Leadership

Our Leadership Team in the US

Kristina Hanna:

Board Member

Kristina is an American Coptic Egyptian and a member of the Coptic Church. Kristina serves the Coptic community through the church.

She learned the meaning of sacrifice and selfless service to others first-hand when she lost both her parents at a young age and had to give up her personal career goals in order to raise her younger siblings. This experience left Kristina with a calling to rise above challenges, to lead by example, and to serve others before self. Currently, Kristina teaches in public schools where she serves the next generation. She is married and has three children.

Kristina has graduated from her university with Summa Cum Laude honors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry with a minor in biology and a concentration in mathematics.

Merna Habib:

Board Member & Secretary

Merna is an American Coptic Egyptian and a member of the Coptic Church, where she serves high school as a Sunday school teacher.

Merna is the big sister of five younger siblings. As a teacher, she has been working with kids in all grade levels and enjoys being around kids. She enjoys helping children acquire the knowledge to become America’s future leaders. Her favorite verse from the Bible that always gives her hope is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13.

Merna Habib graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Study from GMU and is currently doing her Masters in Elementary Education as a prerequisite for her PHD in Integrative Study.

Dr. Essam Shanoudi:

Board Member & Treasurer

Essam is an American Coptic Egyptian and a member of the Coptic Church. Dr. Shanoudi served as a Board Member of many churches and had a major role in establishing new churches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. He currently serves at St. Moses Coptic Church, Ashburn, VA, as a Board Director and Treasurer.

Dr. Shanoudi is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a successful businessman, an investor, a philanthropist, a mentor, a brother, a husband and a father of three.

Dr. Shanoudi graduated from Cairo University in 1980. He received his Master of Science in Accounting from the American University. He passed the CPA exam after he finished his Master’s Degree. In 1988, he received his Ph.D. from George Washington University and then established his accounting firm.

Roumany Soliman:

Founder & Executive Director

Roumany is an American Coptic Egyptian and a member of the Coptic Church. He has served the youth and their families in Richmond, Maryland, and Ashburn, VA, in various ways through the Coptic Church. He has over 35 years of experience serving the Coptic community both in America and Egypt. In addition to that, he leads the youth ministry at St. Moses Coptic Church, Ashburn, VA. Roumany is married and a father of three children.

In 1989, he graduated from the Seminary School at St. Mark School of Theology located at St. Mark’s Cathedral and St. Reweis’s Monastery, Cairo, Egypt.
In 1992, he received his Master’s Degree in Theology and Coptic Studies from the Higher Institution of Theological Studies in Cairo, Egypt.

After receiving his Master Degree, he served as an assistant professor for the Department of Coptic Studies at the Higher Institution of Theological Studies in Cairo, Egypt.

 

How This Ministry Helps the Community

327

Families Have Received Monthly Food Supplies

134

People with Disabilities Have Received Medical Equipment and More

980

Children Have Received Bibles and School Supplies

117

Families Have Started Their Own Small Business

168

Families Have Received Assistance

How This Ministry Helps the Community

70

Families have received monthly food supplies

24

Copts with disabilities have received medical equipment and other necessities

280

Children have received Bibles and school supplies

5

Families have started their own small businesses

70

Families have received financial and other needed assistance