The Parish Council

The Parish Council are representatives of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in the administration of its properties and affairs and all routine administration of the church.
The Parish Council meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. All concerned parishioners are invited to attend. A nominating committee is appointed every year by the Parish Council Chairperson, to search for the candidates that can best serve the needs of our church. To qualify a candidate must be 21 years of age or over, have been a Voting Member of the Parish for a period of two (2) years before his/her term of office begins, and has fulfilled the Canonical requirements of the Faith.

The Parish Council consists of the following:
The Pastor
Voting members that consist of nine persons that have been elected from the voting membership of our Parish for 3 year terms.
Ex-officio voting members that serve as the Presidents or Chairpersons of our Church Organizations
Ex-officio non-voting members which consist of the following:
Christian Education Director
Choir Director
Teen SOYO Advisor

Clergy
V. Rev. Fr. Elias Nasr, Pastor
Deacon Nicholas Mahshie

Executive Parish Council
Toni Abboud – Chairperson
Faris Sousou– Treasurer
May Makhlouf – Secretary
Parish Council Members
Mahfouz Abu-Manneh
Habib Al Amir
Raja Fashho
Diane Sauro
Shukri Dayeh

Ex-Officio
Rita Ghattas – President, Antiochian Women
Nujoud Makhlouf – Christian Education Director
Diane Sopp-Sauro – Choir Director
Grace Khairallah – Teen SOYO Advisor
Dona Savage – Ambassador, Order of St. Ignatius