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 of both the Commission on Inter-Church Relations and Educational Development (CIRED), and of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Assyrian Church of the East Youth Association (ACEYA) of the United States of America.