Fr. Michael Onyekwere

REV. FR. MICHAEL ONYEKWERE, SVD, PhD

Fr. Michael is a dedicated priest of the Society of Divine Vocations serving as the Pastor of St. Clement Pope Church Jamaica, NY in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. His humility and simplicity show in his leadership even though he has attained greater levels of education and achievements in all ramifications. We are blessed to have him among us.

Rev. Fr. Vincent Odoemenam

REV. FR. VINCENT ODOEMENAM, SDV

Fr. Vincent Odoemenam is a priest of the Society of Divine Vocations currently serving as parochial vicar at St Clement Pope church, Jamaica, NY in the diocese of Brooklyn and Queen. He spent nearly seven years serving in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, Vermont. As an erudite preacher and scholar, Fr. Vincent brings his pastoral zeal, team spirit, experiences, and knowledge to minister to the people of our parish. We thank God for your presence in our parish community.

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DEACON NATHANIEL SMITH

Deacon Nathaniel has been a central figure in our church. He was ordained in 1988 and has been serving our church since then. As a young adult, he was a Catechist, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, etc. In fact, he is an exemplary figure for our youth. All his life has been about serving God through the church. We are grateful.

Sandra Jean

MS. SANDRA JEAN

Sandra is our pastoral associate and the Director of Faith Formation. She is a figure that keeps our parish running by supporting our pastors in their leadership and helping bring us closer to God. She is dedicated, always taking our service of preparing the young minds and new members to God very serious. We are blessed.

LILLIAN DOUGLAS

LilLian is Our Parish Administrative Assistant. She is in-charge of everything that happens to keep the administrative section of our church flowing well. Your service is indispensable. And even though you are not always in the church, we know you. We are grateful for your services.

Hon. Ifeanyi Oraekwe

HON IFEANYI ORAEKWE

Ifeanyi is one of our able parish Catechist. A young enthusiast in the progress of our parish. He is our Spokesperson, the liaison officer between the Parishioners and the Pastor and Parochial Vicar. He also collect and put together Mass Intentions and make the announcements. We see you. God bless you for us.

LAURA WALKER-JONES

Laura is our able music director for the English Choir. She succeeded Exie Gaffney. Her dedication and special interest in making sure our church liturgy is filled with heavenly music is unmatched. She is always there selecting the best hymns for the Mass. We appreciate you.

Paul Ezegamba

PAUL C. EZEGAMBA

Paul is the unquenchable music director of St. Cecilia Igbo Choir. In sun and rain he is there to make the mass and other liturgical activities lively. The musical and spiritual enrichment brought about by the Igbo Choir and the instrumentation is unique. And they are made possible through his leadership coordination. We appreciate you.

MELVIN CHANDLER

Melvin's music is soul calming. His skills and experiences in African American Spiritual and Gospel music is unmatched! Simple but blessed and talented, he is one of the two organists for the English Choir. Always there to grace the liturgy with his musical accompaniment. We appreciate you.

Celsus Okanga

CELSUS OKANGA

CJ as popularly known is the exceptionally talented and experienced organist for the Igbo Choir in our church. He works with Paul to add livelihood and more devotion to the Eucharist in the Mass through Music. His professional musical performances can be witnessed in our parish every Sunday and across NYC. We are grateful.

PETER THOMAS

Peter is one of our church organists. He attended the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College and has a BA in music.

Chinedu Uzorchukwu

CHINEDU UZORCHUKWU

You know those times you come into the church and everything is ready and in order? Yes, you have Chinedu to thank. He is our church custodian. Very simple but sophisticated member. Chinedu is always there from opening the church, to helping at the rectory, to coordinating activities, etc. Thank you Chinedu.

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SYLVANUS EGBUNAM

Sylvanus is one of our Parish Trustees. He is always there to input towards the progress of our parish. Always smiling and encouraging. His love for the success of our parish is selfless as evidenced in his presence at all time. Thank you. You are a blessing to us.

Maxine Ansley

MAXINE S. ANSLEY

Maxine is one of our Parish Trustees working with Sylvanus. She is always reaching out to ensure everything is going alright. Her advises, supports and input is manifest in the constant growth and progress of our Parish in various spheres. You are a blessing to us.

Nze K. Obi

NZE K. OBI

Nze is a dedicated Christian who is willing to serve God and his Christian Community with all his strength and resources as the assistant Catechist. Here at St. Clement Pope, we have all the good people. Nze holds a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. Thank you Nze for your good work.