Fr. Joseph Mbena
PARENTS
Father: Thomas Mbenna
Mother: Theresia Jeronimus

BORN  
Date of Birth: May 1957 Village: Pongwe Ward: Pongwe District: Tanga Region: Tanga Country: Tanzania

ORDINATION 
December 17, 1986: Deacon at St. Anthony Cathedral Church in Tanga, Tanzania 
June 24, 1987: Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Church in Tanga, Tanzania

EDUCATION 
Primary School Education 1966 - 1968: Std I-III at Pongwe Primary School in Pongwe, Tanzania
1969 – 1972: Std IV – VII at Mkwakwani Primary School in Tanga, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION 
1975 - 1979: Form IA - IV at Soni Seminary in Soni, Tanzania 
1980-1982: Philosophy at Ntungamo Senior Seminary in Bukoba Tanzania
1985 – 1986: Pastoral Year Internship at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania
1982-1987: Theology at Segerea Senior Seminary in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

POST ORDINATION STUDIES
WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
1987-1988: Assisting Priest at Kilole Parish in Korogwe, Tanzania
1988: Assisting Priest at Rangwi Parish in Rangwi, Tanzania
1989: Bursar at Soni Seminary School in Soni, Tanzania
1989 – 2002: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Malindi Parish in Malindi, Tanzania
2002 – 2006: Assisting Priest at Mlingano Parish in Mlingano, Tanzania
2002 – 2006: Administrative Priest for Misozwe Quasi-Parish
2006 – 2009: Assisting Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
2009: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Pangani Parish in Pangani, Tanzania

CONTACT 
P.O. BOX 85 Pangani, Tanzania
Phone: +255784831788/ +255659525683
 
Picha mbalimbali
catholic diocese of Tanga