Assistant parish Priest
My names are Fr. Evans Mochama Mogwanchi, a Consolata Missionary priest. I was born on 6th March 1979 in Kisii to the late Alex Mogwanchi and mama Grace Kemunto, being their forth born child in a family of six. I schooled in the local primary school and after my standard 8 I joined Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho in 1994 until 1997. In 1998, I joined Consolata missionaries for my formation where I spent one year in Propaedeutic and three years in Philosophy at Lang’ata Nairobi.
In 2002, I went to Murang’a for my Novitiate which I completed on 16th July 2003 when I did my first religious profession. After profession, I was sent to the Republic Democratic of Congo for my theological studies. I spent almost a year to learn French before beginning my theology. I began my theology in 2004 until 2008. I was sent to a parish for my year of service (Pastoral experience) and on 11th July 2009 I pronounced my final vows (perpetual profession), and the following day on 12th July was ordained Deacon.
The same year on 13th December I came back to Kenya for my priestly ordination. I was ordained on 20th March 2010 in my home parish, Sengera Parish in Kisii Diocese by Bishop Joseph Mairura of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii.
After ordination, I was destined back to Congo for my priestly apostolate. There I was sent to the northern part of Congo in the Diocese of Wamba where I was to work among the Pygmies. I worked here for six years.
It is after this period of six years that I was destined back to Kenya for my further theological studies. Currently, I am doing masters in pastoral theology in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. As I study my Kenya superiors sent me to the Consolata Shrine as an Assistant parish Priest as I study where I am currently working.