Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden was born in 1965 at Waibalum-Larantuka, Flores, Indonesia.
He joined the SVD in 1985 at Ledalero, where he completed his novitiate and philo- sophical studies. Then he came to St. Gabri- el, Austria, where he finished his theological studies and was ordained priest in 1993. From 1993 to 1996 he worked in Switzer-land and from 1996 to 2000 he did his doctoral studies in Freiburg, Germany. After that in 2001 he returned to Ledale- ro as a professor of theology. There he worked till 2012, when he became a General Councillor.
Fr. José Antunes da Silva was born in 1957 at Sarzedas, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
He joined the SVD in 1975 and was ordained priest in 1984. From 1986 to 1989 he worked as missionary in Ghana. He complet- ed his Religious Studies from 1990 to 1992 in Washington D.C. Then he went back to Por- tugal, to Guimaräes. There he was involved in campus ministry and accompanying lay missionaries and as SVD magazine director. From 2007 to 2012 he was Portugal Superior Provincial, and in 2012 became a General Council- lor.
Fr. Xavier Thirukudumbam was born in 1958 at Sithurvadi, Tamil Nadu, India.
He joined the SVD in 1980 and was ordained priest in 1987. From 1987 to 1989 he work- ed in a parish, from 1989 to 1991 as Forma- tor and Professor in Bhopal. After studying his masters in Philosophy in 1993, he worked from 1994 to 1996 as Dean in Bhopal. From 1996 to 2000 he did his doctoral studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.. From 2000 to 2002 he worked again as Dean in Bhopal, from 2002 to 2008 as Rector and Professor. From 2008 to 2014 he was the Natio- nal Formation Secretary and Provincial Counsellor. In 2014 he was elected Provincial Superior.
Br. Guy Mazola Mido was born in 1962 at Bagata, Democratic Republic of Congo.
He joined the SVD in 1981. After his first vows in 1984 he went to the Philippines working as assistant formator in the noviti- ate and SVD Friends’ Office. There he stayed till 1998. Then he went back to the Demo- cratic Republic of Congo. There he was the member of the Provincial Council from 2003 to 2008, Chair- person of the Formation Board from 2003 to 2010, in the Brothers’ Formator from 2005 to 2012, Area Coordinator for Formation for AFRAM from 2007 to 2012 and in 2012 was elected as a General Councillor.
Fr. Jude Raymund Festin was born in 1966 in Odiongan, Philippines.
He joined the SVD in 1984 and was ordained priest in 1993. From 1994 to 2001 he work- ed as missionary in Angola. Then from 2001 to 2006 he studied Philosophy. After fi- nishing his studies he worked till 2002 as Associate Pastor and Professor in Angola. In 2012, he went back to the Philippines and worked in the Philippine Central Province as Assistant Formator and also as Professor. From 2014 to 2016, he was Rector of Christ the King Seminary in Manila and in 2017 he became Provin- cial Superior of Philippine Central Province
Fr. Eryk Jan Koppa was born in 1966 in Strzelce Opolskie in Poland.
He joined the SVD in 1985 and was ordai- ned priest in 1992. After his ordination, he went to Mexico and worked there from 1992 to 1996 in pastoral ministry. In 1996 he went back to Poland where he persued in licentiate studies in Moral Theology till studies he was Prefect in the seminary of1998. After his Pieniezno. He worked as Formator and was a member of the Province Council. From 2007 to 2013 he was the Provincial Secretary and in 2013 he was elected as Provincial Superior
Fr. Anselmo Ricardo Ribeiro was born in 1974 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He joined the SVD in 1998 and was ordained priest in 2005. From 2005 to 2008 he work- ed as Parish Minister in Brazil. After that he studied from 2008 to 2010 Social Communi- cation/Journalism and was Provincial Coun- cillor. From 2011 to 2016 he was ProvincialSuperior. In 2017 he studied Team Management and Lea- dership and worked in St. Michael‘s Retreat House.