Fr. Alexander J. Kurien
gets top post in US administration
Fr Alexander James Kurien of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church is expected to assume charge as the deputy administrator of the Office of the Government wide Policy (OGP) by August end.
has been a vibrant presence in the spiritual and social lives of so many people in the Washington DC metro area for about two decades," reports orthodoxherald.com
It hailed him as a visionary, an exceptionally talented organizer, an efficient motivator, and compassionate spiritual leader.
came to the US after finishing 12th grade.
is the youngest son of Koshy Kurien and Pennamma Kurien of Kadackal House, Pallipad, Kerala.
was ordained a priest for the Kottayam Devalokam Chapel
on June 28, 1987.
In addition to the theological studies, he has completed Master of Business Administration in Finance, Master of Science in Strategic Planning, Chartered Financial Analyst, Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Counselor of Real Estate Valuation, Certified Business Valuer, and Member of the Appraisal Institute.
has collaborated with 30 United States Government Executive Departments
and agencies to accommodate their operational platform to conduct their mission in 324 embassies and consulates.