Born in 1955 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, our Pastor, Fr. Simon Kalonga, is the youngest of eight children: five boys and three girls.
After his Seminary formation he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Mbujimayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 30, 1984.
During his first twelve years as a priest, he taught in a Minor Seminary was the Director of Rural Development, and a parish pastor.
In 1996, he came to the United States to study. He attended Denver Technical College, which became Devry University, with a degree in Electronics.
His assignments in the Archdiocese of Denver include:
- St. Louis Catholic Church in Englewood
- Chaplain of the Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Littleton
- Pastor of Cure d’Ars Catholic Church, Denver.
Fr. Kalonga speaks French and likes movies and sports, especially soccer.