Clergy

Our Spiritual Leaders

Rev. Saji P. C

Vicar and President

Rev Saji P C ministry began in the year 2000 in the high range areas of Eastern Kerala. In 2006

he went to the state of Rajasthan to serve as a missionary achen at Kota Mar Thoma parish and

Rawatbhatta Mar Thoma congregation in Sawai Madhopur district for 2 years.  In 2008, Achen

served as the Finance Manager of Mar Thoma Church for 7 years. He was then appointed as the

vicar of Mar Thom Church of Dallas, Farmers Branch since May 1, 2015.

 

Saji PC achen was born in Punthala, Venmoney on Dec 5 th , 1973, as the fourth child of Chacko

and Kunjamma from the Plantharayil family.  He completed his pre-degree and degree

programs with first class from NSS College in Pandalam and went on to complete his post

graduate program in M Com in Finance from St. Thomas College in Kozhencherry. Achen

graduated from St. Thomas with distinction and was also awarded, the best outgoing student,

in 1995.  As a college student, achen took time to tutor other students and also witness the

Lord Jesus Christ to others.  Achen’s zeal to witness and serve the Lord, led him to join the Mar

Thoma Theological Seminary for his theological education and training. He graduated in 2000

and was ordained as a deacon in August 19 th 2000 at his home parish in Punthala.  He was

subsequently ordained as Kaseessa and as a priest of Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church on

September 2 nd , 2000. Achen is married to Rincy Mathew, daughter of late Kochumathai and

Aleyamma of Lucy Bhavan family from Nedumpana, Kollam. Achen and Kochamma are blessed

with two children, daughter, Diya Risa Chacko in sixth grade and son, Danel Savio Saji in KG.

Rev. Mathew Samuel

Assistant Vicar

Rev Mathew Samuel (Asa achen) began his ministry in the year 2003 in Kerala at Kundara Salem

Mar Thoma Church. From 2006 -2009, achen continued to serve in Kerala at Nellikunnam and

Vilangara Mar Thoma Churches. In 2009, achen began his ministry at Navjeevan Center - a

rehabilitation center for the Sexually exploited women and their children in Mumbai, where he

served and cared for God’s children who were otherwise marginalized from the society. Achen

served in Navjeevan Center until 2012 and it became one of the remarkable and unforgettable

experiences for him and his family. Later, from 2012 -2015, achen was appointed as the

Diocesan Secretary at Mumbai Diocese for Rt. Rev Dr Thomas Mar Theethos thirumeni while

also serving as the vicar of Kharghar Mar Thoma Church at Navi Mumbai. Since May 1 2015,

Asa achen is serving as the Assistant Vicar of Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Farmers Branch.

Asa achen was born on June 2, 1973 in Pune. His father, P M samuel hails from Kuzhikyala

Panachakunnel family and mother, Aleyamma Samuel from Kuriennoor Orayath Mepurath

family. Achen’s early years were spent in Punjab, Delhi and Chennai and later his family settled

in Mumbai where he did his schooling in Kendriya Vidhyalaya. After high school, achen pursued

his college education as a Philosophy major. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1995 from

Ruja College in Mumbai and post graduate degree in 1997 from the University of Mumbai, both

with first class distinctions. After college, he worked as an editor for a publishing company.

Whenever or wherever he had the opportunity, achen witnessed and shared Christ to others.

To serve the Lord fulltime, achen left his secular job after 2 years and joined the seminary in

1999 for his theological education and training. He was ordained as a Priest in the Mar Thoma

Church in 2003 in Mumbai. Achen is married to Preena Mathew, daughter of Abraham Jacob

and Mariamma Jacob from Mathilunkal Family in Thiruvalla. Preena Kocahmma completed her

double Masters, in Psychology and Education. They have two sons, Elijah 12 years and Elisha 9

years.