St. David's Episcopal Church
1015 Old Roswell Road
Roswell, GA 30076
This annual event is a gathering of our bishops, the clergy and the people of the diocese in Holy Week, to reaffirm our ordination and baptismal vows as we prepare for the celebration of Easter.
CLERGY: Red Stoles
Preacher: Soumaya Khalifa, Executive Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau
We bid a warm welcome to Soumaya Khalifa, Executive Director of the Islamic Speakers Bureau, who will be our guest preacher for the service. Soumaya is an American of Egyptian origin. She launched the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) of Atlanta in August 2001. The ISB strives to become the Islamic source for faith and civic collaboration promoting understanding and inclusion. They teach and collaborate in an open way to build a better tomorrow. The ISB has been active in the metro Atlanta area, and its volunteers have presented to thousands in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas about Islam and Muslims.
Soumaya is the founder of Khalifa Consulting, a strategic intercultural and leadership consulting firm. Her career spans more than 25 years in human resources, management, business management and ownership, non-profit, and entrepreneurship. Khalifa Consulting specializes in helping executives and organizations succeed when doing business across cultures by providing them the most relevant, practical, and up to date cross-cultural coaching and training. Khalifa Consulting also offers training and coaching on global virtual teams. Soumaya and team apply this work to a broad range of clients, from large established national and global organizations to startups. Soumaya presents at human resources conferences across the country and writes blogs on different topics. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Houston, and an MBA from Georgia State University.