His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan (the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India) on Monday, 1st November 2010. His Holiness is the 91st Primate on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. Born on 30th August 1946 in a village called Mangad near Kunnamkulam, Thrissur District, Kerala as the son of the late Kollannur Iype and the late Pulikkottil Kunjeetty, K.I.Paul had his early education in local schools. After graduating from St. Thomas College, Thrissur, Paul joined the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam from where he obtained G.S.T and B.D. degrees of the Serampore University. After taking the holy orders, he joined C.M.S College, Kottayam and took his M.A in Sociology.
His Grace was born on August 13, 1959 in the famous Poothiyottu family at Mepral. His boyhood name was Cheriyachen. He has three brothers and one sister.
Metropolitan Mar Nicholovos was appointed as the Assistant Metropolitan of the American (Northeast American) Diocese in 2002. On February 26th 2011, His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose II appointed Metropolitan Mar Nicholovos as the Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese .
Fr. Ham Joseph was born on April 12th 1966. He was ordained as a deacon on March 6th 1993 at St. Marys Chrurch Vayalathala by Late H.G Philipose Mar Eusebius and was ordained as a priest on March 13th 1993 by Late H.G. Philipose Mar Eusebius at St. Peters and St. Pauls Orthodox Church Keekozhur (Nilackal Diocese). Currently serving as the Vicar and President of the St Thomas Orthodox Church Chicago.