Abraham Achen hails from Ranny, Kerala. His home parish is St.
Paul’s Mar Thoma Church, Kandenperoor. Achen is from the Cheruthon Family. He has a Bachelors in
Economics, a Bachelors in Education, and a Master of Arts. He completed his Bachelors in Divinity from
the Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam in 1998. Achen went on to take a Masters and
Doctorate in Theology from FRRC, Kottayam. Achen had a concentration in Counseling. He had taught at
the Kottayam Seminary for 3 years, some of our member Achens had him as a professor. He served as
faculty at the TMA Institute of Counselling in Kottayam most recently for 3 years and also as faculty at
the Federated Faculty for Research in Religion and Culture, Kottayam. Our Assistant Vicar Blezin Achen
was also a student of Abraham Achen. Abraham Achen served as a teacher, research guide, and
counselor. We are grateful to have an educator and counselor in our midst. Achen has traveled much
when he served the Parishes of the Northeastern states by the Bangladesh/Bhutan Border of India for 2
years. He served parishes in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.
Some of these areas are affected by terrorism and require caution when traveling. Some of Achen’s
previous parishes/postings were Salem Mar Thoma Church Chachipunna, Poomkulanji St. Pauls, Salem
Mar Thoma School, and Thevalakkara Mar Thoma Valiyapally. Achen has published articles in peer
review journals and chapters for books on Pastoral Counseling and Research.
Achen is blessed to have Blessy Kochamma by his side in this ministry. Kochamma had recently worked
for the Department of Agriculture in Kerala and has done studies in this area. Kochamma had started
working when Achen began going for his higher studies. Achen and Kochamma are blessed with two
children. Divya Ann Abraham, their daughter has completed her plus two and is looking to continue her
studies. Achen’s son Mathew C. Abraham is entering into eighth grade and has an interest in cars and
Rev. Blezin K. Mon
Blezin Achen hails from Valakom near Kottarakara, Kerala. His mother parish is St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church, Pullamcodu. He is from the Puthukunnathu Family. Achen did his Bachelors in Computer Science and did a Masters in Applied Psychology. Achen completed his Bachelors in divinity in 2008 at Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam. Achen went back for his Masters in Theology recently at the Federated Faculty for Research in Religion and Culture, Kottayam from 2016 and completed in 2018. We appreciate his interest in studying the word and also his concentration in counseling as well. Achen’s previous postings were Kattappana Bethel Mar Thoma Church, Palarivattom Sharon Mar Thoma Church (Asst. Vicar) and Thalappady Nazareth Mar Thoma Church. He was served as a general committee member of the Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam during 2015-2017. Rev. Brazin K Mon is his brother, now serves as the vicar of the Thenjipallam Bethel Mar Thoma Church, near Calicut.
Achen is blessed to have Sini Anie John Kochamma by his side in support of his ministry. Kochamma hails from Keezhvaipur, Mallappally. Sini Kochamma took her Masters in Physics and went on to teach Physics. Achen and Kochamma are blessed with 2 wonderful kids, Johan and Naithan. They are in 1st grade now and joining Kindergarten in the fall.