Originally from Ghana in West Africa. I belong to the Diocese Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region.
I was ordained on July 12, 2008. My first assignment was at St. James Seminary/High school, Abesim as a teacher, and a chaplain to the Pax Romana, Sunyani Polytechnic branch.
I came to the United States on August 9, 2012 and was assigned at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) parish in Poughkeepsie for two years as parochial vicar.
On July 1st-September 9,I was assigned at St. Anthony of Padua parish in West Harrison as a Summer help to Fr. Christopher Monturo, and was officially assigned at St. Frances de Chantal parish on September 9, 2014 as a parochial vicar. On December 18, 2015, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Michael Dolan appointed me as a Temporary Administrator of the parish.
I'm always grateful to God for my vocation as a priest and all the people I've worked with-priests, religious and Christ's faithful both in Ghana and in the Archdiocese of New York, especially all the wonderful pastors and parishioners of all the three parishes I have served. You are such a great inspiration to my ministry.
I'm particularly grateful to my mom Martha Somaa for helping me to grow my faith in the God and the Catholic Church. Mom you're a great mentor.