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St. Nicholas  Teen SOYO August Officer Elections.

On August 9th 2020, the St. Nicholas Teen SOYO will hold its yearly Officer Elections.

Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s elections will be done remotely through Google Forms online. Results will be posted following Online Divine Liturgy on August 9th 2020.

To run for Teen SOYO Officer Elections, your Teen must be at least the age off 15, and in Good-Standing with St. Nicholas Church, Teen SOYO, & its affiliates. 

Members running for the roles of President & Vice-President must have at least 1 (one) year of experience prior to January 1st 2017 as a Teen SOYO Officer.

Anyone who would like to vote must fill out this Nomination Form and submit it by emailing it to @ stnickteensoyo@gmail.com.

To Vote Online use this link.


Teen SOYO is the Society of Youth Organizations ages 13-19 within our church. In Teen SOYO our officers host Bible Studies, Retreats, Outings, and other activities within the church. Teen SOYO is also a chapter of the larger Diocesan SOYO and NAC SOYO which are the Teen SOYO’s of the Diocese of Los Angeles & West, and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. 

Through both the NAC Teen SOYO & DLAW (Diocese of Los Angeles & the West) Teen SOYO, our parish’s Teen SOYO is able to participate in large scale retreats like the DLAW Parish Life Conference and the National Archdiocese Convention annually. 

Teens also make a faithful commitment to Camp Three Holy Youths, the St. Nicholas Summer Camp that attracts over 100 campers every June from various different Antiochian Church’s. 

Advisors & Officers

V. Rev. Fr. George Baalbaki is the Spiritual Advisor and Father of the Teen SOYO chapter at St. Nicholas Church. Many of our Bible Studies and Retreats are conducted with his blessing and he plays a vital role in our Teen SOYO.

Claudine Batarse (Director)  is a dedicated member of the St. Nicholas Parish. She is active in all activities of the church such as Sunday School (Christian Education), and Young Adults Ministry. Claudine is one of the Youth Advisors for Teen SOYO, and holds a seat on the Parish Council Board as a representative for Teen SOYO.

Subdeacon Ilyan Baalbaki (Director) is also a dedicated member of the St. Nicholas Parish. He can be seen active in the Alter, Sunday School, Young Adults and so on. Ilyan is also the Youth Advisor and holds a seat on the Parish Council as a Teen SOYO representative.

Shadi Azar- Teen SOYO Advisor

Clemence Batarse- Teen SOYO Advisor

2020 Officers

Abdallah Batarse – President

Basem Hanhan/Nebiyou Elias (Job Share) – Vice President

Nicholas Saba – Treasurer

Sophie Aho – Secretary

Grace Hanhan/ Mia-Mary Hanhan (Job Share) – Social Media Liaison

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