MEET OUR FOUNDERS

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Rev. Msgr. Anselm Nwaorgu, Ph.D.

 

Rev. Msgr. Anselm Nwaorgu, was born and raised in the Eastern part of Nigeria and immigrated to the United States in May 1988. He was ordained to the holy priesthood on May 30th, 1992. In June of 2009, Pope Benedict elevated him to the status of a Papal Chamberlain—a Monsignor, making him the first Native African Born priest to be made a monsignor in the United States Catholic Church.

He is a licensed psychologist in the State of New Jersey and holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, from Urban University, Rome; a master’s degree in Systematic Theology; a master’s degree in Counselor Prep; a Master’s in Divinity in Pastoral Ministry, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, from Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

Over the years, he has received several awards and citations for outstanding performances. In May 1991, he received the Pope John Paul II Medal for Superior Academic Work in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. In 2015, he was awarded the “2015 Man of Vision” by The Municipal Council of the City of Newark. He has co-authored book Chapters and written his own books also.

He is presently the consultant for Africa to the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees, and Travelers, at the United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Ms. Caroline Nwanyiezuo Njoku-Chioma (Late)


Ms. Caroline Nwanyiezuo Njoku-Chioma, a cofounder of Christ the Saviour Secondary School, Abakuru, was a native of Isunjaba in Orlu, Imo State Nigeria. She attended primary school at St. Patrick Primary School, Ogbete, Enugu, in the then Anambra State. Her secondary school education was at Iheoma Girls’ Secondary School, Orlu, Imo State after which she went on to obtain a Bachelors’ degree in Arts at Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State. She then migrated to the United States where she became a registered nurse and practiced her carrier at the New Jersey University Teaching Hospital and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey.

She was a pioneer member and the Treasurer of ISUNJABA PEOPLES UNION IN NORTH AMERICA (I.P.U.N.A) from its inception till her passing away and was very instrumental in ensuring that several projects initiated by this organization got off the ground, including the establishment of libraries in several post-primary schools in the Greater Isunjaba community in Imo State of Nigeria.

A woman of indomitable spirit, positive outlook, indefatigable drive, boundless energy, and genuine interest in the well-being of others, her love for education drove her to seek for a partnership to establish a school, where students can learn and be proud of learning, devoid of expo and cheating that has become the bane of many Nigerian academic institutions, a dream she achieved in the establishment of Christ the Saviour Secondary School, Abakuru, Imo State, Nigeria.

On July 1st, 2011, Carol was called home by the Lord, leaving behind four children.  Her spirit will always be with Christ the Saviour Secondary School, a school she loved so much and invested her life to establish.