Our Clergy

Fr. Daniel Nashed

Father Daniel Nashed was born in California in 1982. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2005. He went on to obtain his teaching credential, and Masters in Education, and Administrators credential. 

Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Daniel taught high school math in the Garden Grove school district. 

He served at St. Verena & the Three Holy Youth Church for many years, then at Holy Transfiguration Church from its inception until his ordination at Holy Transfiguration Church on August 21, 2016. 

Fr. Daniel served as a priest for one year at Archangel Michael Church, Santa Ana, and another year at St. Verena & the Three Holy Youth Church. 

In August 2018, he began his service at Holy Transfiguration Church until the present time. 

His passions in the service include Christian education and youth services. 

Fr. David Abdelsayed

Father David Abdelsayed was born in California in 1974. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1996, a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering in 1999, and another Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2005.

He served at Saint Mary & Saint Athanasius church, Northridge as a Sunday School servant and Youth Leader from 1996 to 2002. In 1999, he became a consecrated servant in the Diocese of Los Angeles. 

He served at Saint Verena and the Three Holy Youth Church from 2002 until his ordination as a Deacon on February 2, 2006. 

On February 19, 2006 he was ordained a presbyter and served at Saint Maurice Church in Pomona from 2006 to 2015. 

In 2014, His Eminence asked Fr. David, along with Fr. Daniel Habib and Fr. Moses Samaan, to help start a new American Coptic Orthodox Parish in Chino Hills. 

In August 2015, His Eminence accepted the request by the congregation of Holy Transfiguration to have Fr. David as its first fully-dedicated priest.