Vicar – Rev. Fr. Daniel Pullelil Chacko

About Fr. Daniel Pullelil Achen

Fr. Daniel Pullelil (Fr. Daniel Chacko) was born at Kudassanad Pullelil House to the Late Ninan Chacko and late Saramma Chacko He is married to Alice Kochamma (Annamma Daniel) and has two children, Robin Daniel and Roshen Daniel. Vipy and Riya are daughters in laws. Achen is blessed with three grand children Aiden Daniel Robin, Sarah Riya Roshen and Abigail Grace Robin.

Education & Scholarships

He secured a Masters Degree in Economics before joining the Seminary to pursue his interest in serving the church. He got his Graduate Degree in theology from the Old Seminary Kottayam. His other educational backgrounds are: Bachelor Degree of Journalism, Dip in Counselling (Melbourne University Australia) Dip. In Counselling (Vellore Christian Counselling Centre), Dip in Immigration Consultant (Humber College Toronto).

He was awarded with the World Council of Churches Scholarship to study Counselling and Germany Catholic Bishops Conference’s scholarship to study German Language.

Ordination

On completion of the Seminary course on 1976, he was ordained as a Deacon on 1976 by the late Lamented Catholicos H. H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews 1. He was ordained as a priest by the Late Lamented Catholicos H. H. Baselios Mathews 11 on September 22, 1983.

Social & Political Leadership

He held many social and political leadership positions in India and Canada. Some of these are: General Secretary All Kerala Balajana Sakhyam (Manorama), Secretary, Social Service League (Catholicate College Pathanamthitta), College Magazine Editor Durga College Raipur, Secretary KSU Mavelikkara Thaluk, Secretary Youth Congress Alappusha District, President Indian Overseas Congress Treasurer Telecare Canada, Regional Vice President Fokana, Founder President of Kudassanad YMCA etc.

Church Leadership

Clergy Fellowship Secretary and Council Member of the Chengannoor Diocese, Managing Committee Member of our church and Executive Committee Member of the National Council of Churches in India are some of the leadership positions he held.