Clergy

The Most Rev. Mar Awa Royel

Mar Awa Royel (born David Royel) is a Bishop of the Assyrian Church of the East (Classical Syriac: ܥܕܬܐ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ܕܐܬܘܖ̈ܝܐ‎), presiding over the Diocese of California. He also serves as the Secretary of the Holy Synod, is one of five trustees of the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization (ACERO), and is President…

Rev. Qashisha Lawrence Namato

•Rev. Fr. Lawrence Namato was born in the City of Kirkuk, Bet-Nahrain Iraq in May of 1959. •Ordained Deacon on February 21,1982 by His Grace Bishop Mar Aprim Khamis, in Mar Gewargis Church, Chicago, Illinois. •Ordained Priest on November 25, 2007 by His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos Patriarch, in Mart Maryam Church, Warren, Michigan.…

Rev. Qashisha Ephraim Alkhas

Rabbi Qasha Ephraim Alkhas was born in Southern California and grew up as an active youth member of St. Mary Parish of the Church of the East in Tarzana, CA.  He was tonsured a reader when he was 15 years old in St. Mary’s Church.  Rabbi Qasha Ephraim has a Master’s of Philosophy and Theology…