Executive Board

Fr. Henry Atem
National President, ACCCRUS

Archdiocese of Atlanta

Fr. Atem is originally from Cameroon and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Atlanta on May 31, 2008.He is currently serving as Pastor at St. George Catholic Church in Newnan, Georgia. Prior to being named Pastor, he was Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Chanel in Roswell from June 2008 – June 2011 and in St. Patrick from June 2011 – June 2012. He was also elected as the pioneer Chairman of the Pan African Catholic Organization of Atlanta (PACOA).

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Rev. Fr. Alphonsus Ifeanyichukwu Enelichi, MSP
Vice President, ACCCRUS

Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana

Fr. Alphonsus was born in Nigeria. He was ordained a priest of the Missionary Society of St. Paul on
June 23, 1990. He is the Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Great Falls, in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana.  Fr. Alphonsus holds a Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies, from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas and a Ph.D in Pastoral Psychology from Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, Indiana.  Fr. Alphonsus presently serves as the Vicar Forane (Episcopal Vicar) for Great Falls Vicariate in Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.

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Sr. Mary Reginald Anibueze, DDL, Ph.D
Secretary General, ACCCRUS
 

Sr. Mary Reginald Anibueze belongs to the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Love (DDL), with her first religious profession in the year 2002. Sr. Dr. Anibueze has a Ph.D. in Theology, with specialty in Liturgical Studies, from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Theology at the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and subsequently received her Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Sr. Maudlyn Mary Aladi
Deputy Secretary, ACCCRUS

Sr. Maudlyn Mary Aladi, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, made her first Religious profession, December 7, 1996. She holds a Pharm.D degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Currently lives and work in Glendale, Arizona.

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Fr. Laserian Nwoga, Ch, Major, USAF
Provost, ACCCRUS
Archdiocese for Military Services USA

Fr. Las who hails from Nigeria was ordained a priest in 1995 for the diocese of Camden New Jersey. He is currently a Chaplain in the US Air Force.

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Rev. Fr. Canice Okwudiri Nwizu
Financial Secretary, ACCCRUS

Diocese of San Bernardino

Fr. Canice Okwudiri Nwizu hails from Nigeria. Ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Orlu on November 29th 2003. Served as a bursar at St Mary's Seminary Umowa from 2004 to 2006. Pastor St Theresa's Amaju 2006 to 2012. Currently working with the Diocese of San Bernardino California. Has his masters and doctorate degrees on religious studies from Imo State University Owerri Nigeria.

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Sr. M. Nnachebe Chiotu
Deputy Financial Secretary, ACCCRUS

She is a member of the Congregation of Daughters of Divine; she made her first profession in 1976 and her final profession in 1984. She holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University Arizona. She is currently a doctoral learner in Organizational leadership.  She has been a member of the leadership team in her religious family for over 20 years and has served her congregation in different leadership assignments both in Nigeria and in North America where she is currently based.

Fr. Michael Ume
Publicity Secretary, ACCCRUS and Coordinator of ACCCRUS-CC

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Fr. Michael Ume is originally from Nigeria and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 05, 1993. He is currently serving as Pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bellflower, California. He is also the current Coordinator of ACCCRUS California Chapter (ACCCRUS-CC).

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Fr. James Aboyi, VC
Deputy Publicity Secretary, ACCCRUS

Diocese of Phoenix Arizona

Fr James was born in Nigeria. He was ordained a priest for the Via Christi Society on July 3, 2004. He is currently serving at Holy Cross Parish and Chaplain at Benedictine Univeristy, Mesa, Arizona.

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Sr Maria Sheri Rukwishuro, SJI
National Treasurer, ACCCRUS
Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, WV

Sr Maria is a Sister of the Sisters Of The Infant Jesus, Gweru, Zimbabwe. She professed January 6th, 1996. She is currently serving as a Director of Religious Education at Immaculate Conception Parish, Clarksburg, West Virginia.

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Sr Okereke

Sr. Joanna Okereke, HHCJ
Program Coordinator, ACCCRUS; SCDC/PCMRT/USCCB; President, African Women Religious Conference in the United States; President, ACCCRUS, Washington DC Chapter

Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus

Sr. Okereke is from Nigeria and she is a Sister of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus. She made her first profession in September 15, 1985 and currently serving as Program Coordinator, Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church/Pastoral Care of Migrants Refugees and Travelers, at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She also serves as the liaison between ACCCRUS and the USCCB

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