Fr. Richard Mshami
PARENTS
Father: Joseph Mshami
Mother: Maria Tupa

BORN 
Date of Birth: July 1953 Village: Mkuzi Ward: Mkuzi District: Lushoto Region: Tanga Country: Tanzania

ORDINATION 
June 9, 1981: Deacon at St. Anthony Cathedral in Tanga, Tanzania
November 22, 1981: Priest at St. Anthony Cathedral in Tanga, Tanzania
EDUCATION
Primary School Education
1963 – 1970: Std I – VII at Kionwa Primary School in Mkuzi, Tanzania

PRIESTLY FORMATION
1971 – 1974: Form 1 – IV at St. Peter’s Junior Seminary in Morogoro, Tanzania
1975 – 1976: Philosophy at Kibosho Major Seminary in Moshi, Tanzania
1980: Pastoral Year Internship at Gare Parish in Gare, Tanzania
1977 – 1981: Theology at Kipalapala Senior Seminary in Tabora Tanzania

POST ORDINATION STUDIES 
WORK/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE 
1981 – 1984: Assisting Priest at Mlingano Parish in Mlingano, Tanzania
1984 – 1987: Assisting Priest at Kilole Parish in Korogwe, Tanzania 
1987 – 1988: Assisting Priest at Lushoto Parish in Lushoto, Tanzania
1988 – 1992: Assisting Priesh at St. Theresia Parish in Tanga, Tanzania
1992 – 1997: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Magoma Parish in Magoma, Tanzania
1997 – 2002: Diocesan Director for Apostleship of the Sea in Tanga, Tanzania 
2002 - 2009: Priest In-Charge (Pastor) at Malindi Parish in Malindi, Tanzania
2009 - 2011: Assisting Priest at Mkuzi Parish in Mkuzi, Tanzania
2011: Assisting Priest at Mlingano Parish in Mlingano, Tanzania

CONTACT 
P.O. BOX 306 Muheza, Tanzania 
 Phone: +255784822122 E-mail:
rmshami2008@gmail.com
catholic diocese of Tanga