Rev.Johnson Nedungadan was born in Kerala as the third of six children of Anthony and Anna. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on December 30, 1991 for the South Indian Province of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians).
After ordination, he has served as a missionary in different States of India. Also he has served as a pioneer missionary in Tanzania, East Africa for six years as the Pastor of one of the parishes in the Diocese of Mbinga, besides working as the Dean. He has also served as the Superior and Rector of both the Minor and Major seminaries of the South Indian Province of the Vincentians. And for the last seven years Fr.Johnson is serving as Parochial Vicar of St.Gregory the Great Parish in Bellerose, besides doing his studies at St. John’s University, New York.
Rev.Johnson has three bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy (Aquinas College, India), Theology (Gregorian University, Rome) and Economics (Utkal University, India) and Two Master’s degrees in Theology and Education – School Building Leadership (St. John’s University, New York). Also he has an Advanced Certificate in Education – School District Leadership (St. John’s University, NY). He has also completed four Units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) from Queens Hospital Center, New York and is presently a Board Certified Chaplain by NACC.