Co-founder & Chancellor
Rev. Fr. Michael Sorial is Co-founder and Chancellor of Agora University. Since his ordination in 2005, and prior to his academic career, he also served as a Priest in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Prior to his ordination, Fr. Michael served in a dual role as US Director of Sales and Marketing and Director of Operations for a UK-based Biotech company. After completing his Bachelors in Biology with a Minor in Business from the University of Texas, he completed a Master of Letters degree in Divinity from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he focused on Orthodox Ecclesiology, the incarnational theology of St. Athanasius of Alexandria, and the intersectionality with culture. Fr. Michael is currently working on his doctorate at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.