Fr. Georges Jallouf
On October 1st, 2018, St. Peter’s welcomed Fr. Jallouf as its new rector.
Fr. Jallouf and his wife, Maha, moved to Sycamore from Oklahoma City, OK where he had been rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa, after which he became a hospice chaplain in Oklahoma City. Fr. Jallouf was born in Damascus, Syria. He attended the College of Yousef el Hazma in Damascus where he received his Master of Philosophy from the Oriental Franciscan Seminary in Cairo Eqypt. He then received his Master of Divinity from the Franciscan Seminary in Jerusalem, Israel, and License of Pastoral Theology at Lateran University in Rome.
He came to the U.S. in 2004 and in 2006 attended the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, TN where he completed his Anglican study.
His ordinations include Franciscan monk, 1984, diaconal ordination, 1992, priesthood ordination, Alelppo, Syria, 1994; and in 2007 was received into the Episcopal Church as a priest in the Diocese of Florida.
Fr. Jallouf’s professional experience includes serving in curate ministry in Rome, vicar general in Aleppo, Syria, chaplain in a children’s hospital in Naples, Italy, and commissariat general of the Holy Land in Naples.
In 2004 he transitioned between the Roman Catholic and Episcopal Church. He served as a curate in Cedar Key, FL, and Jacksonville, FL, before becoming rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa.
Pastoral care is a priority of Fr. Jallouf’s ministry. His wife, Maha, often accompanies Fr. Jallouf on his pastoral visits. They both enjoy cooking and working with their parishioners and community. Fr. Jallouf and Maha look forward to getting to know the Sycamore community.
Fr. Mark Geisler Assistant to the Rector
Desiree Goodale-Mikosz Deacon
Sarah Mendenhall Organist
Larry Dirst Assistant Organist
Judy LaPorta Administrative Assistant
Jean Erlenborn Bookkeeper