left to right: George Petorak, President of St. Michael's Church Council; Fr. Tesfalem; Protodeacon Gabriel Petorak; and Very Rev. John Kowalczyk.
Fr. Tesfalem Mezenghy, a student at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary, was a guest at St. Michael's Orthodox Church for Presanctified Liturgy on April 5, 2017. Fr. Tesfalem is from Eretria, where his wife and children remain. He was presented with a donation of $614, collected from the parishioners of St. Michael's, to help with his family's expenses until he can rejoin them.