Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS, the Founder, President & CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), was born in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian parents.
He came to the United States in 1976, for his education. From 1981 to 1986, he was Director of Operations for a British/Saudi corporation “Saudi Support Services, Ltd. He moved to Jordan where he worked for his own company, Reem Support Services. In 1989, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked for Marriott Corp. and managed and owned several businesses which he founded (Image Printing & Publishing, Inc., as well as Vison Management & Consulting, Inc.) Sir Rabie is co-founder and past national president of the Birzeit Society; co-founder, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Institute for Health, Development, and Research in Palestine. He is also a Knight Commander of the Equestrian order of Holy Sepulcher, and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, founder and Co-Chair of the Holy Land Outreach Committee of the Knights of Columbus, Maryland State Council. Read more.