The Society Of Youth Organization (SOYO) seeks to integrate teenagers from ages 13-19 years into the total life of the church. Ministries are created to encourage members to commit themselves to living the Orthodox faith daily through worship, witness, service and fellowship. There are many opportunities to gain leadership skills, bond with one another, serve our community and build each other up in Christ’s Holy Church.
If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Fr Meletios Zafaran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to working with your youth and hope that you take advantage of all the programs and activities we have to offer.
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Teen SOYO Officers
Recording Secretary, Alexis Barhoum
Corresponding Secretary, John Assad
Treasurer, Joy Sabbagh
Historians, Thomas Shetayh & Elie Saba
Teen SOYO Advisors
Head Adviser, Fr. Meletios Zafaran
Assistant Adviser, Abe Assad
Assistant Adviser, Khalil Yacoub
Assistant Adviser, Simone Dergham
Assistant Adviser & Bible Bowl, Matthew Kochan
Assistant Adviser & Bible Bowl, Anna Maria Kochan
Assistant Adviser & Bible Bowl/Classes, Karsten Boyer
Assistant Adviser, Salma Zaoudeh
Danny & Hala Khouli – Teen Career Panel Workshops
Homeless Dinner Coordinator & Teen Helper – Naifie Khalouf
Spiritual Advisers: Fr. Meletios Zafaran
SOYO and the Department of Youth are committed to “Living the Orthodox Faith in Christ through Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship.” SOYO’S purpose is to promote among the young people of our parish a complete devotion to the Holy Orthodox Church, its Faith, Canons, and Worship; to encourage the young people of our parish to actively participate in the many functions and programs of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and to promote a deeper understanding of the Holy Orthodox Church; and to initiate and coordinate spiritual and charitable works and activities.