Fr. Jacob Zaki has been serving St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in South St. Paul, Minnesota and its growing congregation for many years. He was ordained as a priest to serve in our church by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II on March 3rd, 2013. Before receiving the Holy Sacrament of priesthood, Fr. Jacob had an active role in St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, serving as a youth leader, a Sunday school teacher, and continously taught songs to the youth. While he was dedicating so much of his time to the church, Fr. Jacob also received his degree in pharmacy. He was a practicing pharmacist for many years until he was called to the priesthood. We pray that Our Lord may bless his ministry and service, giving him wisdom, grace, and blessing to guide His flock in peace.