Samy Shehata became Bishop Co-Adjutor of the Diocese of Egypt in April 2020. Ordained a deacon in 1990 and a priest in 1991, Bishop Samy served as a curate in Alexandria before becoming the bishop’s chaplain in 1994, rector of a parish in 2002, dean of St. Mark’s Pro-Cathedral in 2009, principal of the Alexandria School of Theology in 2012, and area bishop of North Africa in the Diocese of Egypt in 2017. Bishop Samy earned a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Cairo University (1985), a diploma in theology from University of Wales (1991), and an MA and Th.D. in theology from the University of Birmingham (1998 and 2002).

As a youth at Church of the Good Shepherd, Giza, Bishop Samy experienced a change of heart through study of Scripture and service in the children and youth ministry of the parish. As a leader to the youth meeting from 1985-88, he felt called to ordained ministry and began his theological studies. Bishop Samy is married to Madlaine, who is a science teacher and partner in ministry. They have two boys, Rafik who lives in Canada, and Ramy who graduated from Alexandria University in medicine.