Blankenstein
       V. Rev. Fr. Justin McFeeters
    + V. Rev. Fr. Michael Prokurat
    + V. Rev. Fr. Steven Skasko

 Full Time Youth Directors

      *Rt. Rev. Fr. Thomas Joseph   1989-1996 (*Rt. Rev. Bp. THOMAS) 
       Kh. Gizelle (Gigi) Baba   1999-2002
       Rev. Fr. Charles Baz   2002-2003
    + Resa Ellison   2004-2005
       Greg Zrake   2006-2007
       Rev. Fr. Michael Sakran   2007-2008
       Rev. Fr. Paul Fuller   2008-2013

       Grace Tannous 2013-2015

       George Katrib 2015-Present


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