Rev. Dennis Abraham

Dennis Achen PicOur Vicars are assigned to our parish by our Diocesan Bishop. Their tenure is typically for three years and we were blessed with many dedicated Achens who have ministered to us in the past.
We are honored to have Rev. Dennis Abraham as our current vicar. Achen was the Youth Chaplain of the South East Region of the Diocese of North America and Europe of the Mar Thoma Church. Achen was born and brought up in New York, and a member of St. John’s Mar Thoma Church, New York. He completed his B.A. in Psychology, and took his Bachelor’s of Divinity at Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam. He has also served as the Assistant Vicar of Sehion Mar Thoma Church, Venmony, and as Vicar of St. Peter’s Mar Thoma Church, Changamala, Venmony. Achen’s parents and his brothers, live in New York.

Our Past Vicars

Rev. Liju John & Family

Rev. Liju John & Family
(2018)

Rev. Liju John was our vicar for a few months in 2018. His home town is Adoor. He is the son of John Philip and Lizy John. Achen has completed his BSc (Chem) from M.G University, Catholicate College, Pathanmthitta and his BD Degree from Senate of Serampore, Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

Rev. Binu Thomas & Family

Rev. Binu Thomas & Family
(2017-2018)

Rev. Binu P.Thomas was our vicar for a year. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity from Serampore College in Calcutta, West Bengal, India and further his MBA. He has also served the parishes in Sirsi, Hangal, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Moothedam, Thamarassery and Puthppady.

Rev. Larry Varghese & Family

Rev. Larry Varghese & Family
(2013-2017)

Rev. Larry Varghese was our first full-time Vicar. Achen provided a strong Bible based foundation to a young church. He has a Bachelor of Divinity from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary – Kottayam. Achen also has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas – Austin, and did post graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Houston

Rev. Thomas John & Family

Rev. Thomas John & Family
(2011-2013)

Rev. Thomas John shepherded the transition from the prayer fellowship to a congregation and to a church during his tenure. Achen had in the past served as travelling secretary of the Mar Thoma Evangelistic association. We were fortunate to celebrate his 25th year of priesthood during his tenure.

Rev. Varghese Ninan & Family

Rev. Varghese Ninan & Family
(2011)

Rev. Varghese Ninan started the South Area Prayer Fellowship (SAPF) in 2011 which in 2013 was recognized as the Horeb Mar Thoma Church. Achen also served as the vicar of Los Angeles Mar Thoma Church. He holds a BA from Mahatma Gandhi College, Trivandrum and Bachelor of Divinity (BD) from United Theological College in Bangalore.