Father Zocimus was born in Egypt on March 4, 1958.
He earned a medical degree in 1981 and a Masters Degree in Internal Medicine in 1990. He worked as an internist and Medical Director in a Cairo Hospital.
Father Zocimus came to California in 1998 and worked in Medical Research and served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher in Holy Virgin Mary Church in Los Angeles from 1998-2003.
He was ordained presbyter by His Grace Bishop Serapion on March 2, 2003, to serve at St. Mary of Egypt Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Clarita, California.