Fr Michael Salib

Associate Lecturer in Religious Education, Mission and Ministry

GDTheol, GDEd, MA


Fr Michael was a former High School teacher who taught Physics and Mathematics. He has also worked in Teaching and Learning Leadership in the government school sector. He is currently a D.Min. candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary where his research explores the relationship between ministry, formation, education and the Eucharistic Table in the Coptic Orthodox tradition. Fr Michael was ordained to the priesthood in 2015 and serves at the parish of St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kensington, Melbourne.


  • GDEd(Secondary) - Victoria University
  • MA(Coptic Studies) - Macquarie University
  • GDTheol - University of Divinity
  • D.Min candidate – Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California

Recent Research Outputs

Peer-reviewed journal articles

(2021) “A Multidimensional Understanding of Sunday School in the Coptic Orthodox Tradition.” In: Copts in Modernity. Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity (22), eds. Lisa Agaiby, Mark N. Swanson, Nelly van Doorn Harder (Leiden & Boston: Brill), pp. 257-269.