REV. BIJU PULIKOTTIL SIMON
The Rev. Biju Pulikottil Simon presently serves as the Vicar of Mar Thoma Church of San Francisco Bay Area, Mar Thoma Church of Silicon Valley, and Sacramento Prayer group, CA. Achen was born in India and grew up in Dallas, TX and attended Dallas Public Schools. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas – majoring in Applied Gerontology and minor in Political Science. He earned his Masters in Divinity degree from Chicago and further studies from the Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam, India. Achen was ordained as a priest of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in the year 2007. Achen also served as the Vicar of Kannur Immanuel Mar Thoma Church in India, Rochester Mar Thoma Church, NY, North East Region Youth Chaplain in the NY and Boston region and the associate Vicar & Youth Chaplain of Chicago Mar Thoma Church, IL. Achen is married to Mereen Zachariah and they have two children, Jeevan who is 7 and Eben who is 4 years old.