I am thrilled to let you know that we are welcoming another new priest to our St. John-St. Paul Collaborative community! Fr. Lesley Keman Fonye, a priest from the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon, Africa, will arrive in the United States next week.

Like Fr. Gabriel, he will be living at the St. Paul rectory and will be celebrating Masses, funerals, and sacraments with us for the next few years as he completes his studies at Boston College. 

Below is a brief introduction – I know you will join me in welcoming him and making him feel at home here at the Collaborative and in Wellesley!

– Fr. Jim


Fr. Lesley Keman Fonye is a priest of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon. He did his seminary formation in St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, Bambui, Cameroon, Africa. He was ordained priest on April 8, 2015.

Since ordination, he has served as Secretary to the Archbishop of Bamenda and was Parish Rector of St. Clementine’s quasi parish, Yemge, Archdiocese of Bamenda Cameroon.

Fr. Lesley will begin studies at Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry in Patrology this September.


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