Our parish is blessed...
to have the following clergy currently serve our community
Pastor: Fr. Milad T. Yaghi, MLM
Associate Pastor: Fr. Edward Hanna, MLM
Sub-Deacons: Chuck AbouJaoude, Dr. George Carrum, Dr. Gabriel Habib, Dr. Nicolas Nammour, and Steven Tannous
Fr. Milad T. Yaghi, MLM
Fr. Milad joined the Maronite Lebanese Missionaries in 1977 at the young age of 13. After 10 years of schooling at the Collège Des Apôtres and The University of Kaslik, he was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1988. Soon after, he was sent to France to earn his Master’s Degree in Catholic Theology from the University of Strasbourg, and became assistant pastor for a parish in Metz.
Fr. Milad was assigned to San Antonio, Texas in 1991, and was later assigned to celebrate mass in Houston. After several months of commuting, he moved to Houston to embark on a challenge and personal dream of building a church. In a short period of time, and against many odds, Fr. Milad established Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Mission which grew quickly from a couple of families to a couple hundred families. With the help and support of many loyal benefactors and parishioners over the past twenty years, Fr. Milad established a thriving campus with a massive church, church hall, rectory, and pastoral center. Today, with over seven hundred registered families, Our Lady of the Cedars is a well recognized and integrated Eastern Catholic church community in the Houston area and boasts as the second largest Maronite parish in the United States. Fr. Milad continues to be a much beloved pastor, friend to Middle Eastern communities of all faiths, and member of all our families.
Fr. Edward Hanna, MLM
Born and raised in Kobayat, Akkar, Lebanon, Fr. Edward Hanna has a BS in physiotherapy from The Lebanese University, Fanar, a BS in theology and in philosophy from The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and a diploma in spiritual guidance from The Saint Joseph University, Beirut. He joined the Maronite Lebanese Missionaries at the age of 23, and was ordained to the priesthood on July 6, 2014.
Fr. Edward served as a volunteer in the Red Cross of Lebanon for more than 7 years, co-founded “Biblia-Tech” (a biblical Facebook page), and ministered as a spiritual director for several organizations including the boy scouts, girl scouts, and family- and youth-oriented organizations. After completing his first assignment as administrative director of Radio Voice of Charity, in Jounieh, Lebanon, he moved to the US in January of 2016 to serve as assistant pastor at Our Lady of the Cedars in Houston.
Dr. George Carrum
Originating from Chicago, George Carrum, M.D., holds a B.A. in Biology from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX, and medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Continuing his residency in Medicine, he entered a Hematology fellowship and joined Baylor’s Department of Hematology/Oncology. Currently, George is the Director of the Stem Cell transplant program at Houston Methodist Hospital’s Cell and Gene Therapy program.
George and Rebecca Carrum married in May 1987 and have five children: Theodore, Emily, Bernadette, Andrew and Timothy. Rebecca is a Board Certified Chaplain for St. Lukes Hospital and Elysian Hospice. Becoming parishioners at Our Lady of the Cedars in 2001, George and Rebecca were active volunteers in the CCE program and the parish council. George has served as a lector for many years, becoming ordained into the Sub-Diaconate in May 2014.
Dr. Gabriel Habib
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Gabriel Habib holds a B.S. and M.D. with High Distinction from American University of Beirut. He moved to Houston in 1982 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and received an MS in Epidemiology at UT School of Public Health.
Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Board Certified Invasive Cardiologist at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Chair of Institutional Review Boards for Baylor Affiliated Hospitals. He has published 10 book chapters and 100 medical journal articles and has received over 40 awards for excellence in teaching. Gabriel and Katy Stylianidis were married on October 6, 1996 and have one son: Gabriel Jr.
Gabriel has served as President of Parish Council (2012 - 2018) and Cantor (2014-2018), and was ordained into the Sub-Diaconate in May 2018.
Born in Jouret El Balout, El Maten Lebanon and immigrated to the USA in 1980, seeking higher education.
Chuck graduated in 1986 with a BS in engineering and currently hold a V.P of Operation position.
Chuck and Eliana married in 1991 and have 2 children: Jonathan and Dustin.
Chuck has been member of the USA Maronite Church since settling in the USA in 1980 and served on the Church council, NAM board and many other church organizations. Chuck was ordained as Sub-Deacon in May 2019.
Said (Steven) Tannous
Said Tannous was born in Ain Ekrine-Khoura-North Lebanon. He came to Houston, Texas in mid-January 1985 to pursue a higher education.
He married Melanie Tannous in June 1991. They are the parents of two sons and one daughter; 26, 22, and 19 years old respectively.
He has served our parish in various capacities, such as Altar Server, Cantor, Parish Council, and Knight of the Cedars. He currently works for The University of Houston Downtown as a Lecturer and Director for Marilyn Davies College of Business Tutoring Center.
Dr. Nicolas M. Nammour
Nicolas M. Nammour, M.D., earned his medical degree from the Lebanese University School of Medicine in Beirut.
He completed his internship in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, New York, followed by a residency in neurology at New York University Medical Center.
He completed fellowship training in neurophysiology at Baylor College of Medicine and then joined the department of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor in 2006.
He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been practicing In Katy since 2009 running his own practice NeuroCarePlus and is affiliated with Methodist West Houston Hospital and Katy Memorial Herman hospital where he is a consultant and sees his inpatients. He is the director of the stroke program at Methodist West Houston hospital.
He has served on OLC Parish Council from 2007 to 2017 and was president of the Parish Council from 2008 until 2016. Dr. Nammour was married to Dona Trak on July 5th, 1998 and now have three children: Maher, Helena and Carlo. He was ordained Sub-Deacon on May 12th, 2019.