Rev. Maxcin John, who hails from the East Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) has been appointed as the new Director of the Mission and Evangelism Department of the CSI Synod. Rev. Maxcin John has a missionary background since he joined as a Missionary in East Kerala Diocese and served the Cheenthalar No.3 Mission Field from 1997-1999. Later he moved to the Kerala United Theological College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala for the Bachelor of Divinity (B.D). He started his parish ministry in 2003 after the deacon ordination as he was appointed as the Assistant Vicar for CSI Christ Cathedral in Melukavu.
Rev. Maxcin’s international exposures began with his participation in the Youth Global Meet in Germany in 2000. Later he had done his Master of Theology (M.Th) in Tainan Theological College and Seminary (TTCS) in Taiwan from 2009-2010. He served as the Bishop’s Secretary cum Chaplain from 2007-2009, and General Secretary for Diocesan Youth Department and Christian Education Department of the Diocese from 2010-2012. He was appointed as the Vicar in CSI Christ Church Toronto in Canada from 2012-2015 where he was elected as the President for Kerala Ecumenical Churches in Toronto in 2014 and participated in CSI North American Council in 2015.
Once he was back in Kerala, he was appointed as Mission Coordinator for the Diocese and after a year as the Director of Mission & Evangelism Department, CSI East Kerala Diocese and the Secretary for Overseas Partnership Office, and the General Secretary for ‘Sannadha Suvishesha Sangam’ (Voluntary Gospel Movement). He was one of the members of the team visited the South Korea in the current year, which was a partnership programme between the CSI and the Presbyterian Church in Korea (PCK).
Rev. Maxcin is married to Ms. Animol Issac, who is working with the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in Kerala. They are blessed with two daughters: Miss. Jacquelline Stella Maxcin, and eighth standard student and Miss. Marguerrete Stella Maxcin, who is in fourth.
Synod family wholeheartedly welcome Rev. Maxcin John and family to join the mission and pray that Almighty God helps them to continue to do His ministry.