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Deacon Mark Sultani has been the Pastoral Assistant of St. George Cathedral since August 2023. He is a native of Farmington Hills, MI, a suburb of Detroit, and grew up at St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Livonia, MI. Dn. Mark spent his formative years serving as an altar boy and later as a chanter, choir member, and Sunday School teacher. He grew up attending the Antiochian Village every summer as a camper and spent three years on the camp staff. He was the President of his OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship) chapter in college and served on the Student Leadership Board for OCF as the College Conference East Student Leader for two years, where he met his wife, Nicole. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Dn. Mark worked for one year as a software developer in Ann Arbor, MI.


Upon deciding to pursue full-time ministry, Dn. Mark took a one-year position as the Parish Intern at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ. Dn. Mark earned his Masters of Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in May of 2023 and married Nicole later that month. The two of them moved to Wichita shortly thereafter. On April 27, 2024, His Eminence Metropolitan SABA ordained Deacon Mark to the holy diaconate at St. George Cathedral.

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