Fr. Kelechi is delighted to have come to St. Bonaventure parish. Rev. Fr. Kelechi MacDavis Uzuegbu came from a Catholic family in Nigeria, made up of parents and 6 siblings, 4 girls and two brothers. He was born on 24th of June, 1974, the third child and the first son. He has about eighteen cousins and nephews.
Fr. Kelechi obtained a Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Theology from the Urban university, Rome. He was ordained a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria on the 22nd of August, 2009, by His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze. He has worked in 3 different parishes in Nigeria before coming to the United States. And while in the Diocese of Jefferson City, he has tested pastoral life in four parishes, which has brought growth in his faith and knowledge.
Fr. Kelechi likes reading books and articles and playing gospel music. He likes playing lawn-tennis, bowling and watching wrestling. He prays God to give him necessary grace to carry out his pastoral assignment efficiently and effectively. And our dear Mother Mary to intercede for us on this global pandemic.