Clergy and Staff

Bishop David Motiuk

His Excellency, David Motiuk, Eparch of the Edmonton

Born in Vegreville in 1962, Most Reverend David Motiuk has served as Bishop of the Eparchy of Edmonton since 2007. Previously, he has served at Descent of the Holy Spirit Parish in Darling, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Drayton Valley, Descent of the Holy Spirit Parish in Edson, and St. Sophia’s Parish in Sherwood Park. For more information on our Bishop, visit;    

Father Peter Babej

Fr. Peter Babej was born and raised in Toronto. After completing a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Toronto, he entered Holy Spirit Seminary in Ottawa, where he completed the Bachelor of Theology program. Fr. Peter was ordained priest by Metropolitan Volodymyr Sterniuk on February 23, 1994, in Lviv, Ukraine. He has served at St. Demetrius Church in Etobicoke (5 years), Holy Eucharist Church in East Toronto (9 years), and St. Stephen’s Church in Calgary (5 years). Fr. Peter has served at St. Josaphat Cathedral since August 1st, 2013.

LCol & Rev. Fr. Terry Cherwick

Father TerryFather Terry has served 26 years in the military and is a chaplain in the Third Canadian Division. He’s responsible for the chaplains from Thunder Bay to Victoria. Fr. Terry was a pioneer being one of the first to attend the Holy Spirit Seminary. He’s been at St. Josaphat’s for 5 years and is married with five children.


Brother Roman Kobyletskyy

Brother Roman

Brother Roman Kobyletskyy is the Pastoral Intern at St. Josaphat’s Cathedral. Seven years ago he came to Canada from Lviv, Ukraine. He studied theology in Ukraine for 6 years. After coming to Canada, he did a theology update in St. Paul University for a year and also studied English. He is married to Erica Kobyletskyy and looks forward to helping serve the parish community.   

Subdeacon Dwain

Subdeacon DwainSubdeacon Dwain LaFlamme was ordained on June 3 2018 at Holy Eucharist Church and served several years as lector. He currently serves as St. Josaphat’s subdeacon on the Saturday Divine Liturgies since he was ordained. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa with a concentration in Religious studies, Bachelor of Education from Concordia, and Master of Divinity from Newman Theological College. 

Parish Clergy Members

Rt. Rev. William Hupalo (Vicar General and Rector Emeritus)
Rt. Rev. Fr. Michael Kowalchyk (Rector and Chancellor Emeritus)
Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Wochichowsky (Chancellor)
Rev. Jim Nakonechny

Lectors and Assistants

Edward Hecker (Director), Michael Pecuh, Eugene Dejneka, Gregory Warwa, Gregory Balko,Nicholas Doblanko, Zenon Wojnowskyj


Office Manager                      Leona Prokop, Andrea Szabo, Anna Krupa

Choir Director                        Denise Lucyshyn

Cantors                                   Denise Lucyshyn, Dr. Melanie Turgeon, Barbara Shipman, Andrew Wojchichowsky, Andrea Leader, Lada Tesla-Cherwick, Beth Cooper-Danko, Solomiia Savaryn, Julian Savaryn

Custodian                               Maria Varshavska

Hall Manager                         Jenny Malanchuk

Hall Cook                                Roma Stephaniuk

Hall Custodian                       Michael Sorochuk

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  1. Dear Fr. Babej, September 22, 2019
    My name is Irene Bosiak and we have met several times on the retreats organized by Sr. Doloretta Shalagan. I received a phone call from one of your parishioners Lucy Brodniansky today with her talking in a very shaky voice. Even my husband said that she didn’t sound good. Around last Christmas she was in a mental ward and I have a feeling she may be heading that way again judging from her voice. I don’t know what to do because she sounds like she’s in trouble and I am not trained to help people in such a difficult state(bipolar, and not taking necessary medication).

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