Father Yacoub is the senior priest of St. Marks Coptic Orthodox Church. He was ordained a priest in 1991 by the late Pope Shenouda III and later ordained hegumen in 2003.
Prior to his ordination he was an Engineering Professor at the University of Wollongong.
Fr. Yacoub along side his late wife Tasoni Awatef raised 5 children and thousands of spiritual children within the church. He takes great care in serving each individual holistically – spiritually, academically, socially and physically.