Our Deacon


The Rev. Dr. Deb Goldfeder

Seelam Sujanna Raj


Sujanna has been appointed as pastoral associate at Church of the Advent with responsibilities for an Asian Indian Christian Ministry.  There is a strong Asian Indian Christian community in the Crestwood/Webster Groves area.  Sujanna is an ordained presbyter (priest) in the Diocese of Vellore of Church of South India (a province of the Anglican Communion), and has been licensed to preach and celebrate the sacraments in the Diocese of Missouri by Bishop George Wayne Smith.  Sujanna will gather the community monthly at Church of the Advent, visit members in their homes and conduct worship for this community in its own language.

Sujanna will also assist the rector with services at Advent, preaching and celebrating on occasion.  Members of Advent are always invited to join the Asian Indian Christian community when they gather at Advent, especially for Indian festivals.  Watch the Scroll for the ministry’s schedule.