Clergy and Staff

Bishop David Motiuk, Eparch of 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.

Father Peter Babej, Pastor

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 an ordained priest by Metropolitan Volodymyr Sterniuk in Liv, Ukraine, in 1994. 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.

Father Mykhaylo Bohun

Father Mykhaylo was born in Ukraine, and ordained in 1987. He emigrated with his family to British Columbia, and served for several years in the Eparchy of Westminster. Father Mykhaylo transferred to the Eparchy of Edmonton, were he currently serves at St. Josaphat Cathedral as the Parish Vicar (Assistant).

Father Terry Cherwick

Father 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.

  • Office Manager Leona Prokop, Ivone Shewchuk
  • Choir Director – Denise Lucyshyn
  • Cantors – Denise Lucyshyn, Dr. Melanie Turgeon, Barbara Shipman, Beth Cooper-Danko, Andrea Leader, Dobr. Lada Tesla-Cherwick, Damein Zakordonski, Solomiia Savaryn, Julian Savaryn, Andriy Cherwick
  • Custodians – Mykola and Maria Varshavska
  • Hall Manager – Maxine Zakordonski
  • Hall Bookings – Ivone Shewchuk

8 thoughts on “Clergy and Staff

  1. Hello father Cherwick,

    I am interested in the icon writing workshop that you will be coordinating this spring/summer. Can you you email me regarding the workshop? I would like to get some additional information. As I am from Thunder Bay, I would be in need of accommodation.

    Many Blessings,


  2. Thank you so very much for enabling spiritual nourishment and blessings to flow into our homes and hearts throughout these times. It is truly an extraordinary gift to be able to be and celebrate with all of you. Blessings. Suzette

  3. Your Excellency Bishop David, Fr. Peter, Fr. Terry, Brother Roman, and Choir Members, thank you for the beautiful and spiritual uplifting Easter Sunday Matins and Divine Liturgy celebration held today. Zonia and I participated in bith the 7:00 am and 10:am services. Thank you for having arranged for them to be broadcast live through Telus Optix TV. During these uncertain times the fact that we were still able to participate in the various Easter services has given us the courage and frame of mind to fight the good battle against the COVID-19 Virus. God Bless, Xhristos Voskras! Indeed He has risen! Zonia and Eugene Kulmatycki, Red Deer, AB

  4. Thank you so very much for having arranged the broadcast live through Telus Optix Tv. Appreciated to be able to participate in various Holy week /Easter services., during this stessful times of the COVID-10 virus.and not being able to attend our church in live. I have many friends were so saddened that they didn’t have streaming through Shaw as well…..maybe a good thought would be to have Telus and Shaw do live streaming.. Just an idea… Xhristos Voskras!

  5. In 2019 my son and I were admiring the architecture, when Father Roman (then Brother) offered to open the Cathedral for us. What a beautiful, beautiful space. With Fr. Roman’s gentle, passionate and informative guidance we had a truly spiritual experience. My son was an atheist but has found God and been able to survive family trauma. Was this visit the start of his Road to Damascus? Blessings to you all from South Africa.
    My son

  6. Dear Father Peter; I am from Virginia and I watch your Divine Liturgy every day, and it is beautiful. Even though not many people are not on line at the time, I hope you do not discontinue it.
    Praised be Jesus Christ!

  7. hello , my names Tererce henry and i need your help , i would like someone to please email me a number that i can phone to discuss getting into prayr , i havent been to church in far too long and am in detox changing my lifestyle and am out this upcoming week amd i need to have help gwttig myself there to apeak

  8. Please forward where I would find the transfer of clergy, effective August 1, 2023. Thank you.

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