Friday Night
Opening Session
Saturday All Day
Conference Tracks
Sunday Morning
Holy Qurbana &
Closing Session

For the first time, the Regional Sevika Sanghom, Regional Youth Fellowship, Regional Yuvajana Sakhyam and Regional Sunday School of the Western Region of the Mar Thoma Church, Diocese of North America and Europe, will be co-hosting a Joint Western Regional Conference on July 12-14, 2019 at Azusa Pacific University, located in the city of Azusa, in the Greater Los Angeles area. This is the first time we are conducting a conference of this magnitude, with this Joint Western Regional Conference taking the place of any separate annual conferences conducted by these four organizations for the year 2019.

It is the vision of this conference to serve as a rallying point of the various demographic & geographic groups, and across various generations of our parishes in the Western Region wishing to come together to encounter Jesus Christ, and to renew their connection to the life & ministry of the church.

The conference is intended to cater to the unique spiritual needs of various groups, ranging from Sunday School students and youths to young adults and parents, with each group's program being organized by their respected regional organization. A combined conference of this kind will encourage families hailing from Seattle, and Northern California, to SoCal and Phoenix, to all participate together, bringing a deeper fellowship at each organizational level.


Rev. Abraham Kuruvilla

(Track: Men's)
Rev. Abraham Kuruvilla is an ordained minister since 2006. He has served in several parishes in Kerala and Bangalore during the first 8 years of his ministry. He has completed his Master's in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an itinerant preacher as well as the author of 'Eastern and Reformed' and 'Encounters.' He is currently serving as the vicar of St. Thomas Mathoma Church of Delaware Valley, PA.

Ann Cherian Kochamma

(Track: Women's)
Ann Cherian was raised in New York, and was part of the Epiphany Mar Thoma Church. She completed her Master's in Public Health from New York University, and has worked both in the US and India. She is married to Rev. Abraham Kuruvilla and is currently ministering with him in PA. She is also working with GlaxoSmithKline as part of their Quality Risk Management team.

Rajeev Nandakumaran

(Track: Kid's and Junior's)
Rajeev "Jeevo" Nandakumaran is an musician / outreach/ youth minister based in Los Angeles, CA. Rajeev was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and fled the Civil War as a refugee to Los Angeles with his family in December of 1985. Rajeev graduated from UCLA in 2005 with a Political Science degree, but set his eyes towards a music career. His music has helped relief work in Egypt, Sri Lanka and inner city Los Angeles. In addition to music, Rajeev and his wife started a one-of-a-kind preschool that launched in August of 2018. For every child that attends this school located in Pasadena, CA, 1 child in Egypt and other parts of the world are given a free education. Rajeev worked as a project manager for Kaiser and Molina Healthcare, and most recently was a senior project manager for Disney. He is currently a project manager at Lake Avenue Church in the Outreach Division. He lives in Pasadena with his wife Lydia and 2 year old daughter, Simone. They are expecting their 2nd baby girl in May of 2019.

Maureen Mathew

(Track: Youth)
Maureen Mathew, originally from LA and raised in the Mar Thoma Church of Los Angeles, serves as the Area Director of Central Texas for InterVarsity Campus Fellowship. In her fourteen years on staff she has had a diverse range of experiences working with college students from different ethnicities, majors, cultures, and church denominations. She never imagined staff as a vocation, especially as a South Asian woman, but believes her yes has impacted not only her but her family and friends too! In her free time, she loves to stand up paddle, drink boba, shop, eat, and watch rom coms.


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