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Fr. Michael Shanbour

Pastor

The future Father Michael Shanbour was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and baptized into the Holy Orthodox Church as an infant.  His home parish of St. George, under the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, was officially established in 1921 by Orthodox immigrants from Lebanon.

Shanbour’s maternal great-grandfather, the Rt. Rev. Shukrallah Shadid, was called with his family from his home country to the U.S. to serve the Orthodox community in Oklahoma City.  Father Shukrallah also travelled to Wichita to serve the community there as well, a mission church community at that time without a priest.  That mission church has grown to become St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, home of Bishop Basil Essey of the Antiochian Diocese of Wichita and Mid America, with a thriving community of descendants from those first Lebanese immigrants as well as a large and growing contingent of converts to the Orthodox Faith.

Although raised Orthodox, by his teenage years his exposure to a non-denominational Protestant community caused him to seek explanations for the great divergence between Orthodox and Protestant worship and teaching.  Over the next three years he read early Christian literature such as the Apostolic Fathers (St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Polycarp of Smyrnea, etc.) and early texts of the Liturgy which convince him of the veracity and authenticity of the Orthodox Church’s claim to be the historical and spiritual descendant of the Church of the Apostles... (Full Biography Click Here!)  

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Fr. Justin Slaughter Doty

Assistant Priest

Fr. Justin Slaughter Doty was born and raised between New England and Old England. He spent most of his early years in West Redding, Connecticut as well as in his fathers homeland in Sussex, England. He first became Christian in the Anglican communion, first in the reformed and puritan branch, and later becoming Anglo-Catholic. After life experiences working as an emergency paramedic and deeply studying theology at reformed and Latin seminaries, he and his wife, Presbytera Christine, discovered the Orthodox faith and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. They converted to Orthodoxy in Massachusetts under Bishop John Abdalah of Worcester and New England. 

After becoming Orthodox, Fr. Justin served in numerous capacities as chanter and Sub-Deacon, and, after seminary, served in the Antiochian Archdiocese of the British Isles & Ireland in Lincolnshire. Upon returning again to the United States, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop John and then ordained to the priesthood by Metropolitan Joseph.

Fr. Justin has a particular interest in Orthodox apologetics, hagiography, Byzantine Chant, and the Orthodox Saints of the Latin West before the Great Schism. He and Presbytera Christine have a daughter, Heloise, and a (soon-to-be born) son Alphage.

 

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Deacon Michael McNiel

Deacon

Deacon Michael McNiel was ordained to the holy diaconate by Metropolitan JOSEPH on November 1, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Church, Post Falls, Idaho. He has served Three Holy Hierarchs in Wenatchee for many years, and is a talented preacher and teacher of the Orthodox faith.

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Sub-Dcn. Tim Davison

Sub-Deacon

Sub-Deacon Tim Davison is a long-time servant of Three Holy Hierarchs Orthodox Church and maintains all the disciplines and duties of the Sub-Deacon, Chief Altar Server, and Sacristan. His wife, Molly, is the First-Chanter of the parish.