Fr Dr Daniel Ghabrial

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies

DipTheol, B.Sc (Hons), PhD


Fr Daniel brings a wealth of experience in administration, governance, compliance and academia, and has been involved with SAC since its inception in the year 2000. He has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology from the University of Melbourne, and a Diploma in Theology attained through the University of Divinity. Ordained to the priesthood in 2002, Fr Daniel serves as a senior priest at the parish of Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Oakleigh, Melbourne. Currently serving as the Vicar-General of the Coptic Diocese of Melbourne, he is also the director of the Coptic Aged-Care facility at Hallam. 
In addition to being the College principal, Fr Daniel lectures in Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies.


  • Dip. Theology - University of Divinity
  • B.Sc (Hons) - University of Melbourne
  • PhD - University of Melbourne