We are pleased to welcome to our Diocese Reverend Krishnarao (Chris) Mekala, M.F.

Father Chris was ordained to the priesthood on April 17, 2008 and is a member of St. Peter’s Province, Eluru, A.P., of the Missionaries of Faith. Father Lourdhu is also a member of this province while Father Gabriel and Father Poulose are members of the St. Paul’s Province of the same order.   Father Chris arrived in our Diocese on November 14. He has been appointed as Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception, where he will begin a period of enculturation under the guidance of Father Edward Terry.

While in India, Father Chris served as Associate Pastor of Gowhathi from 2008-2009, as Associate Pastor of Dhindigul from 2009-2010, as Rector of  a seminary in Vijayawada from 2010-2012 and as Pastor of Hyderabad from 2012-2015.

Please join in welcoming Father Chris to the diocese and praying for God’s blessing upon his ministry.