Fr. Richard is from Benue State in Nigeria and is of the Tiv Tribe. He was born on September 29, 1969 and was ordained on the of 10th July, 1999 for the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans or Holy Ghost Fathers) with a Master's degree in Theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
After his ordination, he served as Assistant Director of Novices for his congregation in Ghana. During the same time, he served as Associate Pastor of Our Lady’s Chaplaincy, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and was later appointed Assistant Director of Pope John Paul II Formation and Training Center for the Catholic Diocese of Obuasi in Ghana, between 2002 and 2005. In 2003, while still serving as Assistant Director of the Formation Center, he was appointed to serve concurrently as the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish Trede, also in Ghana.
In September 2014, while pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and later a Master's degree in Educational Counseling at the University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria, for which he is now writing his dissertation, he served as a teacher of Religion in Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi, until his arrival at Our Mother of Sorrows this past August.
"My passion in the priesthood is studying the Holy Scripture and sharing the Word of God with people. May Mary, Our Mother of Sorrows, support me with her intercessions during this period of ministry.”
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