St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church is guided under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Mina of the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. Bishop Mina lived for numerous years in Edmonton, before being ordained a monk. In March 1984 he was ordained a monk by the name of Fr. Paphnotius Avva Mina at the monastery of Saint Mina in Mariout, Egypt. In 2003 he was ordained a priest. He was the last bishop to be ordained by the His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on June 6, 2009. On March 10, 2013 he was delegated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II as the Diocesan Bishop of Mississauga, Vancouver and all the surrounding cities, towns and villages. His Grace Bishop Mina was enthroned in Mississauga, ON on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 and in Vancouver, BC on Sunday, April 13th, 2013.
The church is shepherded by the loving fatherhood of Fr. Rewis. He was ordained a priest on St. George Church, Zagazig on March 19, 1999, the Feast of the Cross, by His Grace Bishop Yacoubos, the late bishop of Zagazig. Fr. Rewis was ordained to the rank of hegumen on October 15, 2017 by HG Bishop Mina. Fr. Rewis has served St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Edmonton since November 2000. May the Lord keep him for many years to come.
Fr. Youhanna was ordained a priest to the altar of St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Edmonton on August 9, 2015. He was the first priest ordained by the laying of hands of His Grace Bishop Mina in the Diocese of Mississauga, Vancouver, and Western Canada. May the Lord bless his service and grant him many years of priesthood to come.
Deacon Youhanna was ordained a deacon at the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina on March 25, 2015.
Deacon Stavros was ordained a deacon at the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina on October 15, 2017.
Tasony Maria was a appointed a deaconess for the church of St. Mary & St. Mark in Edmonton by HG Bishop Mina in December 2013. She serves as the Canadian Coptic Community Centre manager and is responsible for church communication.
The church elected board of deacons as of June 2016:
Secretary: Atif Shaker
Treasurer: Dawod Sabir
Members: Emad Mikhaiel, Basil Elyas, Fady Farag, Basma Farage