Meet our 2019-2020 DOMSE Officers!

President - Asa Keim

Asa James Keim is from All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Raleigh, NC. This is his first year serving on the DOMSE board but he has experience as president and vice president of his local SOYO board. Asa is a senior in high school who loves math and chorus. He chants at all times and at every hour, plays guitar and piano, and enjoys spending time with his friends as well as meeting new ones.

Vice President - Sam AbuGhazaleh

Sam AbuGhazaleh goes to St. George Orthodox Church in Orlando, Florida. She is a business major at University of Central Florida. She was a part of her high schools volleyball and soccer team, and was a member of the weight lifting team. Samantha is the social media director for NAC SOYO and the vice president of her Teen SOYO chapter! In her free time, Sam likes to read books, shop online, and make people laugh! She also enjoys painting bible verses and fruits.

Treasurer - Eleni Sfanos

Biography coming soon

Secretary - Gabrielle Bleam

Biography coming soon

Social Media Director- Briana Ogan

Biography coming soon

Youth Director - Mara Schuler

Mara Schuler is from Atlanta, GA and attends St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church. At St. Elias she teaches the 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School class and is involved with the annual Mid-East festival. Mara is a graduate for Georgia State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She teaches Kindergarten to 20 delightful students during the week and is eager to help them grow throughout the year! Mara was highly involved in her own Teen SOYO chapter when she was a teen as well as the diocesan board. She loves Teen SOYO because it was where she met some of her closest friends and learned about our beautiful faith.

Youth Director - Kh. Gigi Tannous

Kh. Gigi is Fr. Gabriel's wife, head priest at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church in Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised in Sugar Land, Texas and was raised in the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America (DOWAMA). In her youth, she was greatly involved in Camp and SOYO and was an officer of the DOWAMA SOYO's Diocesan board. She has always had a calling to work with the youth of the church and feels blessed to have the current opportunity to work with them in her parish as well as on the diocesan level. 

Spiritual Advisor - Fr. Philip Rogers

Fr Philip is serving as the pastor of St John Orthodox Church in Memphis, TN.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina where he also met his wife, Kathryn.  He graduated from St. Vladimir’s Seminary in 2007 and began serving SOYO as the Spiritual Advisor the Diocese of Miami at that time as well as the director of Camp St Thekla and pastor of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Lafayette, LA.  He and Kathryn moved to TN in 2015.