Fr. Mina Essak, previously Mr. Kamal Essak, is a graduate of Assuit University. He graduated from the College of Engineering in 1967 with a BA in Mechanical Engineering. Kamal worked as a designer and then as a mechanical engineer with a variety of consulting firms. He joined the US federal government in 1985, working for the small business administration, and then for the US Army until October of 1991. In November 1991, Kamal was ordained as Fr. Mina to serve the congregation of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Troy, MI. He was elevated to the rank of Archpriest in 1999. May the Lord continue his service.