Maryknoll's new Candidate

John Siyumbu arrives from Kenya, East Africa!

siyumbuJohn finally received his visa and arrived at the Maryknoll Formation house in Chicago on February 15, 2017.  He is our first candidate from Africa.  John is 30 years old and comes from Bungoma in the Western Province of Kenya.

He was raised in the Catholic faith and has five siblings. His parents are both living and are supportive of his vocational choice.  John comes to Maryknoll holding two bachelor degrees: one in education from Kenyatta University and the second in philosophy from the Apostles of Jesus Seminary. He graduated from each institute with honors.  John has been in close touch with Maryknoll since 2009 and has spent time living with Maryknollers in several of Maryknoll's missions in Tanzania and Kenya.  We welcome John to our missionary community and pray that he will persevere in his vocation calling.