His Grace Bishop Mina was born in 1952 in Cairo, Egypt. He immigrated to Yellowknife, NT, in 1977 then moved to Edmonton, AB and joined the University of Alberta. In 1980, he decided to join the Monastery of Saint Mina (Mariout, Western Desert near Alexandria, Egypt) and in March 1984 he was ordained a monk by the name of Fr. Paphnotius Avva Mina. In 2003 he was ordained a priest. He was called to serve as a priest in Ireland where he served for five and half years and built Saint Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cahir, Munster, Ireland. He was the last bishop to be ordained by the Thrice-Blessed His Holiness Pope Shenouda III on June 6th, 2009 as a general bishop. In April 2010, he was appointed a general bishop over the churches of Old Cairo, Manyal and Fom El-Khalig in Cairo, Egypt. On March 10th, 2013. he was officially delegated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II as the Diocesan Bishop of Mississauga, Vancouver and Western Canada. He was enthroned in Mississauga, ON on April 7th, 2013 and in Vancouver, BC on April 13th, 2013.